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What Everyone Is Reading April 13-19

Maria Murriel

This week's most read stories include: The demise of the FCAT, drinking beer and practicing yoga, the golden years of marijuana smuggling and six plaintiffs who plan to fight the state’s ban on gay marriage.

Remembering FCAT, 1995-2014: Children of Florida rejoice: The FCAT is dead. The exam’s death, though, does not mark the end of standardized testing in Florida. The non-profit American Institutes for Research has been picked to design a new exam aligning with Common Core standards.

If You Thought The Driving Was Crazy, You Didn't Know I-95's Drug-Smuggling Years: At one point I-95 was “a 600-mile bong through which pot was pulled into the lungs of the country,” says Tony Dokoupil in his new book “The Last Pirate: A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana."

#ThisIsWhere: Poems About The Unobvious Thing: As much as we try we can’t seem to stop finding themes in our weekly top 10 poetry submissions for our #ThisIsWhere  poetry series, here's this week's theme: the "unobvious."

Head To Your Local Brewery For A... Yoga Class?

Craft-beer drinkers and yoga practitioners may not always find themselves in the same room -- unless they attend Om Brew Yoga, which ends with a pint of craft beer.

How Florida's Gay-Marriage Advocates Plan To Win In The Court Of Public Opinion: After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last year, Equality Florida saw an opportunity to fight the state’s ban on gay marriage. They sent out a request for plaintiffs' love stories and received 1,200 responses.

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