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Florida Near The Top For States With Parents In Prison

More children in Florida had a parent in prison than nearly anywhere else in the country, according to a report released Friday.
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The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within — but it's unclear whether the products they're trying to hawk are safe and effective.

Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory.

After a contentious and bumpy process that saw Florida's top Republican officials deadlock several times, the state has a new insurance commissioner just weeks before the start of hurricane season.

More children in Florida had a parent in prison than nearly anywhere else in the country, according to a report released Friday.

Oxitec CEO Hadyn Parry believes his genetically modified mosquitos will slow the spread of Zika. Now he’s calling for public support.

Cameron Stewart is a big man. He played high school sports. He served as in the Marine medic corps in Afghanistan and Iraq. But after he was left with crippling back pain, he became a chiropractor — and his greatest professional talent may be empathy.

McCarty: Impact of Workers Comp Ruling To Be Determined

Apr 29, 2016

Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said Thursday afternoon that regulators will work to determine the impact of a major Florida Supreme Court ruling that struck down a law limiting attorney's fees in workers-compensation insurance cases. 

Judge Rejects State Claim Against Abortion Clinic

Apr 29, 2016

TALLAHASSEE --  An administrative law judge Thursday rejected a state agency's arguments that a Gainesville abortion clinic should be fined for performing second-trimester abortions without a proper license.

Justices Strike Down Workers Comp Fee Law

Apr 28, 2016

In a major ruling, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday said that a state law limiting attorney's fees in workers-compensation insurance cases is unconstitutional.

The nation's falling teen birth rate saw an even bigger drop over the past decade, with dramatic declines among Hispanic and black teens.

Birth rates are down a whopping 51 percent among Hispanics age 15 to 19 since 2006, and down 44 percent among black teens, according to a survey of census data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Teen pregnancy rates among whites also fell by a third.

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