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File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Woman Tricked By Ex-Boyfriend Into Miscarriage Pleads For New Law

A woman whose ex-boyfriend tricked her into taking pills that caused her miscarriage tearfully pleaded with lawmakers to approve a bill that would create new penalties for people who harm a fetus.

CBS Tampa–02/18/2014

Grace Miranda and other supporters of Trayvon Martin gather for a rally in front of Florida Senator Marco Rubio's (R-FL) office to ask him to retract his support for Florida's so called 'Stand Your Ground' gun law following the Trayvon Martin killing on April 9, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Michael Zimmerman on February 26th while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Senators Approve Tweaks To “Stand Your Ground” Law

Lawmakers are considering changes to the “stand your ground” law that came under scrutiny after a neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman fatally shot an unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

CBS Tampa–10/08/2013

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Bill Will Prevent Rapists Having Custody Of Kids

Florida lawmakers have passed a bill prohibiting a convicted rapist from having any custody rights if the rape results in a child.

04/30/2013

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Activists Urge Expanded Health Coverage In Florida

Women’s-rights activists rallying in Tallahassee are calling on lawmakers to expand health insurance coverage to more Floridians.

04/08/2013

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Fla. Poised To Ban Internet Cafes Despite Outcry

Florida lawmakers are moving ahead with a ban of internet cafes despite protests that the ban could also shut down other businesses.

04/02/2013

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