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Florida appears to be the prohibitive favorite in the SEC, continuing to add to an impressive winning streak. The third-ranked Gators will try to continue their strong play when they visit Mississippi State on Thursday night. Florida has won 11 straight following a loss Dec. 2 at Connecticut, recording its longest win streak in one season since a 17-game run by the 2006-07 national championship ... By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Florida voters will decide in November whether to legalize medical marijuana after the state Supreme Court on Monday approved an initiative to put the measure on the ballot. Florida's Republican Party leadership had opposed the wording of the ballot measure, saying it was too vague and misleading and that it would allow almost anyone to obtain ... Florida voters overwhelmingly favor raising the state's minimum wage, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll, with support cutting across political and demographic groups.         Stocking of Florida largemouth bass has been so successful in Chickamauga Lake that the TWRA may expand the program to Percy Priest and Old Hickory lakes. Florida's colleges and universities are pulling the trigger on zero tolerance for guns on campus.         The poll also shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s popularity among Florida voters plummeting in the wake of scandal over a politically engineered bridge traffic jam. Florida would become the 22nd state to legalize the medical use of marijuana if voters approve a measure that the state’s highest court said can be on the ballot in November. Florida Morning: Scott to unveil budget , Crist disses idea of Rich debate, USF finds more Dozier remains, and SOTU If you want Florida Morning delivered to your inbox free of charge,  subscribe here.   Charlie Crist disses idea of debate with Nan Rich read more (CNN) – Ex-Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, vying to reclaim his former post, has a 46%-38% lead over incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Scott in this year's governor's race, according to a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday. The poll shows that the Republican-turned Democrat is ahead of Scott on most issues, and a majority of registered voters […]

Groundhog Day in South Florida: A swim at Hollywood Beach
Sun-Sentinel
As Punxsutawney Phil hunted for his shadow in cold and distant Pennsylvania, several hundred early risers found good cheer and sunshine at the beach Sunday in a South Florida-style Groundhog Day celebration. "This has been on our bucket list and we're ...

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Charles Whitehead, former chair of Florida Democratic Party, dies
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FILE-- Charlie Whitehead, shown in this June 1997 file photo, a semi-retired Panama City auto dealer and chairman of the Florida Democratic Party from 1980 to 1989, has agreed to take the job again “for a limited time.” He will replace Mitch Ceasar.
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Murder trial opens in Florida shooting over loud music
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Dunn has said he feared for his life, drawing comparisons to the trial of George Zimmerman, the former central Florida neighborhood watchman who was acquitted last year of murder after saying he shot a 17-year-old unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin ...
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Florida woman, 81, arrested for feeding bears lots of dog food
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(CNN) -- Don't feed the bears! It's an admonishment heard over and over again from wildlife officials. But Florida resident Mary Musselman didn't listen, officials said. And it got her arrested at age 81. She is being held without bond, CNN affiliate ...
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