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Tropical Storm Matthew Forms; Already Winds Up to 60 mph

The thirteenth named storm of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season formed late Wednesday morning just east of the Lesser Antilles. A hurricane hunter mission found sustained winds of tropical storm force at 60 mph, and a low level closed center of circulation 35 miles east-northeast of St.Vincent. Matthew was moving west at 21 mph and expected to bring tropical storm conditions to Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, and St. Lucia today.
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Senators Vote To Override Obama's Veto Of Sept. 11 Bill

The Senate acted decisively Wednesday to override President Barack Obamas veto of Sept. 11 legislation, setting the stage for the contentious bill to become law despite flaws that Obama and top Pentagon officials warn could put U.S. troops and interests at risk.Five weeks before elections, lawmakers refused to oppose a measure backed by 9/11 families who say they are still seeking justice 15 years after the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. The bill permits them to sue the government...
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The thirteenth named storm of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season formed late Wednesday morning just east of the Lesser Antilles. A hurricane hunter mission found sustained winds of tropical storm force at 60 mph, and a low level closed center of circulation 35 miles east-northeast of St.Vincent. Matthew was moving west at 21 mph and expected to bring tropical storm conditions to Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, and St. Lucia today.

South Florida has one more reason to hate mosquitoes: Miami-Dade County Health officials announced a case of locally-acquired Dengue fever Tuesday night.

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Cheering, booing, and the ever-so-popular chant ‘Build a wall’ colored Donald Trump’s one-hour speech at Melbourne International Airport in Brevard County, known for its strong Republican base. Thousands of supporters listened intently as the Republican presidential candidate slammed Hillary Clinton for dishonesty in her past role as Secretary of State and accused her of being a vessel for special interest groups, all in a push to sway undecided voters.

Bondi Announces Ban On Synthetic Drug

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Tuesday announced an emergency rule to ban a type of synthetic drug that she said has caused multiple deaths in Florida.

The Florida Supreme Court has rejected a request to investigate allegations of racism involving a Duval County circuit judge who sentenced an African-American man to death.

State Regulators Order 14.5% Increase In Workers' Comp Rates

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Florida regulators issued an order Tuesday that said workers' compensation insurance rates should increase 14.5 percent starting later this year.

Zika Cases Top 900 In Florida

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The number of cases of the ZIka virus in Florida has topped 900, with an additional 10 reported Tuesday, according to updated information posted on the Florida Department of Health website.

Few states have as close a tie to the U.S. space program than Florida, so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that there’s a growing number of would-be rocket scientists at the University of South Florida.

In 2013, a mixture of mathematics, engineering and physic majors came together in a student club, the USF Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry, or SOAR.

Fresh off his first debate with Hillary Clinton last night, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came straight to Miami today to meet with Latino voters – and found he still struggles to engage a voter bloc he’ll need more of if he wants to win the battleground state of Florida.

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended Tuesday at 9:49 pm the search for a group of Cuban migrants reported missing Monday. 

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