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Judge Orders Extension of Voter-Registration Deadline

A federal judge ordered a one-day extension in Florida’s voter registration deadline and seemed ready to consider a longer delay against the backdrops of the recovery from Hurricane Matthew and one of the most heated presidential races in decades. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker said the state should continue accepting …

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ITT Technical Institute Nationwide Shutdown

ITT Shutdown

ITT Tech announced they will be shutting down all 130 of their campuses nationwide, leaving many students without the possibility of an ITT diploma. ITT Tech was one of the largest for-profit colleges in the nation with campuses in 38 states. In Florida, there were nine. Following their announcement, the …

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As Zika Fears Escalate, Lawmakers Point Fingers From Afar

Nurse practitioner Juliana Duque, right, gives a patient, who is in her first trimester of pregnancy insecticide and and information about mosquito protection at the Borinquen Medical Center, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 in Miami. The CDC has advised pregnant women to avoid travel to the nearby neighborhood of Wynwood where mosquitoes are apparently transmitting Zika directly to humans. The patient also had a test for the Zika virus following her exam. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

As the Zika virus escalates into a public health crisis, members of Congress remain entrenched politically, with Republicans and Democrats pointing fingers over the failure to act as the number of mosquito-transmitted cases in the U.S. grows. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell warned lawmakers on Wednesday that her budget for fighting Zika is running out quickly. Without more money fast, she said, the "nation's ability to effectively respond to Zika will be impaired."

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Rubio Up By Double Digits In Senate Race

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who lost his bid to be the Republican nominee for president, holds double-digit leads over two Democratic challengers seeking a key U.S. Senate seat in Florida, according to a poll released Thursday. (CNN)

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE — After a late entrance into the race, Republican incumbent Marco Rubio holds double-digit leads over two Democratic challengers seeking a key U.S. Senate seat in Florida, a poll released Thursday shows. Rubio leads Congressman Patrick Murphy, who is supported by the White House and many Democratic leaders, by …

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Scott Pitches Septic Replacement Amid Algae Woes

Water full of algae laps along the Sewell's Point shore on the St. Lucie River under an Ocean Boulevard bridge, Monday, June 27, 2016. The Martin County Commission decided at an emergency meeting Tuesday to ask state and federal authorities to declare a disaster where blue-green algae has closed beaches. County officials on Florida's Atlantic coast want the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close the locks between Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie River.  (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post via AP)

Money to reduce the use of septic systems will be in Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed budget for next year, as the state grapples with swirling green algae coating waterways in parts of the Treasure Coast. However, incoming Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, said that while cleaning runoff and replacing septic …

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