Florida election officials share suggestions

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Florida election officials are giving a presidential commission suggestions for improving the country's electoral process.    State and county superviso..
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Scott signs bill to benefit special needs students

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill that will give parents of special needs students more say in their education.    The bill signed Friday gi..
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Senate votes to pass historic immigration bill

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has passed historic immigration legislation offering the hope of American citizenship to millions, while promising a military-style surge to secure the..
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After abortion setback, Texas GOP set to try again

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - After a one-woman filibuster and a raucous crowd helped derail a GOP-led effort to restrict Texas abortions, Gov. Rick Perry announced Wednesday that he's call..
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Rulings on gay marriage doesn't affect Fla. ban

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - While gay rights advocates were celebrating two Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriages Wednesday, gay couples still won't be able to marry in Florida...
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It's complicated: Lots to sort out on gay marriage

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two landmark Supreme Court rulings that bolster gay marriage rights don't remove all barriers to same-sex unions by a long shot. Where gay couples live still will..
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Obama: Court rights a wrong; country better off

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama hailed the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, declaring the court "has righted a wrong, and ..
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Texas abortion bill falls after challenge

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Despite barely beating a midnight deadline, hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in th..
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Child abuse prevention pushed after girl's death

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $3 million for a program that would have educated school children from kindergarten through fifth grade on stranger danger and a..
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Supreme Court ruling affects 5 Fla. counties

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act means five Florida counties will no longer need federal approval before voting changes are put in plac..
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Obama aims to tackle pollution, climate change

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared the debate over climate change and its causes obsolete Tuesday as he announced a wide-ranging plan to tackle pollution and prepare..
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Dems unhappy IRS screened for progressives too

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are unhappy that newly revealed Internal Revenue Service documents show the agency screened for progressive groups seeking tax-exempt status, not just t..
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High court voids key part of Voting Rights Act

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and..
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Clinton: Female president would send right signal

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton mused aloud about the significance of America electing its first female president. Left unsaid: whether she might try again to be the one.&..
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Senate immigration bill boosted by border deal

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Far-reaching immigration legislation offering the prize of U.S. citizenship to millions is swiftly gaining ground in the Senate following agreement between Republ..
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Poll: Rubio gets negative marks on immigration

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Victoria Kasselman

MIAMI (AP) - Florida voters give Sen. Marco Rubio negative marks for his handling of immigration and gun issues in Washington but still hold favorable views of the rising Republica..
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Candidates for Cape Coral Mayor duke it out in 1st debate

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - The people who want to become Cape Coral's next mayor took the hotseat in front of a rather tough crowd. The first debate of the election year got heated at time..
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Gov. signs bill speeding up capital punishment

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida is speeding up how quickly it carries out the death penalty.    Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a measure designed to acce..
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Scott, others were told about insurance deal

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott - and other top state officials - quickly distanced themselves last month from a controversial deal approved by Citizens Property I..
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Fla. gets final OK for Medicaid privatization

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Federal health officials have given final approval to a plan to overhaul Florida's safety net health insurance program.    Gov. Rick Scott a..
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