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You probably know the Nietzsche quote: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

One University of South Florida researcher is studying that adage – in nature.

High-Profile DUI Case Sparks Battle Over Blood Tests

Aug 29, 2017

Attorneys for a Palm Beach County millionaire convicted of DUI manslaughter will go before the Florida Supreme Court this week to challenge state rules for testing blood-alcohol levels in drunken-driving cases.

Workers’ Comp Rates Could Decrease In 2018

Aug 29, 2017

Florida businesses could see workers' compensation insurance premiums decrease in 2018, after a tumultuous period that included a double-digit rate hike late last year and a lobbying battle about whether to revamp workers' compensation laws.

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A meeting between Miami-Dade County officials and county residents concerned about aerial mosquito spraying was cancelled Monday.

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Latin America is still a low-tech place – and computer hackers are preying on it. Cybercrime cost Latin America and the Caribbean more than $100 billion last year, and the Inter-American Development Bank says it’s growing as much as 40 percent a year.

Florida Crews Deployed To Texas To Help Harvey Victims

Aug 28, 2017
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As rain continued to pour Monday on Southeast Texas from the remains of Hurricane Harvey, crews from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission started helping move people to dry ground.

A South Florida Democrat is urging Congress to require stiffer background checks for hosts participating in international exchange programs.

Florida has more than 41,191 pending immigration court proceedings underway.

Florida's tourism marketing agency paid nearly $441,000 in employee bonuses this summer despite months of scrutiny from legislators over spending.

President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget have some people on edge, especially in Florida. People associated with the Environmental Defense Fund or EDF aired grievances Tuesday morning. The proposed budget goes into effect Oct. 1, but  people from the EDF say now is the time to act.

Two Florida lawmakers are hoping to get more pro-bono attorneys to help kids with special needs for the 2018 legislative session.

Bees often bring to mind images of large hives dripping with honey and buzzing with the common honey bee. But thousands of North American bee species live solitary lives gathering the nectar and pollen they need to survive. A new study by a University of Florida Ph.D. student found these lonely bees using innovative strategies to get the sugar they need when flowers are scarce.

Hurricane Harvey won’t send heavy rains and winds to Florida, but it will likely push gas prices higher. 

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