Politics

House Health Panel Passes Bill That Would Expand Miami-Dade Needle Exchange ProgramWith scores of medical school students in the audience, a House health-care panel Tuesday approved a bill that would allow counties across the state to establish syringe and needle exchange programs in an effort to cut down on the spread of hepatitis C and HIV.
House Panel Approved Bill That 2 Out 3 Forms Of Oil, Gas FrackingA bill that would ban two forms of fracking for oil and gas in the state has cleared a House panel.
Florida Lawmakers Eye Tougher Ban On Texting While DrivingAn effort to put more teeth into Florida’s ban on texting while driving continued its Senate journey Monday, after lawmakers stripped out proposals that could have allowed police to pull over motorists for potential distractions such as talking on cell phones, eating hamburgers or self-grooming.
Restitution A Key Issue In Debate Over Amendment 4 Restoring Felons’ Voting RightsKaren Leicht spent nearly three years in federal prison and three months on probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit insurance fraud in 2010.
Senators In Florida Looking To Clear Way For Guns At ChurchesA controversial gun-rights proposal that was sidetracked last year in the wake of the mass shooting at a Broward County high school started moving in the Senate on Monday.
Florida Senators Support Raising Minimum Smoking AgeA Senate committee on Monday approved a bill that would increase the minimum smoking age in the state from 18 to 21.

CBS National News

Attorney General Barr to release more of Mueller's report within weeksThe Justice Department said Tuesday that Attorney General William Barr will release more of Robert Mueller's special counsel report within weeks, not months. But already, there are signs both parties are pivoting to other issues. Paula Reid reports.
Southwest Boeing 737 Max jet makes emergency landingA Southwest Airlines 737 Max 8 made an emergency landing Tuesday in Orlando, Florida. This comes as Boeing continues to work on a software update following two deadly crashes. Kris Van Cleave has the latest.
3/26: CBS Evening NewsProsecutors drop criminal case against Jussie Smollett; How a laundry room revolutionized a New Jersey high school.
How a laundry room revolutionized a New Jersey high schoolAt West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey, some students weren't showing up because they were getting bullied for their dirty clothes. Principal Akbar Cook decided to make a change. "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor explains.
Family still grieving one year after daughter's tragic suicideThe recent deaths of two teenagers who survived a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, have started a national conversation about suicide prevention. Jim Axelrod recently revisited two parents who lost their daughter a year ago. Now, they're determined to save lives.
Tighter mortgage standards could hit first-time home buyersNew rules from the Federal Housing Administration mean closer scrutiny of applicants with low credit scores and high loan payments