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Florida's Rural Lands Program Could Run Short Of Cash

Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet could spend about $8.5 million next week to conserve thousands of acres of land owned for decades by two ranching families. Such deals have become a widely used strategy in recent years to protect land from development. But the program that would pay for the deals in Okeechobee and Highlands counties --- known as the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program --- could be out of money by 2018, even with funds carried over from the current year's budget. ...

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British Police Confirm 22 People Dead After Explosion At Manchester Arena

Updated at 4:30 a.m. ET Police in Manchester, England, confirm 22 people dead at Manchester Arena following an explosion after a concert by Ariana Grande. Nearly 60 people have been injured. Authorities say they believe one man detonated an improvised explosive device, and was killed in the explosion. Chief Constable Ian Hopkins of the Greater Manchester Police said in a news conference, "We have been treating this as a terrorist incident and we believe, at this stage, the attack last night...

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Hurricane Andrew caused close to $100 million dollars in property damage in the Miami-Dade County school district alone. Roofs were gone, books were soaked, whole schools had to be leveled and rebuilt. But, says Michael Fox, Director of Risk Management for the district, the damage was almost completely covered. “Whatever was not insured, we received grants from the Department of Education to supplement whatever the loss was.”

The N-400 application, the application for US citizenship, is 20 pages long. There are a lot of questions that require a lot of detail. The process can be daunting, especially for people for whom English still isn't totally familiar.

These are challenges that Catholic Legal Services' "Mega Citizenship" event tried to address this past weekend in  14 different locations across Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Each location was staffed with volunteers trained to help with the N-400. Many of them were attorneys.

People will be joining hands on beaches from Key West to Pensacola Saturday for what has become an annual rite: Hands Across the Sands.

It was started after the BP oil spill, and has become a protest against oil drilling off Florida's coasts.

He's not running for governor yet - at least not officially - but Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is sure sounding like one. He spoke Friday afternoon at the Tampa Tiger Bay Club, where he called himself a "radical centrist."

Levine acknowledges he'd have a tough time in Florida's closed primaries, which usually favor candidates who lean further to the left or right. The multimillionaire Miami Beach businessman says he might just run as an Independent.

With more than 200 protesters gathered outside the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon, Sen. Marco Rubio took the stage Friday night at a donor dinner.

Kevin Lollar

  Saturday is "Lionfish Awareness and Removal Day" in Florida. Lionfish are an invasive species off Florida's coasts. People in southwest Florida are studying the fish's impact and others are helping to keep the invasive species' population under control. 

Florida service providers are wasting no time taking advantage of nearly $30 million in federal money for addressing the opioid epidemic.

Legislation making its way on Capitol Hill could help Florida communities hit by toxic algae blooms.

A bill to increase mental health funding for law enforcement officers has passed the U.S. Senate.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has obtained a court order requiring an alleged stalker to stay away from her.

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