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Tea Party Firebrand Backs Hard Choices At Town Hall

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New Rules Further Loosen Cuba Travel Restrictions

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Abandoned Citrus Groves Produce Problems In Fla.

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U.S. To Deport Haitians With Criminal Records

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Miami's Cubans Watch Their Hero Go On Trial

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Gov. Scott, Ex-CEO, Aims To Run Fla. Like A Business

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New Medical School Model: Adopt A Family To Treat

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A planned dredging project at the Port of Miami would cost $75 million in federal money. However, incoming Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) says that he does not support federal earmarks. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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To Defenders, Some Earmarks Are Sound Politics

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States Move Ahead With High-Speed-Rail Projects

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Florida To Consider Pardoning Jim Morrison For Indecent Exposure

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Obama Reverses Decision Expanding Offshore Drilling

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White House: No Drilling In East Coast Waters

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It's a circuitous route to the last house on the end of No Name Key, Fla. Most houses on this tiny island community are powered by solar energy. J. Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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Tiny Fla. Island Debates Joining Electric Grid

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Sen. Rubio: 'Tea Party Poster Boy' Or GOP Insider?

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