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Saturday, Dec 20, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida
A federal judge previously declared Florida's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional and said same-sex marriage licenses could start being issued in the state after Jan. 5 unless the Supreme Court intervened. 
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The high court rejected Attorney General Pam Bondi's request to delay gay marriages in Florida, which can begin as early as Jan. 6. “The Supreme Court has now spoken, and the stay will end,"...
Devils left wing Patrik Elias  attacks on  Lightning goalie Evgeni Nabokov during the second period.
Lightning rally but lose to Devils in shootout, 3-2
A deal to let the Rays explore new stadium sites across Tampa Bay died in a 5-3 vote Thursday night.
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St. Pete might reconsider allowing Rays stadium talks
Jerry Bottorff and Christie Fay Bottorff were sentenced to life in prison for hiring a hit man to kill her previous husband.
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Swinger blames lawyer, hit man, victim for life sentence
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Opinion

Paula Dockery: Call it what you want — it’s still Medicaid expansion

Paula Dockery Two years ago, as part of the Affordable Care Act, Florida was offered $50 billion over 10 years to expand Medicaid to those low-income families who didn’t qualify under the current eligibility requirements. The governor and the Florida Legislature turned it down.

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