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  • After Heartbleed bug, OpenSSL president calls for more support

    After Heartbleed bug, OpenSSL president calls for more support
    The president of the OpenSSL Foundation said the organization needs more support from companies and governments that use its software so that it can be better equipped to spot and fix flawed pieces of code such as the Heartbleed bug. The OpenSSL...
  • Scientists: Florida's congressional map is 'partisan gerrymander'

    Scientists: Florida's congressional map is 'partisan gerrymander'
    TALLAHASSEE -- The coalition of groups trying to prove Florida's congressional map was intentionally gerrymandered to help Republicans turned to experts Tuesday who testified it was "virtually impossible" to have drawn the maps without political bias....
  • Lawmakers OK law licenses for undocumented immigrants, now up to Gov. Scott

    Lawmakers OK law licenses for undocumented immigrants, now up to Gov. Scott
    Compassion won out over rhetorical resistance when lawmakers in the final hours of the final day of the state’s annual legislative session agreed to allow some illegal immigrants to obtain law licenses from the Florida Bar. The matter now goes...
  • Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report

    Medical marijuana eases some MS symptoms, neurologists report
    There is strong evidence that medical marijuana pills may reduce symptoms of spasticity and pain reported by multiple sclerosis patients, but little proof that smoking pot offers the same benefit, according to new alternative treatment guidelines released...
  • Cannon: RPOF meeting was needed to 'determine the rules'

    Cannon: RPOF meeting was needed to 'determine the rules'
    TALLAHASSEE – Former House Speaker Dean Cannon says he sanctioned a secret meeting between legislative employees and Republican operatives because he wanted the 2012 re-drawing of political boundaries to be above reproach. Cannon, a Winter Park...
  • Leon County judge kicks public and media out of Florida redistricting trial

    Leon County judge kicks public and media out of Florida redistricting trial
    TALLAHASSEE – A high-stakes trial over the fate of Florida’s congressional redistricting plans was closed to the public Thursday as top Republican operatives testified about their insider roles in trying to influence the final maps. Leon...
  • Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature

    Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature
    TALLAHASSEE -- A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, proposals to impose even stronger ethical requirements on politicians are languishing in the Florida Legislature. An eclectic group of organizations,...
  • Do people really overuse healthcare when it's free?

    Do people really overuse healthcare when it's free?
    Call it the "skin-in-the-game" argument: the notion that people will use medical care more sparingly -- and presumably more prudently -- if they have to pay a larger share of the costs out of their own pockets.  This is the idea behind health...
  • Obituary for Gov. Reubin Askew

    Obituary for Gov. Reubin Askew
    TALLAHASSEE -- Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who led a growing mega-state through a period of modernization and public corruption, died Thursday morning. He was 85. A family spokesman said he had been admitted to the hospital last Saturday with ...
  • Read Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State Speech

    Read Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State Speech
    TALLAHASSEE -- Here's Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State speech to lawmakers: Good morning, Chief Justice Polston and distinguished members of the Supreme Court.  Welcome Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater,...
  • $40-billion missile defense system proves unreliable

    With a convulsive rumble, followed by billowing flames and exhaust, a sleek 60-foot rocket emerged from its silo at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. It was a test of the backbone of the nation's missile defense system. If North Korea or Iran ever...