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New York Times: After century of growth, tide turns in Florida

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The smiling couple barreling ahead on the cover of Liberty magazine in 1926 knew exactly where to go. “Florida or Bust,” said the white paint on the car doors. “Four wheels, no brakes.” So it has been for a century, as Florida welcomed thousands of newcomers every week, year after year, becoming the nation’s fourth-most-populous state with about 16 million people in 2000. Imagine the shock, then, to discover that traffic is now heading the other way. That’s right, the…

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