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Convicted BP Engineer To Get New Trial Related To Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A federal appeals court says a former BP engineer is entitled to a new trial on an obstruction of justice charge related to the investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The 5th

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Supreme Court Opens Door To End Death Penalty

ATLANTA (AP) _ A loss in at the U.S. Supreme Court this week is offering a glimmer of hope for death penalty opponents. Justice Stephen Breyer questioned the constitutionality of the death penalty in dissenting from a 5-4 ruling

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Daytona International Speedway Will Not Ban Confederate Flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. Daytona President Joie Chitwood said

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National Hurricane Center Launches Spanish Hurricane Website

MIAMI (AP) _ The National Hurricane Center and Florida International University are launching a new Spanish-language website for hurricane preparation. The website will include information on hurricane science, residential mitigation strategies, preparedness, and announcements, including tropical cyclone advisories. The

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Thousands Of Cuban Migrants Sent Home

MIAMI (AP) _ U.S. Coast Guard officials say homemade vessels recently used by Cuban migrants attempting to reach Florida shores are a “recipe for disaster.” U.S. authorities returned 55 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, on Thursday. Coast

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Disney Bans Selfie Sticks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Don’t bring your selfie stick to Disney World. Officials announced Friday that a ban takes effect Tuesday at all four Disney theme parks in Orlando as well as at Disney’s water parks and Disney Quest,

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Population Growth In Florida Driven By Hispanics

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ New figures show that Hispanic residents made up almost half of Florida’s population growth last year. The figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that Florida grew by more than 290,000 residents from

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Gov Scott Trying To Lure Connecticut Jobs To Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading to Connecticut on a quick two-day jaunt as part of his ongoing effort to lure businesses to relocate to the Sunshine State. Scott will arrive in Connecticut early Thursday

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Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that

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Back To The Future Fans Lexus Unveils Hoverboard [VIDEO]

Lexus goes Back to the Future to unveil the hoverboard. A new Lexus ad is causing a stir, and it’s not even for a car. The luxury automaker has released a video online showing off it’s new Lexus Hoverboard,