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August 19, 2014: Mitt Romney Endorses South Florida Candidate Carlos Curbelo

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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5:30 Gov. Rick Scott says there is no public money involved in a new rail project to connect South Florida and Orlando. PoltiFact Florida checks that claim.

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5:04 Florida's new Congressional district will have a court hearing, but one group challenging the districts would like the judge to draw his own map.

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4:04 West Palm Beach is asking city contractors to provide benefits to all employees and North Miami is reviewing background checks on its employees following an arrest.

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10:04 The Florida Legislature created a 15-member panel last spring to combat human trafficking, and the group held its first meeting Monday in Tallahassee.
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9:30 Gov. Rick Scott declined to accept federal money for a high speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando. But Scott is supporting the All Aboard Project, a rail line from Miami to West Palm Beach that could eventually reach Orlando. The difference, Scott says, is that there's not government money involved in this rail project. PolitiFact Florida checks out that claim.
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9:04 For most students across South Florida the first day of school went off without a hitch. But that wasn't the case for students of two local charter schools. Hundreds of students there will have to find new schools after the state shut down their old schools due to failing grades.
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8:34 An historic gator season starts but needs a big asterisk.
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8:04 Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid a visit to South Florida yesterday to campaign for a local candidate.
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7:34 Gov. Rick Scott declined to accept federal money for a high speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando. But Scott is supporting the All Aboard Project, a rail line from Miami to West Palm Beach that could eventually reach Orlando. The difference, Scott says, is that there's not government money involved in this rail project. PolitiFact Florida checks out that claim.
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7:04 One Florida congressman is trying to curb the power of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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6:34 An historic gator season starts but needs a big asterisk.
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6:04 Carlos Curbelo wants to be the Republican who wins the primary and runs against Democratic Congressman Joe Garcia for a South Dade House seat. On Monday, the Miami Dade school board member got as big an endorsement as he could have asked for: Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stood up for him during an afternoon event at a south Kendall bakery.