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The majority owner of Dade Medical College has pleaded guilty to charges that he made over $159,000 in illegal campaign contributions.

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A former aide says Rhea Chiles, the widow of former Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles, has died.

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The Supreme Court is wading into its fourth dispute over President Barack Obama's 5-year-old health care overhaul.

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Nearly 11,000 rape kits have not been tested in Florida, according to statistics released by the state Tuesday, mirroring backlogs at law enforcement agencies nationwide because of a lack of funding.

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The body of a missing 18-month-old boy from Tampa has been found in a South Florida canal.

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said Vihaan Pullamsetti's body was spotted Monday morning in Weston, which is west of Fort Lauderdale.

Officials say the child went missing from a relative's apartment in Weston on Sunday afternoon. Deputies, bloodhounds and helicopters assisted neighbors and family members in a large-scale search for the child.

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Health officials say a kindergartner in Palm Beach County has died of bacterial meningitis.

The government's insurance website is faster and easier to use, but as a third sign-up season gets underway, President Barack Obama's health care law is approaching limits.

Medicare said last week it will pay doctors to help patients plan what kind of care they want at the end of life, an idea more broadly accepted than six years ago, when it touched off a political uproar about “death panels.”

A Palm Beach County philanthropist is making good on her promise to herself to share the story of the nation's disabled veterans with as many people possible.

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An appeals court ruled Friday that state universities are allowed to ban students from having guns in their dorm rooms.

Four people are heading to federal prison after pleading guilty to a $13.8 million fraud scheme that targeted private health insurance providers in South Florida.

The Justice Department said Friday that it had reached settlements totaling more than $250 million with hundreds of hospitals where doctors implanted cardiac devices in violation of Medicare coverage requirements.

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Americans from across the political spectrum are worried about the cost of prescription drugs for serious diseases, following weeks of news coverage about companies hiking prices for critical medicines.

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The mother of a girl found dead in a freezer was accused of beating her five children for years in a home that at times was filled with rats and roaches, according to documents released today.

Anthem reported a 4 percent increase in third-quarter profit and beat Wall Street forecasts as the number of people the health insurer covers edged slightly higher.

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  Federal authorities are endorsing the construction of a spur that would connect central Florida's commuter rail, SunRail, with the Orlando International Airport.

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With just days before the Seminole Tribe of Florida was supposed to pull out its blackjack tables from its casinos, tribal officials on Monday sued the state in an effort to keep them in place.

Despite saying that there has been “significant progress” in ongoing negotiations with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and others, tribal officials said the federal lawsuit was filed to ensure that its casinos aren’t harmed.

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  Florida's controversial statewide bear hunt ended after the second day after a higher than expected number of bears had been killed with 295 bears taken overall, nearing the official limit, Florida Wildlife officials announced in a statement issued online Sunday evening.

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Hillsborough County officials have tentatively approved a $400,000 loan to Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry.

It's crunch time for thousands of small business owners who must comply with requirements of the health care law for the first time.

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Officials say the father of a missing baby has been extradited from South Carolina to Florida and charged with child neglect and felony murder.

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The body of an 11-year-old girl who had apparently been missing for more than a year — though authorities say no one reported her disappearance or questioned her whereabouts — was found in a freezer that her mother left at the home of some family members, police said Monday.

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With sign-up season starting in less than two weeks, the Obama administration indicated on Monday that some long-awaited upgrades to the government's health insurance website could take more time before they're customer-ready.

The math is harsh: The federal penalty for having no health insurance is set to jump to $695, and the Obama administration is being urged to highlight that cold fact to help drive its new pitch for health law sign-ups.

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In a basement classroom on the University of South Florida campus, Joe Mullins is bringing the dead back to life.

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The health care law's historic gains in coverage may be leveling off: The Obama administration announced Thursday it expects only a slight overall increase in enrollment next year.

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UnitedHealth Group’s third-quarter profit slipped, but the nation’s largest health insurer still beat Wall Street expectations due partly to fast growth in prescription drug management and other areas outside its core business.

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Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is proposing to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law with one that would increase tax credits for individuals, allowing them to buy coverage protection against "high-cost medical events."

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A Miami doctor is facing two federal fraud conspiracy charges for his alleged role in a $20 million Medicare fraud scheme run by a health care company.

President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at preventing premium increases that some smaller businesses were expecting next year under his signature health care law.

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