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Federal Program Fails To Keep Mentally Ill From Guns

While the National Instant Criminal Background Check System remains the only square inch of compromise between the nation’s divided gun camps, the costly federal program is failing to keep guns away from the dangerously mentally ill.

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State Fingerprint System Flawed, More Expensive To Maintain Than To Build

… in addition to delaying investigations, these problems could mean suspects weren’t identified during system searches, and criminal cases using some fingerprint evidence could be called into question.

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Florida Medical Marijuana Supporters Have Money, Need Signatures And Court Approval

With 82 percent of Florida poll respondents in favor of marijuana-as-medicine, it appears Florida could become the 21st state with medical outlets selling pot.

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Florida’s Nurse Education Expansion Creates Failing Programs

Laws passed to boost the number of nurses in Florida have resulted in more nursing education programs on probation and more graduates failing competency examinations.

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Banks Fail To Protect Consumers From ATM Crime, FCIR Investigation Finds

Unlike cases of fraud or identity theft, ATM violent crimes are largely under-reported because nobody tracks them. Not the FBI, the police or the banking industry.

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Florida Supreme Court Stays Execution Amid Lethal Injection Drug Controversy

The state of Florida has been embroiled in another controversy over its execution practices as of late—and the issue made its way to the Florida Supreme Court.

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Brevard Corruption Case Morphs Into Public Records Battle

In hopes of avoiding involvement in a public corruption case, an economic development operation in Brevard County contends it is not subject to the state’s open records laws.

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Florida Veterans Face Some Of The Longest Waits For Disability Claim Appeals

St. Petersburg tops a list of cities in the U.S. with the most pending disability claims for former service members.

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Proposal Would Allow Florida Universities To Withhold Names Of Candidates For Top Jobs

A proposed law before the Florida Legislature would allow state universities to withhold personal information for those applying to be president, provost or dean of a public university.

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Florida Medical Complaints Gather Dust, Often Allowing The Accused To Continue To Practice

Medical professionals in Florida hang onto their licenses and continue practicing as the state grapples with a lengthy disciplinary process that can take years.

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