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Government paid to influence Cuba 5 jury

Miami area newspapers and television outlets blanketed the region with reports and editorials directed against the Five before and during their trial that ended in 2001.

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Trayvon Martin's parents urge change to Florida's "Shoot First" law

A coalition led by national civil rights organizations  along with Trayvon Martin's parents today delivered more than 375,000 signed petitions calling for reform or repeal of Florida's "Shoot First" law.

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It’s about hijacking the presidency and Congress!

Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida is out to steal the election for his party by purging tens of thousands of potential Obama voters from the voter rolls.

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Florida’s progressive forces unite against insurance company

Progressive forces from around Florida converged here May 17 to protest Coventry Health Care's use of its mega-profits to oppose the Affordable Care Act.

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Stand Your Ground: Self-protection or vigilante justice?

A recent decision by a local judge seems to some to suggest the law is turning Florida into a modern Wild West, in which vigilante justice is the norm.

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Feds to investigate killing of Trayvon Martin

Martin's family hopes that the federal government will be able to bring justice to what many around this state see as a blatantly racist miscarriage of justice.

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Nation's labor leaders meet to mobilize for 2012 elections

Leaders of almost every labor union in the country are arriving here today for a special meeting of the AFL-CIO Executive Council.

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Private prison proposal defeated in Florida

Breaking ranks with their GOP leadership, 10 Republican state senators voted with Democrats to defeat prison privatizing SB 2038.

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Prison privatization efforts stall in Florida

Stiff opposition and a divided Florida chamber have temporarily halted a move to privatize 27 prisons in South Florida.

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Romney's win spurs Florida organizing to "pink slip Mitt" in November

Candidates spent heavily on TV spots in the days leading up to the primary, fueled by lavish corporate contributions to Super PACs.

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