Florida’s Marco Rubio wins re-election in Senate race

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who decided to seek a second term after launching a failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination, was re-elected Tuesday. Rubio defeated Democrat Rep. Patrick Murphy, a two-term congressman with a reputation as a moderate. Rubio sought a second term with just two days before the deadline to make…

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This is how Donald Trump won the election

Donald Trump’s vow to restore America’s greatness ultimately mattered more than his insults and controversies — sparking surprise shifts in the electorate that helped him upset Hillary Clinton. Despite blasting Mexicans as “rapists” and “criminals” in his campaign kickoff — and promising right up to Election Day to build a southern border wall…

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GOP Stems Democratic Push in State Senate

Democrats’ hopes of loosening the Republican chokehold on the Florida Senate were dashed Tuesday, as they captured one hotly contest Miami-Dade County seat but lost an incumbent Democrat in another. Democrats also failed to seize open seats in North Florida and Tampa, despite a new Senate map aimed at doing away with gerrymandered…

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Surge in prescription opioid poisoning among US youth

The number of children and teens hospitalized for prescription opioid poisonings has more than doubled in recent years, with both accidental overdoses and suicide attempts on the rise, a U.S. study suggests. Annually, the rate of these opioid poisonings among youth up to 19 years old surged from 1.4 per 100,000 children in…

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Boynton Beach addiction treatment center’s CEO, operator arrested

By Lawrence Mower and Christine Stapleton – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Speculation that a two-year corruption investigation into Palm Beach County’s addiction treatment industry would yield no arrests ended Tuesday when law enforcement officials raided Whole Life Recovery, a Boynton Beach treatment center, and arrested its owner and manager. Chief Executive James Kigar, 55,…

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Rubio touts fundraising prowess as Murphy loans campaign $1M

By Matt Dixon 10/27/2016 12:51 PM EDT Sen. Marco Rubio is hitting at Patrick Murphy’s decision to loan his campaign $1 million by announcing that he has raised more than twice that amount in less than 20 days. Murphy announced Thursday that he is giving himself a $1 million loan that will be…

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Rubio hits Riviera complex in quest against faith-based HUD contractor

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio brought his months-long battle with a non-profit he calls a slumlord to this Palm Beach County city Friday. Rubio, R-Florida, showed up at the Stonybrook Apartments, where residents told horror stories of heat, mold, rats, roaches — and of managers who just promise they’ll get to it when they can. His target…

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Scott headed to Washington to lobby for Zika funding

Gov. Rick Scott will be in Washington next Tuesday to urge members of Congress to pass funding to combat the Zika virus as lawmakers debate whether to include the money in a massive spending bill to keep the government running past Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. Scott had originally planned a…

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