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Judge Says Gyrocopter Pilot Can Travel As He Campaigns

Posted: 02/04/2016 - A Florida man who pleaded guilty to landing a gyrocopter outside the U.S. Capitol as a political protest is getting a little bit more freedom as he awaits sentencing and works to plan a congressional campaign.

Expansion of Right to Try Act Headed to Florida Senate Floor

Updated: 02/04/2016 - A proposal to include use of non-smokable marijuana of all strengths and doses in a law allowing terminally ill patients to use experimental drugs has passed its final Senate committee and is heading to the floor.
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Pastor Protection Act Ready to go to Florida House Floor

Posted: 02/04/2016 - The "pastor protection act" aimed at preventing lawsuits against churches or preachers for refusing to perform same-sex marriages is ready for a vote on the Florida House floor, where it's likely to pass.

Florida High Court Delays Inmate's Execution

Posted: 02/02/2016 - The execution of a death row inmate has been delayed after attorneys argued that the state should first determine how to apply a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state's death penalty system is unconstitutional.

Bill Would Allow Custodian to Take Over Online Accounts

Posted: 02/02/2016 - A proposal moving through the Florida Legislature would allow people to designate a custodian to access and manage their social media, email and online financial accounts after they die or become incapacitated.

Cruz Wins Iowa; Dem Race Up in Air

Posted: 02/02/2016 - The opening contest of the 2016 presidential election delivered an Iowa victory to hard-charging conservative Ted Cruz, humble pie to Donald Trump and a night of bristling suspense in a too-close-to-call contest between Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

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