In The News Today – December 7, 2015

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Tampa Bay Times:State purges 9,000 children from medical system in cost-saving overhaul

In June, Florida health administrators declared in a memo that the little boy was “NOT clinically eligible.”

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News 4 JAX: Video shows Miami Beach police shooting man

This one occurred Saturday morning when a Miami Beach, Florida, officer killed a man during a confrontation on a busy street. A passerby shot the video and posted it to Instagram.

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WPLG: This Week in South Florida: Dec. 6

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Herald Tribune: Editorial: Invest $1 billion in crucial services

Only six states spend less than Florida per student, even though local taxpayers shoulder more than 50 percent of the burden for public schools.

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Ameri Publication: Federal agents in Florida arrest Guatemalan judge, top soccer official in FIFA

Hector Trujillo said through his public defender on Friday that he wanted to be transferred to federal court in Brooklyn where the charges against him were filed.

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Bradenton Herald: Florida’s workforce system an economic driver

Today, job demand is at an all-time high in Florida, with nearly 300,000 job openings across the state, according to Help Wanted OnLine. Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio said, “Another month, another record for Florida’s resurgent economy, with job openings at an all-time high. Businesses in Florida are growing, families are back to work, and it’s a great time to be living and working in the Sunshine State.”

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PINAC: Florida Deputy Harasses Photographer: “Do you not want me to protect this country and this county?”

Brevard County sheriff’s deputies never did like PINAC’s Jeff Gray, so even though they told him Photography is Not a Crime, they still wanted to know why he was taking photos of a power plant.

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Fox News: Forgotten war veterans laid to rest in South Florida national cemetery

LAKE WORTH, Fla. –  The cremated remains of 14 war veterans and the spouses of seven other service members have been laid to rest years after their deaths.

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Florida Politics: AMID BIAS CLAIMS, VENDOR DEMANDS ANSWERS IN SELECTION OF EVERBRIDGE FOR FLORIDA EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

One critical factor in disaster preparedness is the creation of Florida’s Statewide Emergency Alert Notification System (EANS). a next generation framework of text, email and phone warnings that has the potential to save thousands of lives in a hurricane or other public emergency.

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Bradenton Herald: Supreme Court ruling looms over Florida’s death-penalty system

Florida’s Legislature again finds itself under the watchful eye of the courts, and this time it’s literally a matter of life and death.

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Sun Sentinel: South Florida survivor of Pearl Harbor attack honored

DANIA BEACH — Like many of the friends he grew up with in his hardscrabble Cleveland neighborhood during the Great Depression, Edward Hammond saw the military as a rare job opportunity.

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News-Press: Florida’s clothesline law trumps HOA rules

In the upscale community of Cross Creek Estates, Terri Krass’ sheets are flapping on the clothesline in her backyard.

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My Palm Beach Post: Scott’s $1 billion tax-cut plan faces tough fight in Florida Senate

Gov. Rick Scott sees his biggest assault to date on the state’s corporate income tax as a move poised to ignite Florida’s economy for generations to come.

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Orlando Sentinel: About 5,200 Florida teachers make the grade for ‘best and brightest’ bonuses

About 5,200 Florida teachers will get bonuses this spring as part of a new and controversial program that rewards the “best and brightest” in state classrooms based partly on how they scored on college admissions exams.

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Tampa Bay Times: As TECO Energy deal advances, FPL sheds light on why it passed on Tampa utility’s sale

TECO Energy shareholders gave their official blessing this week in voting overwhelmingly to approve the proposed sale of the 116-year-old Tampa power company to Canadian energy company Emera.

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CNN: Rubio defends vote against banning people on watch lists from buying guns

Washington (CNN)Marco Rubio defended his recent Senate vote against barring people on terrorism watch lists from buying firearms on Sunday, saying that the majority of people on those lists have done nothing wrong.

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