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April 16, 2015: Workers Rally In Miami For Higher Wages

  Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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5:44 PM Now that Senator Marco Rubio is officially running for president, he's already being hit with a barrage of attack ads. One of them says he tried to deport so-called "dreamers." WUSF's Steve Newborn talks about that - and whether Governor Rick Scott is taking both sides of the Medicaid debate - with PolitiFact Florida's Josh Gillen

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5:32 PM State lawmakers propose increasing penalties for people who solicit prostitutes in Florida...Gov. Scott sues the federal government for withholding healthcare over Medicaid expansion...Palm Beach County makes important education appointments

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5:04 PM Ten-digit dialing comes to the Florida Keys this weekend

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4:44 PM A proposal to connect Miami to Naples with a 75-mile bike path is not sitting well with some local activists.

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4:32 PM Miami Beach mayor proposes banning outdoor alcohol sales between 2 and 8 am...Health officials say St. Lucie County child has measles...Palm Beach County doctor tied to New Jersey Bob Menendez pleads not guilty to Medicare fraud

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4:04 PM Governor Rick Scott sues the federal government over expanded health care funding being linked to Obamacare.
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9:35 Now that Senator Marco Rubio is officially running for president, he's already being hit with a barrage of attack ads. One of them says he tried to deport so-called "dreamers." WUSF's Steve Newborn talks about that - and whether Governor Rick Scott is taking both sides of the Medicaid debate - with PolitiFact Florida's Josh Gillen.

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9:04 The state House of Representatives is enduring a barrage of lobbying from various interest groups, all demanding Medicaid expansion for the 800,000 Floridians in the so-called "coverage gap."

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8:43 Now that Senator Marco Rubio is officially running for president, he's already being hit with a barrage of attack ads. One of them says he tried to deport so-called "dreamers." WUSF's Steve Newborn talks about that - and whether Governor Rick Scott is taking both sides of the Medicaid debate - with PolitiFact Florida's Josh Gillen.

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8:30 It will likely take more than a billion dollars to compete for the White House in 2016.

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8:20 Drinking alcohol into the early morning hours along Ocean Drive may be coming to an end.

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8:04 Yesterday in more than 200 cities nationwide, including Miami, protesters took to the streets in what is being called the "Fight for 15." They called attention to low-wage jobs and asked for hourly pay to be increased to $15 an hour.

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7:43 A proposal to connect Miami to Naples with a 75-mile bike path is not sitting well with some local activists.

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7:30 There's a House bill that ties an improvement in Cuba's human rights record to further removal of sanctions.

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7:20 A group of South Florida mayors have revved up their opposition to Florida Power and Light's plan to add two new nuclear reactors.

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7:04 The state House is enduring a barrage of lobbying from various interest groups, all demanding Medicaid expansion for the 800,000 Floridians in the so-called "coverage gap." At the capitol on Wednesday, it was a contingent of college students from Miami.

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6:43 A proposal to connect Miami to Naples with a 75-mile bike path is not sitting well with some local activists.

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6:30 It will likely take more than a billion dollars to compete for the White House in 2016.

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6:20 The amount paid out from the BP 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has reached $5 billion.

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6:04 Yesterday in more than 200 cities nationwide, including Miami, protesters took to the streets in what is being called the "Fight for 15." They called attention to low-wage jobs and asked for hourly pay to be increased to $15 an hour.