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Nelson Concedes As Scott Wins Florida's U.S. Senate Race

Florida’s newest U.S. Senator is Governor Rick Scott. He defeated incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in a close and contentious election.

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Trump Administration Faces 2 Legal Challenges For Asylum Restrictions

President Trump's effort to limit the number of people seeking asylum in the United States faced legal challenges in two different federal courts on Monday. A federal judge in California heard a challenge to the president's recent proclamation that requires asylum-seekers to present themselves at official ports of entry. The language of the proclamation makes clear that the administration is primarily concerned with the migrants moving north through Mexico. But a lawsuit filed by the American...

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Nursing Homes Seek More Time On Generator Requirements

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More than 40 percent of Florida nursing homes are asking health-care regulators for more time to meet backup-power requirements pushed by Gov. Rick Scott after Hurricane Irma last year.

Authorities say 39 white supremacist gang members have been arrested in a gun and drug-trafficking operation.

Federal Judge Rejects Two More Florida Elections Lawsuits

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With a machine recount in the rearview mirror and a manual recount underway, the legal challenges over Florida’s elections are piled up.

In two rulings late Thursday, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker shot down an attempt to keep Republican Gov. Rick Scott from interfering in the recount process and nixed another challenge focused on the way county canvassing boards decide which ballots should be tossed.

Miami Dade County met the Sunday 12 p.m. deadline to complete the recount process for both the U.S. Senate seat and the state’s next Agricultural Commissioner, but those supervising the Miami Dade County Elections Department shared mixed reviews.

A clear glass wall separated the recount from volunteer supervisors, a room about the size of a racquetball court with only a handful of chairs.

It took medics 40 minutes after the shooting began at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 before medics could reach 10 victims on the third floor of building 12. Only four of them survived.

Members of a state commission tasked with investigating the shooting disagreed over whether more lives could have been saved if medics had advanced to the third floor more quickly.

Florida’s newest U.S. Senator is Governor Rick Scott. He defeated incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in a close and contentious election. 

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

When a person reports a sexual assault at an emergency room, treatment of the victim includes more than just medical care. A victim advocacy group, the state attorney’s office and the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office teamed up to create what’s called “Code Teal” kits. 

Police in South Florida say a 66-year-old doctor is accused of giving patients medical marijuana cards without meeting them in person, conducting physical exams or requiring a debilitating medical condition.

Report: Key Design Flaws In Bridge That Had Deadly Collapse

Nov 16, 2018

Designers overestimated the strength of a critical section of a Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed, killing six people, and they underestimated the load on that same section, federal investigators reported Thursday.

While all Tampa Bay area counties wrapped up the state-ordered machine recount by Thursday afternoon's deadline, Hillsborough County decided against submitting its revised totals.

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