Greg Allen Greg Allen reports on the diverse issues and developments tied to the Southeast. He covers everything from breaking news to economic and political stories to arts and human interest features.

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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In Florida, Budget Cuts Spark Rallies

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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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To Cap Medicaid, Florida Looks To Managed Care

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Miami's Education Success Story

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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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The 'Oxy Express': Florida's Drug Abuse Epidemic

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Tea Party-Backed Lawmaker Meets With Constituency

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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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In Fla., It's A Great Time For Canadian Homebuyers

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Florida Targets Big Cuts In Education

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Fla. Governor Rejects High-Speed Rail Funds

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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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Florida Bans Cocaine-Like 'Bath Salts' Sold In Stores

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Florida Governor Unveils Budget Proposal

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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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Tea Party Firebrand Backs Hard Choices At Town Hall

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New Rules Further Loosen Cuba Travel Restrictions

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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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Abandoned Citrus Groves Produce Problems In Fla.

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Portraits Of Haitians In Miami

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U.S. To Deport Haitians With Criminal Records

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