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Soaring Overdose Deaths Cut US Life Expectancy For 2nd Year

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. deaths from drug overdoses skyrocketed 21 percent last year, and for the second straight year dragged down how long Americans are expected to live.
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Christmas Time: Florida Woman Arrested Over Card Theft

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities arrested a woman who they say tried to pilfer a Christmas card and $25 that had been set aside for a mail carrier.
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Florida Police ‘Elves’ Distribute Cash During Traffic Stops

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police department has spread some good will this holiday season, handing out some $4,200 to unsuspecting residents.

Couple Who Provided Video Of Seminole Heights Suspect Want Piece Of...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The homeowners who provided police with the eerie surveillance video of the hooded man accused in a string of fatal shootings that terrorized a Florida neighborhood during October and November now want a piece of the $110,000 reward.
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NBA To Start Junior World Championship For Youth Teams In Orlando

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is starting an international youth basketball tournament using a format similar to baseball’s Little League World Series.

Miami Stadium, But Baseball Fan Won’t Let You Forget It

MIAMI (AP) — For thousands of kids who grew up in Miami, going to the old Miami Stadium in the Allapattah neighborhood was a part of coming of age.

Gold Coins Found In Salvation Army Holiday Kettle In Florida

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say they found gold coins among the donations in a Salvation Army kettle in Florida.

Tiny Snowmen Appear In Florida As Sunshine State Gets Snow

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The “Welcome to Florida” sign in the northwest part of the state was covered in light snow as winter weather dipped into the Sunshine State.

Third-Graders Help Save Florida Bookstore

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When Shaina Belsky’s third-grade class found out that the city’s Barnes and Noble Bookstore was in danger of closing, they got to work, writing the CEO of the chain and begging him not to close.

Judge Halts Clearing Of Rare Forest Targeted For Walmart

MIAMI (AP) — Bulldozers downing trees on a property targeted for a Walmart-anchored shopping center were ordered to stop work after a federal judge issued an emergency injunction sought by environmentalists fighting to save the vanishing forest.
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