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Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich all face must-wins in home states

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In their efforts to derail Donald Trump from the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are all facing enormous pressure in their home state primaries, which account for about a fourth of the delegates up for grabs in the next three weeks. Failure to defend their turf could leave each explaining what states they can win going forward — and make the New York billionaire look all the more inevitable.…

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Appalachian State comes from behind to beat Ohio in Camellia

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In its first bowl game ever, Appalachian State put together a game-winning drive in the final 1:47 of the game to win the Camellia Bowl, beating Ohio 31-29. Ohio had been in position to win the game, but with a first-and-10 from the Appalachian 13, the Bobcats chose to run A.J. Oueleete three straight times to set up a field goal by Josiah Yazdanin. It wasn’t enough. Scott Satterfield’s Mountaineers, which trailed 24-7 going into the fourth period, charged back…

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.10.15 – Recreational pot measure supporters back off 2016 ballot bid

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Wednesday night, organizers with the group Regulate Florida told supporters in a conference call that they’re ending their attempt to put a pro-legalization of marijuana on the ballot next year in Florida. FloridaPolitics.com was on that call, and posted the story soon after. In a statement sent shortly after that call was completed, Regulate Florida Chairman Michael Minardi wrote, “Due to time constraints, it has become obvious we will not be able to collect the needed number of verifiable petitions…

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Will more college athletes take on the establishment?

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College athletes have more power than ever before, almost everyone can agree on that. What is up for debate is whether that will lead to overdue change, or whether it will throw programs into turmoil. Protests have been rare during the college athletes’ eight-decades and counting campaign for a bigger piece of the pie – and successful protests have been rarer still. But the winds of change buffeting the power structure of college sports are stronger than at any time…

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Majority of Floridians say Caitlyn Jenner’s transition won’t change society’s feelings

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Floridians have somewhat ambivalent feelings about Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner, but most adults in the Sunshine  State as well as in Ohio and Pennsylvania say there  is “a lot” or “some” social acceptance of transgender people in the nation today, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. The former Olympian’s transition has been covered extensively in the national media over the past few months. Jenner’s announcement on the April 24 edition of ABC’s 20/20 program was viewed by…

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Marco Rubio continues to gain ground on Jeb Bush in new Quinnipiac Florida poll

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For the second time in the past week, a new state poll of registered Republican Party voters in Florida show Marco Rubio gaining on Jeb Bush. A Quinnipiac survey released this morning shows that Bush maintains a narrow, two percentage point lead over the younger U.S. senator, 20-18 percent. Scott Walker is third with 9 percent support. No other Republican candidate is above 7 percent, with 13 percent undecided. Quinnipiac also polled Republican voters in the swing-states of Pennsylvania and Ohio in…

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Jeb Bush, in swing-state Ohio speech: ‘I’m my own person’

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — GOP White House prospect Jeb Bush has kicked off a speech to business leaders in swing-state Ohio with a series of personal recollections, saying he’s his “own person.” The former Florida governor took his all-but-declared 2016 presidential bid to the battleground state Tuesday. He delivered an address to the Ohio Chamber of Commerce’s sold-out annual meeting and planned a fundraiser later in Cincinnati. Bush says he’s blessed to be the son and brother of presidents, but…

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