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Florida

 

florida-public-employees-Medicaid-RenewalCBS Miami: Feds Grant Florida 3-Year Medicaid Renewal

About 3 million Floridians — more than half are children — are enrolled in the program, which has been rolling out statewide over the past few months

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Miami_Herald_florida_public_employeesMiami Herald: “Purge” cyber bullying game has reached South Florida

State and local law enforcement agencies are investigating the creation of social media websites that encourage users to submit nude photographs of friends and acquaintances, which are then published without their consent.

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florida-public-employees-Re-Draw-Cogressional-DistrictsNew York Times: Deadline Set to Redraw Voting Map in Florida

Judge Terry P. Lewis of Leon County gave the State Legislature two weeks to submit a new proposed congressional map to replace the gerrymandered boundaries of the Fifth and 10th Congressional Districts

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florida-public-employees-climate-changeSaint Petersburg Blog:  Bruce Ritchie: If voters want new energy policy, they need to elect new legislators

Former Gov. Charlie Crist says if elected governor again in November, he would again issue executive orders dealing with climate change

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The_LedgerThe Ledger: Reinstated Officer’s Assignment Is Unclear

A fired police sergeant involved in a sex scandal in 2013 will work again at the Lakeland Police Department as a demoted officer.

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National

 

Florida-Public-Employees-Americans-EbolaWBTW: Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.

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florida-public-employees-TS-BerthaMy News 13:  Tropical Storm Bertha heading toward Puerto Rico, not threatening Florida

Bertha was named at 11 p.m. Thursday. The storm is expected to stay away from the Florida coast as it eventually turns north out into the Atlantic Basin.

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florida-public-employees-pensions-hedge-fundsNPR: Some Public Pension Funds Making Big Bets On Hedge Funds

Hedge funds are often secretive investment firms led by supposedly supersmart fund managers. Though, sometimes they implode spectacularly — think Long-Term Capital Management. Another prominent firm, Galleon Group, recently got shut down for rampant insider trading.

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