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Dentmond Shooting Ruled Justifiable Homicide

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The shooting of 16-year-old Robert Dentmond was ruled a justifiable homicide Wednesday by Alachua County Grand Jury, who issued a No True Bill to the case. The jury said his death was the result of a lawful use of deadly force, but since the No True Bill was returned to …

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Florida’s Budget, New Laws Begin July 1

Florida State Capitol (Jenn Greiving / Creative Commons)

Starting Friday, clergy who don't want to marry same-sex couples will have state backing for their beliefs, high school students will have more choice over where they play sports or study, and local governments won't be able to regulate the use of Styrofoam containers. Those are among the 159 new laws that will go into effect in Florida on July 1. The laws range from the latest record-setting state budget to a public records exemption for taped, mixed-martial arts bouts.

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