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Report: Carlos Curbelo target of attack ads over attempted Obamacare repeal

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A progressive health care group has its sights set on Rep. Carlos Curbelo. According to POLITICO, Save My Care, a coalition of progressive health care advocacy groups, has launched a seven-figure television ad buy in seven competitive House districts across the country, including Curbelo’s South Florida district. The ad campaign, according to POLITICO, targets five Republican lawmakers from districts won by Hillary Clinton. Aside from Curbelo, the ad campaign will focus on California Republican Darrell Issa, Arizona Republican Martha McSally,…

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FBI reviews handling of terrorism-related tips

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The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads from the past three years to make sure they were properly investigated and no obvious red flags were missed, The Associated Press has learned. The review follows attacks by people who were once on the FBI’s radar but who have been accused in the past 12 months of massacring innocents in an Orlando, Florida, nightclub, injuring people on the streets of New York City, and gunning…

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Quarterback competition to highlight Gators’ spring football game

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The defense has been rebuilt. Definitely, Gator fans are going to want to check it out. Oh, and the play-makers are better at wide receiver. Those will be fun to see. The offensive line is better. And the running game is solid. And … Oh, never mind. You want to see the quarterbacks, don’t you? If there is one overwhelming point of interest to this year’s Gators, who have their spring game tonight, it is the quarterbacks. With returner Luke…

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Florida welfare recipients could face tougher sanctions

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People who receive cash assistance from the Florida government and fail to comply with work requirements could be left without money for a longer time. A House panel on Thursday advanced a bill (HB 23) that would toughen sanctions for individuals who do not work toward furthering their education or careers while in the program. The vote came over the objections of Democrats, who said it would leave more families hungry and would make it harder for people to get…

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Alimony legislation dead for 2017, sponsor says

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Good news for opponents of this year’s alimony overhaul, and bad news for its supporters: The bills are dead for the year. Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, the Naples Republican who’s carrying the Senate version (SB 412), on Wednesday said the chair of its first committee of reference has refused to hear the bill. Rene Garcia chairs the Committee on Children, Families, and Elder Affairs. “Chairman Garcia determined that he was not interested in hearing it and I respect that decision,”  Passidomo said. “I don’t think leadership…

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Gator quarterbacks go through growing pains in first scrimmage

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And now, for your latest report on the progress of the Florida Gators‘ quarterbacks: Eh. Freshman Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask both sputtered a bit during the Gators’ first scrimmage, leaving fans to wonder if either will be able to beat out incumbent Luke Del Rio when fall practices begin. An interception in the end zone particularly bothered coach Jim McElwain. The Gators have been searching for a solid quarterback after being 79th and 86th in the country the last…

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Play it back: rematches to decide last two spots in Final Four

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The most entertaining college basketball game of the regular season came in December. Malik Monk set a record for a Kentucky freshman with 47 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer taken against his coach’s wishes, to lift the Wildcats to a 103-100 win over North Carolina. Are these two ready for an encore? Of course they are – though it’s a valid argument to say this rematch might be better suited for next weekend in the Final Four than Sunday in…

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