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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 7:  Marijuana plants grow at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A group of activists have submitted about 50,000 signatures in an effort to force a referendum on a marijuana dispensary ban in Los Angeles to take effect next week. A minimum of 27,425 valid signatures from registered voters is needed to let voters decide on the issue in March, and until the number can be verified, the ban will not be enforced. . The ban would not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Florida Tribes Review New US Policy On Marijuana

Amid a new U.S. Justice Department policy allowing tribes to cultivate and grow marijuana, it is unclear what effect it will have in Florida.

12/13/2014

The North Carolina Tar Heels run onto the field before their game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Kenan Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

1,500 Athletes Involved In UNC Academic Fraud

A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.

10/22/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Rick Folbaum And Rick Scott: A Talk With The Governor

For journalists, a politician in campaign mode can be a very tough interview. Disciplined candidates will stay on message, no matter what. Sometimes, you’ll expose a side of them that voters don’t get to see in their scripted appearances and campaign ads.

07/17/2014

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Complaint: Broward Pre-K Providers Discriminate Against Diabetic Kids

Are Prekindergarten programs in Broward County violating federal law by refusing to accept children with diabetes?

11/15/2013

A woman votes in Florida (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Florida Among States Looking To Tighten Voting Rules

Critics have said Florida has had its share of voting issues in the past, now the state is among many with lawmakers looking to create a better reputation.

09/28/2013

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Election Law Challenge Withdrawn

A challenge to Florida’s new election rules has been withdrawn by a Democratic state senator and two nonpartisan groups.

CBS Miami–09/24/2012

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Report: Justice Dept. Challenges Purge Under Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed papers in federal court alleging Florida’s voter purge of “non-citizens” violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

CBS Miami–07/31/2012

Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin’s Parents To Meet With Justice Dept.

The parents of Trayvon Martin are fighting for justice on behalf of their slain son.

CBS4–03/22/2012

Miami Police

Feds To Probe Miami Police Shootings

The deaths of seven African-American men at the hands of Miami police officers over a seven month period beginning in July of last year touched off outrage in the inner city communities who demanded an investigation.

CBS4–11/17/2011

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