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.

A manatee swims underwater in the springs of Crystal River, Fla. — home to a group of residents who have sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, demanding that the agency consider removing the animals from the endangered species list. Amanda Cotton/iStockphoto hide caption

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Florida's Manatees: Big, Beloved And Bitterly Contested

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A new comic features Captain Citrus teaming up with the Avengers to defeat a villain. The new superhero, who uses the power of the sun to generate "energy items," is sponsored by Florida's citrus industry. Florida Citrus hide caption

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Marvel's New Hero Wants To Save The World — And The Citrus Industry

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Visitors watch an orca performance at SeaWorld in San Diego this year. The company has seen attendance slip in the year since the release of a documentary film critical of the company's captive whale program. Mike Blake/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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SeaWorld Hopes New Orca Habitats Will Stem A Tide Of Criticism

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Miami Struggles To Embrace Unaccompanied Immigrants

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott helps release a 30-pound green sea turtle in the Gulf of Mexico in Marathon, Fla., in 2012. The governor is making environmental protection part of his re-election campaign. Andy Newman/AP/Florida Keys News Bureau hide caption

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Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race

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An orange showing signs of "citrus greening" this spring in Fort Pierce, Fla. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

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Pesticides Used On Florida's Mosquitoes May Harm Butterflies

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The antenna trailing off the diver's foot is there to ward off sharks by creating an electromagnetic field that sharks are sensitive to. Unlike fish snagged with the diver's spear gun, sharks warded off by the Shark Shield remain unharmed. Courtesy of Shark Shield hide caption

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These Waves Keep Sharks Away From Swimmers

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Fla. Judge Orders Lawmakers Back To Work On A New Congressional Map

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Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn greets campaign volunteers at South DeKalb Community Achievement Center in Decatur, Ga., on May 13. The U.S. Senate race in Georgia is one of the most closely watched in the country. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga.

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Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System

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Florida's state capitol. A redistricting plan crafted by the Republican-controlled Legislature in Tallahassee was partially thrown out by a state judge. iStockPhoto hide caption

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Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts

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Fate Of Decades-Old Cigar Factory Dangles By A Phrase

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Goods Sold In Cuban Shops Often Come From Florida Stores

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