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Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous march with Trayvon Martin supporters through the historically African American community of Goldsboro on their way to an NAACP rally in front of the Sanford Police Department on March 31, 2012 in Sanford, Fla. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson To Fla. Gov: No Apology For Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson isn’t backing down from comments he made comparing Florida’s struggle with the Trayvon Martin case to the civil rights clashes with police during the 1960s in […]

07/31/2013

Rev. Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, and Benjamin Crump, attorney for the Trayvon Martin family, join together in a protest march just prior to a town hall meeting in Sanford, Florida. The teenager's family addressed the town hall meeting along with Rev. Al Sharpton. (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Criticizes Jesse Jackson Over Comments

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is sharply criticizing Jesse Jackson over comments he made while joining a Capitol protest.

CBS Tampa–07/31/2013

File photo of a makeshift Trayvon Martin memorial. (credit: Getty Images)

Standoff At Fla. Capitol Shows No Sign Of Ending

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The protest gripping the Florida Capitol is showing no signs of ending. Protesters upset at the verdict of the George Zimmerman trial have remained at the Capitol since July 16. And […]

07/25/2013

File photo of a voting booth. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Fed Court Dismisses Fla. Voter Purge Lawsuit

Florida’s efforts to screen and remove non-U.S. citizens from the voter rolls will soon be revived.

07/24/2013

George Zimmerman has been found not guilty. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Fla. Protesters Upset With Verdict Staying Put

Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman remained firmly in place at the Florida Capitol for a fourth straight day and repeated that they have no plans to leave, choosing to stay locked in for the weekend.

07/19/2013

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278 New Beds For Domestic Violence Victims In Florida

278 new beds for domestic violence victims in Fla. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials are using a $10 million grant to add 278 new beds for domestic violence victims across the state. The beds […]

CBS Tampa–07/17/2013

File photo of Fla. Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Gov. Target Of Protest Over Zimmerman Verdict

Dozens of protesters carrying signs demanding justice for Trayvon Martin crammed into the lobby of Gov. Rick Scott’s office Tuesday and refused to leave until the governor either met with them or called lawmakers back to the Capitol to address issues like the state’s “stand your ground” law.

07/16/2013

File photo of Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Incumbent Fla. Governor Keeps Raising Millions

Florida Gov. Rick Scott continues to set aside millions for his 2014 re-election campaign, putting considerable distance between himself and his announced challengers.

07/10/2013

File photo of Fla. Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

In Florida, 150 New Laws Take Effect On Monday

An overhaul of high school graduation standards, an attempt to ban bongs, and additional restrictions on abortion are on a long list of new Florida laws that take effect Monday.

06/30/2013

File photo of Florida Gov. Rick Scott. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Dems Vow Medicaid Expansion Fight Is Not Over

Florida’s Democratic leaders are sending Gov. Rick Scott another demand for a special session to discuss expanding Medicaid coverage to 1.1 million residents.

06/26/2013

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