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Wage Hike Would Raise Pay for 16.5M

Posted: 02/18/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst says raising the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and Democrats want would raise earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016. But it would also reduce employment by roughly 500,000 workers.

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Fla. Lottery Scratch-Off Games Set New Record

Posted: 02/18/2014 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Lottery reports that more people bought tickets for its scratch-off games last week than ever before in history.

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Man Threatened to KIll His Mom During Standoff

Posted: 02/18/2014 - 42-year-old Mark Bryon McAvoy of Jefferson County was charged with kidnapping, assault and other crimes after sheriff's deputies used tear gas to end the weekend standoff.

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Florida Prepares for Spring Break

Posted: 02/17/2014 - The Presidents Day weekend marks the official start of the spring break season in the Panhandle.

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Verdict in Florida Again Raises Self-Defense Issue

Posted: 02/16/2014 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The verdict in the city of Jacksonville is again raising the issue of self-defense and race in Florida, just seven months after George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing a black teenager, Trayvon Martin, about 125 miles south of here.

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Regional News: Ala Veterans Shrine; Parasailing Safety Fla Bill; Ga Power Outages; Ga SC Quake

Posted: 02/15/2014 - Search underway for missing plane near Birmingham... National Veteran Shrine honoring veterans' service opens in Ala... Stun guns for police in Selma... Navy carrier strike group deploys from Va., Fla... Parasailing safety guidelines bill passes Fla committee... Sea turtles released after rehab in Keys... Chipley man charged in child sex crime... Power outages in Georgia down to around 60,000... 4.0 quake in SC felt hundreds of miles away...

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Fla. Same-Sex Marriage Opponents to Fight Lawsuit

Updated: 02/15/2014 - MIAMI (AP) -- A coalition of groups supporting Florida's constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage says a lawsuit challenging the ban threatens the principle of one person, one vote.

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Fla. Man Guilty of Lesser Counts in Music Shooting

Updated: 02/15/2014 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man has been convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder after an argument over loud music outside of a convenience store.

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Obama Signs Debt Ceiling Measure Into Law

Posted: 02/15/2014 - RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed separate measures lifting the federal debt limit and restoring full cost of living benefits for military retirees.

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Push to Get Young Adults to Buy Health Insurance

Posted: 02/15/2014 - MIAMI (AP) -- Advocacy groups are planning a major push to educate uninsured young adults about their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

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Man gets Life for 1985 Panhandle Murder

Posted: 02/13/2014 - As part of a deal with Okaloosa County prosecutors to avoid the death penalty, 51-year-old Mickey Lee Wilson pleaded guilty to murder.

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