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Today on Context Florida: Military power, needle exchange, Pledge of Allegiance and Autism Lab

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Today on Context Florida: Jac Wilder VerSteeg asks what to Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and some Florida lawmakers have in common. They’ve all said some pretty disturbing things recently about the use of military power. VerSteeg notes we should add Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to the list. Dr. Hansel Tookes notes that Florida has the highest rate of new HIV infections of any state in America. In addition, Miami-Dade and Broward counties are ranked first and second, respectively,…

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Needle exchange program for Miami-Dade County advances in Florida Senate

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Legislation that would authorize the University of Miami and its affiliates to establish a single sterile needle and syringe exchange pilot program in Miami-Dade County as a means to prevent the transmission of blood-borne diseases passed unanimously in a Senate committee this morning. The bill (SB 1040)  is being advanced by Palm Gardens Democrat Oscar Braynon, It’s been a goal for legislators and medical professionals in Miami for several years now. “The evidence that needle exchanges prevents HIV and hepatitis is as…

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