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Scott Says Hurricane “Is Going To Kill People”

With the first feeder bands from powerful Hurricane Matthew sweeping Thursday morning across southern Florida, Gov. Rick Scott advised people who live in evacuation areas not to wait. “If you’re watching and in an evacuation area, get out. Don’t take a chance,” Scott said after a briefing at the state …

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Despite Abuse Claims, Grayson Staying In Florida Senate Race

Democratic leaders want Rep. Alan Grayson to go away. His ex-wife says he's abusive. Ethics questions dog him. Yet the liberal lawmaker is refusing to drop his bid for the U.S. Senate, potentially upending party hopes that moderate Rep. Patrick Murphy will emerge as the nominee against Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.

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As Zika Fears Escalate, Lawmakers Point Fingers From Afar

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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