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Mayor walks out in protest at atheist’s ‘prayer,’ but not for the reason you might think

The mayor and several commissioners of a South Florida city walked out of a recent meeting as an atheist prepared to offer an invocation. The City of Lake Worth begins city commissioner meetings with a prayer, open to all beliefs, or the lack thereof, and atheist Preston Smith was on hand to lead … Read More

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Florida Five: Yoho’s immigration bill draws fire, Gun business booming

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Obscure lawmaker trying to nix Obama's immigration order suddenly thrust in spotlight – Conservative radio talk show hosts are taking aim at him for being the architect of a House bill that they say was meant to lull those on … Read More

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Florida Five: Rubio, Fla. GOP reps blast CIA report, College campus gun bill filed

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Rubio blasts Senate Dems' CIA report – U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, blasted Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for releasing its 518-page report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. In a … Read More

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Florida Five: Bondi reports big illegal pill bust, Fla. minimum wage to top $8

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Suspects busted in probe provided pills in Central Florida, Bondi says – An investment broker and a Shar-Pei breeder are among 20 defendants charged after an 18-month investigation into illegal prescription drug sales across … Read More

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Watch: Tim Tebow surprises shoppers by paying off their lay-away bills

Tim Tebow’s act of Christmas kindness brought one happy woman to tears. The ex-NFL Quarterback and devout Christian joined “Good Morning America” in a segment that aired Monday where he told an unsuspecting shopper that her lay-away bill was paid off. The shopper, Jasmine Nunes,  cried openly … Read More

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Florida Five: Protesters close I-195 in Miami, Lawmakers could change school testing

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Protesters force closure of I-195 for second time – For a third day, protesters moved through the streets of South Florida. They are protesting the controversial deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers. … Read More

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Deluded Wasserman Schultz: Voters agree with Dems — just not when they vote

Holding a national gathering of state Democratic leaders on the same weekend as a Louisiana Senate runoff election in which the Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu was all but guaranteed to lose was an odd choice. But to imply that "voters agree with us," as Democratic National Committee … Read More

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Stunning video of NASA’s space shuttle Orion launch

The shuttle Orion launched in all its splendor on Dec. 5th at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The video is breathtaking. "Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they've ever gone before," according to NASA. "Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, … Read More

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Florida Five: 2 Fla. GOP reps. vote with Dems on immigration bill, Police body camera bill filed

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Orion launch scrubbed, reset for Friday – NASA plans to try again Friday to launch its next-generation space capsule Orion after a wayward ship, wind gusts and fuel valve problems scrubbed Thursday's launch. The next launch … Read More

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Florida Five: Court rejects welfare recipient drug testing, Jameis Winston hearing at FSU ends

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: Court rejects Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s drug testing of welfare recipients – A federal appeals court on Wednesday dealt another blow to Gov. Rick Scott’s crusade to conduct drug tests on welfare recipients when it upheld a lower … Read More

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Florida Five: Fla. Supreme Court debates ‘stand your ground’ case, Bill Nelson comes clean

Five of today’s top Florida political stories at your fingertips: State Supreme Court debates Kissimmee 'stand your ground' case – Several state Supreme Court justices lamented the vague wording of Florida's "stand your ground" statute on Tuesday. The court was considering the case of Jared … Read More

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When gridlock is gratifying

With amusement, I occasionally read the comments from supposed deep-thinkers posting mainstream media news stories, whining ain’t-it-awful about the federal government gridlock. What these readers fail to understand is that gridlock is a safety mechanism, a great blessing bestowed on the nation … Read More

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Disney scolds little girl for thanking God

It started as a normal, happy birthday for 10-year-old Lilly, whose favorite pastime is browsing the Disney Channel on her computer. A question popped up on the Disney Channel site that asked "What are you grateful for?" The happy birthday girl responded, “God, my family, my church and my … Read More