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Over the strong objections of key conservatives and Democrats, House Republican leaders are forging ahead with a health care plan that scraps major parts of the Obama-era overhaul.

Jury selection heads into a third day in the Medicare fraud trial of a prominent Florida eye doctor, Salomon Melgen.

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President Donald Trump's recent executive order calling for a review of a rule protecting small bodies of water from pollution and development is strongly supported by golf course owners who are wary of being forced into expensive cleanups on their fairways.

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The Medicare fraud trial of a prominent South Florida eye doctor tied to a New Jersey senator's alleged corruption is set to begin.

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Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the health care law, and beseeched President Donald Trump to settle the dispute.

An unaired interview Dr. Phil McGraw had with a Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple and chewing on the dead man's face is expected to be released.

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Defense attorneys for a retired Tampa police captain accused of shooting a man in a movie theater are continuing to present their case to a judge during a so-called Stand Your Ground hearing.

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Sen. Marco Rubio said he has not held an open forum with constituents because the room would be packed by "liberal activists" and wouldn't be productive.

A Planned Parenthood affiliate has won a battle over whether doctors can perform abortions and sonograms at a Florida health center.

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The Florida Supreme Court is upholding a lower court ruling that ordered a massive nuclear plant expansion to be redone to meet environmental and other concerns.

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Florida health officials who oversee the medical marijuana program have started processing identification card applications for patients and caregivers.

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The CEO of a Delray Beach rehab center raided last year has been accused of paying more than $325,000 in kickbacks to sober home operators who brought in patients for treatment.

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Ten people have been charged with operating a $10 million steroid distribution ring allegedly run by a Miami man who co-owns a popular bodybuilding gym.

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A South Florida woman posing as a plastic surgeon has been sentenced to a year behind bars after authorities say she injured dozens of victims in botched procedures.

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A Florida judge is hearing evidence to determine whether a retired police officer acted in self-defense when he shot a man in a movie theater in 2014.

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Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.

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A "stand your ground" hearing will begin for a 74-year-old retired police captain accused of shooting and killing a man during an argument at a Florida movie theater.

Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69.

The company that operates six South Florida hospitals has agreed to a $5.5 million settlement with the federal government over patient information that was stolen by two employees.

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Federal prosecutors say a northeast Florida man will serve 18 months in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing nearly a quarter million dollars in government benefits.

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Three months after Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment on medical marijuana, state health officials and prospective pot-seeking patients are at odds over proposed rules that would spell out who could get marijuana.

A measure to change Florida's "stand your ground" law is advancing again in the state Senate.

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Hotel taxes revenue in Miami-Dade has dropped at a rate not seen since the Great Recession, a decline in public money some attribute to tourists afraid of the Zika virus.

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Republicans are increasingly talking about repairing former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a softening of tone that comes as their drive to fulfill a keystone campaign promise that encounters disunity, drooping momentum and uneasy voters.

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Gov. Rick Scott is calling for $60 million for the Indian River Lagoon and Caloosahatchee River in response to last summer’s toxic algae blooms.

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Florida's public universities are being swamped by college students who need counseling.

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Authorities along the Space Coast say a broken sewer pipe accidentally released 14,000 gallons of raw sewage into a storm water system that flows into the Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County.

A Florida woman whose conviction sparked a change in the state's gun laws is now completely free and says she plans to run an organization to help victims of domestic violence caught up in the criminal justice system.

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Wildlife officials say 520 manatees died in Florida last year, including a record 104 killed by boat strikes.

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The Trump administration says it is pulling back advertising to promote insurance sign-ups in the closing days of HealthCare.gov's 2017 open enrollment season.

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