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Jesse Jackson to Fla. gov: No apology for comments

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 Selma, Ala. Full story

George Zimmerman pulled over by Texas police, warned for speeding

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - George Zimmerman, a volunteer watchman whose acquittal in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin led to protests, was pulled over by police in Texas on Sunday for speeding, officials said on Wednesday. Full story

Fla. Cabinet may give ok for USF to exhume bodies

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and other top state officials are being asked to grant a request from researchers to exhume human remains at a former reform school. Full story

Cause of Fla. gas plant blast being investigated

Equipment malfunction and human error are among the possible causes of a series of explosions that spawned a 20-by-20 foot fireball at a central Florida propane plant and left eight injured, authorities said. Full story

Florida, Georgia say insurance rates to spike under Obamacare

(Reuters) - Florida and Georgia, two states where politicians oppose U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law, said on Tuesday that insurance rates for individuals would rise sharply in 2014 under the reform. Full story

Florida pain doctors convicted of money laundering

MIAMI (Reuters) - A jury acquitted two South Florida doctors of causing the deaths of patients who overdosed on pain medication, but convicted them of money laundering for their role in a conspiracy involving a chain of pain clinics. Full story

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Explosions rock propane plant in central Florida, seven injured

AP Exclusive: GOP donor's school grade changed

Black lawyer group urges Florida governor to repeal 'Stand Your Ground'

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Neighborhood patrols ponder gun use after Zimmerman case

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  Florida propane explosion one of several recent US plant fires

In the last three months there have been eight plant fires or explosions around the country including the fertilizer blast in West, Texas that killed 15. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.

  Emails: charter school's rating adjusted to save program's image

Melissa Harris-Perry reports on new revelations that former Indiana and current Florida schools chief, Tony Bennett, and staff rigged the evaluation of a charter school to make his program look more successful.

  Hot and cold housing markets

Ken Rosen, Rosen Consulting Group, takes a look at the housing market. He says a lot of markets have still not recovered including Florida with a large foreclosure market. Paul Hickey, Bespoke Investment Group, weighs in.

  Eqpt. failure, human error eyed in blast

Possible equipment failure and human error eyed in fire and explosions at a Tavares, Florida, propane facility. NBC's Melissa Beckman reports.

  Explosions injure workers at Fla. plant

A large series of explosions that began late Monday night at a gas plant in Florida have injured several workers and forced the evacuation of residents up to at least a mile away. NBC’s Mark Potter reports.

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