Charles Crites, a member of the Florida Tea Party, in Tallahassee for the opening day of the 2011 Florida legislative session. Tea Party members lobbied lawmakers for cuts in state spending. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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A man gets a checkup from Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine in January. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he is opposed to a prescription drug database because it is an invasion of privacy. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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A for sale sign hangs in front of a Homestead, Fla., home. In certain places more than half of the homes sold are in one stage of foreclosure or another. J. Pat Carter/AP hide caption

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The "bath salts," which are being snorted and smoked to produce a cocaine- and meth-like high, have sent dozens of users to emergency rooms after violent behavior and hallucinations. Florida and Louisiana have banned the sale of the product. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Rep. Allen West (R-FL) speaks to constituents at a town meeting in Deerfield Beach, Fla., on Thursday. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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A Red Flame grapefruit affected by the disease known as citrus greening, which leaves fruit sour, malformed and unusable -- and eventually kills the tree. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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