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Rick Scott rolling up sleeves for Tallahassee cleanup — literally

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Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday he personally would help clear debris in Tallahassee. On Wednesday, “I, along with agency heads, along with volunteers from the National Guard, along with veterans’ groups, we’re going to be out in Tallahassee in different places, and we’re going to be picking up debris,” Scott said in a news conference. “It’s clearly something we can do. And, hopefully, that will accelerate when people get their power back,” he said. “We need to clean up our…

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Florida authorities say 5 dead, 25 injured in Florida crash

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Five people were killed and 25 were injured when a bus carrying farmworkers collided with a tractor trailer causing both vehicles to burst into flames Saturday on a highway in the Panhandle, sheriff’s officials said. The Blue Bird bus from Georgia was carrying roughly 34 adults and children when it ran a flashing red light before hitting the tractor trailer, then spun around and hit the semi again. One of the bus passengers killed was a small child. The driver…

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Today on Context Florida: Democratic mess, coverage gap, Panacea and undermining Obama

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Today on Context Florida: The Florida Democratic Party is a mess, a complete mess, says James Call. The party and not Charlie Crist is why Marco Rubio is a U.S. Senator and Gov. Scott has a bright future. Democrats simply do know how to talk to people. Compared to Democrats in the Legislature, Charlie Crist is a straight talker. More than a quarter of the way through the 60-day 2015 legislative session, and Daniel Tilson says the Florida Legislature remains deeply…

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