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Live Fact Check: First Democratic Debate In Miami

It's Night 1 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle in Miami. Follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks.

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Angela Hsieh/NPR

It's Night 1 of the first primary debate of the 2020 election cycle in Miami. Follow NPR reporters' live analysis and fact checks of the candidates' remarks. 

Montreal Group Supports Idea Of Sharing Rays With Tampa Bay

5 hours ago
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By Sean Farrell - Associated Press

The son of former Montreal Expos owner Charles Bronfman believes the predominantly French-speaking city is ready and willing to support — and share — the Tampa Bay Rays.

Private equity investor Stephen Bronfman leads a group working on bringing baseball back to Montreal and said Wednesday the city can embrace the sport again. He called the idea of one team in two cities groundbreaking.

A dental flushing tool rests on a stand in an office.
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By Daylina Miller

Dentists burdened by high student loan debt may soon get some relief.

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law HB 843 that – among other things - revives a defunct loan repayment program for dentists who see low-income patients.

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By Adam Bakst

With recent cyber attacks on Riviera Beach and Lake City, security of computer systems and information seems to be a growing concern even for the smallest of cities.

This is leading local information technology departments throughout the state to try and control this problem before they fall victim to hackers.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a bill-signing event at the University of South Florida in Tampa on Wednesday.
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By News Service of Florida, Carrie Pinkard and Adam Bakst

Governor DeSantis said in Tampa Wednesday that he wants Florida to be the number one state for veterans.

He then promptly signed legislation that would help with that goal.

Court Fight Looms Over Florida's New School Vouchers Program

13 hours ago

Thirteen years after Tallahassee attorney Ron Meyer successfully challenged the state's major school-vouchers program, he is preparing to sue the state again, this time over its newest taxpayer-funded scholarships.

Workers’ Comp Fall Case Goes To Supreme Court

13 hours ago

A woman who argues she is entitled to workers’ compensation insurance benefits after tripping over her dog while working at home has taken the issue to the Florida Supreme Court. 

DeSantis Signs Health, Hemp, Hazing Bill

13 hours ago

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed 15 bills, including health-care priorities of House Speaker Jose Oliva, a plan to kick-start a hemp industry in Florida and an effort to prevent college hazing deaths. 

Three senators, four current or former representatives, a mayor, a governor and a former Cabinet secretary all walk onto a stage ... followed the next night by a former vice president, four senators, a congressman, a former governor, a mayor and a pair of entrepreneurs.

Millions of television viewers are getting their first extended look at the historically sprawling Democratic primary field over two nights in Miami this week.

Street racing, vegetable gardens and opioid abuse are among the topics of several bills Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into Florida law Monday afternoon.
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Street racing, vegetable gardens and opioid abuse are among the topics of several bills Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into Florida law Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, DeSantis will sign a bill this morning on the University of South Florida's Office of Veteran Success. 

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