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June 11, 2015: Miami-Dade County Moves Closer To Easing Marijuana Laws

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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9:35 A new ProPublica investigation looks at the increased use of drugs known as benzodiazopines and the doctors who are over prescribing them.

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9:04 The state of Florida has a bird, a flower and a reptile. But few people may realize that the state also has a flagship. And that flagship needs some TLC.

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8:43 In this excerpt from the Judy Blume Radio Hour, the author talks about a story from her own life she buried for a very long time.

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8:30 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released updated estimates Wednesday on the number of black bears in Florida. The FWC reports bear counts have doubled in North Florida since 2002 to more than 500. In two weeks, the commission will vote on whether or not to allow limited hunting of bears in rural Florida for the first time in more than 20 years.

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8:20 As expected, Gov. Rick Scott signed a controversial abortion bill on Wednesday, requiring a 24-hour waiting period before women can have abortions.

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8:04 A North Miami High School principal has been removed from his post after making comments online about a racially-charged incident in Texas.

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7:43 A new ProPublica investigation looks at the increased use of drugs known as benzodiazopines and the doctors who are over prescribing them.

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7:30 Soon there will be no more fishing in parts of Biscayne National Park. Starting next year, the national park service says it will designate an area of the park as a marine reserve.

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7:20 Terminally ill patients in Florida can now take experimental drugs under a new law.

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7:04 More than a dozen people have been indicted in the U.S. investigation into corruption at international soccer's governing body, FIFA. And one former FIFA leader with South Florida connections is emerging as the scandal's poster boy.

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6:43 In this excerpt from the Judy Blume Radio Hour, the author talks about a story from her own life she buried for a very long time.

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6:30 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released updated estimates Wednesday on the number of black bears in Florida. The FWC reports bear counts have doubled in North Florida since 2002 to more than 500. In two weeks, the commission will vote on whether or not to allow limited hunting of bears in rural Florida for the first time in more than 20 years.

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6:20 The Florida School Boards Association is pulling out of the fight against the state's private school voucher program.

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6:04 Marijuana laws in Miami-Dade County are shifting with an important vote Wednesday that could change the way people are punished for possessing the drug.