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Friday 07/21/2017
Cost for a National Parks Senior Lifetime Pass is Increasing – What You Need to Do Now

Since 1994, seniors have been given the ability to purchase a $10 Lifetime Senior Pass to visit National Parks throughout the United States. This reasonable one-time fee has greatly benefited seniors, particularly those on fixed incomes, by providing a way to explore recreational areas without breaking the bank. The Lifetime Senior Pass is usable at 2,000 plus recreation sites managed by the following agencies; National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, US Forest Service, and the US Army Corps of Engineers. The cost of the pass is about to increase. Here’s what you need to know:

Posted: July 21, 2017
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Friday 07/14/2017
From Sea to Shining Sea - America the Beautiful

Posted: July 14, 2017
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Friday 07/07/2017
From Sea to Shining Sea - Traveling Coast to Coast Across the Beautiful United States

Europe might beat “US” for art and history, simply because of age.

Updated: July 07, 2017 - 12:05 pm
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Friday 06/02/2017
Agriculture’s Future Here Depends on Changes with NAFTA

NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement is a contract devised by the Clinton Administration between the United States, Canada and Mexico that took effect on January 1, 1994.

Updated: June 02, 2017 - 11:00 am
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Friday 05/26/2017
Temporary Protections Extended for Haitians

Temporary "protected status" has been extended for another six months for thousands of Haitians who fled to the United States after their island was ravaged by an earthquake in 2010.

Posted: May 26, 2017
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Monday 05/15/2017
No End in Sight to Wildfires

Nearly 125 wildfires were active in the state this week, and the dry conditions are expected to continue into the early summer, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said. "Florida is in the middle of its worst wildfire season in years, with no end in sight," Putnam said in a prepared statement. "With such an active wildfire season and much of Florida experiencing significant drought conditions, residents and visitors should take every precaution to help prevent wildfire."

Updated: May 21, 2017 - 9:08 am
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Scott Signs Major Water Bill

News Service of Florida

Updated: May 21, 2017 - 9:08 am
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Friday 02/24/2017
FIU Law Dean Nominated for Labor Secretary

President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated FIU law dean R. Alexander Acosta for the position of secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Updated: March 03, 2017 - 3:27 pm
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Friday 02/17/2017
Curbelo Reintroduces FILET Act to Combat Lionfish

Washington, D.C. –

Updated: February 17, 2017 - 10:38 am
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Thursday 01/12/2017
Obama Ends 'Wet Foot Dry Foot' for Cubans

President Barack Obama is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident, a senior administration official said Thursday.

Updated: January 13, 2017 - 11:03 am
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Thursday 12/01/2016
NASCAR announces Monster Energy as new Cup Sponsor; multi-year agreement

NASCAR and Monster Energy announced today a multi-year agreement for the premier series entitlement as well as the prestigious annual NASCAR All-Star Race. Monster Energy, which will begin its tenure as naming rights partner on Jan. 1, 2017, will become only the third company to serve as the entitlement sponsor in NASCAR premier series history, following RJ Reynolds and Sprint/Nextel.

Updated: December 02, 2016 - 11:22 am
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Wednesday 11/23/2016
US Court blocks expansion of overtime pay rule after states sue

(AP) - A federal court on Tuesday blocked implementation of a rule imposed by President Barack Obama's administration that would have made an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers across the country eligible for overtime pay starting Dec. 1.

Posted: November 23, 2016
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Sunday 11/20/2016
Jimmie Johnson Wins Seventh Sprint Cup Series Championship, Ford EcoBoost 400

  The winner in Homestead did not lead a single lap in the race, until overtime.

Updated: November 21, 2016 - 9:22 am
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Monday 10/03/2016
Powerful Hurricane Matthew a threat to Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba

Heavy rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew drenched Jamaica and Haiti on Monday, flooding streets and sending many people to emergency shelters as the Category 4 storm approached the two countries. Two deaths were reported in Haiti, bringing the total for the storm to at least four.

Updated: October 03, 2016 - 12:36 pm
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Thursday 09/01/2016
Zika Found in Miami Beach Mosquitoes

Authorities in Florida said Thursday they have found the Zika virus in three groups of trapped mosquitoes in Miami Beach, the first time this has happened in the continental US.

Updated: September 01, 2016 - 2:32 pm
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Thursday 08/25/2016
Calkins interview: Trump said he will call Speaker Ryan on Zika funding

TAMPA, Fla. (WWSB) - ABC7's Alan Cohn asked presidential candidate Donald Trump, during his stop in Tampa, about pressing for Zika virus funding and more.

Updated: August 25, 2016 - 12:00 pm
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Friday 08/19/2016
Enhancing U.S. - Cuban agriculture through research, collaboration, and investment

In June, I walked into a room in Havana to sign on the University of Florida's behalf an agreement with the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture to do joint research on citrus, sugar cane, grains, and more.

Posted: August 19, 2016
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Wednesday 06/08/2016
Clinton seizes historic primary win

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures as she greets supporters at a... Read more

Posted: June 08, 2016
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Sunday 06/05/2016
Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest,' dies at 74

Ali had been at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center in Scottsdale since Thursday with what spokesman Bob Gunnell had described as a respiratory issue.

Posted: June 05, 2016
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Friday 06/03/2016
Ron Magill Sides with Cincinnati Zoo

South Dade's own Ron Magill, Communications Director for Zoo Miami, has come out in support of the actions the Cincinnati Zoo took in killing 17-year-old Gorilla Harambe.

Updated: June 03, 2016 - 10:23 am
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