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2016 Roundup: Kind of Weird, Huh?

Chris Borchetta, of Miami Beach, Fla., takes advantage of a sunny day as he lies on the beach, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, in Miami Beach, Fla. Temperatures are above average and in the mid-80's in South Florida as an arctic cold front moves from the Plains to the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, and towards the mid-Atlantic and Northeast by Thursday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

In 2016, Donald Trump was elected to the White House. The Cubs won the World Series. And Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. In other words, it was the kind of year that seemed designed to make Florida news look normal.

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Justices Overturn Decades-Old Death Sentence

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new trial for a convicted killer who has spent more than four decades on Death Row for a racially charged murder during civil unrest in the Jacksonville area. The unanimous decision — a rarity in death penalty cases in which convictions are …

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Push Continues For Florida Lethal Injection Details

Push Continues For Florida Lethal Injection Details

Lawyers representing Arizona Death Row inmates aren’t backing down from a battle with Florida corrections officials over the release of documents related to execution drugs, part of a drawn-out challenge to Arizona’s lethal-injection process. The Florida Department of Corrections is refusing to release the documents, arguing that the information is …

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