The Florida Roundup: Cuba Cruises, Health Care Costs, Immigration, Zookeeper Death

Apr 22, 2016

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Cuba has changed its policy and will allow anyone born there to return to the island on a cruise ship or merchant vessel. Carnival had threatened to postpone its maiden voyage from Miami to Cuba if the rule wasn’t changed.

More than $130 billion is spent on health care each year in Florida. That includes government spending and your spending on medical procedures and supplies. Florida has a new law banning surprise billing, but how much do you know about what you’ll pay before you get the bill? Our new PriceCheck tool can help.

The U-S Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a lawsuit filed by Florida and two dozen other states against President Obama’s executive actions expanding two programs designed to delay deporting certain undocumented immigrants. During most immigration debates, undocumented workers are commonly thought to be low-wage laborers. A Sun-Sentinel published investigation explores what it calls the “Prosperous But Undocumented.”

The Palm Beach Zoo is back open, but lots of questions are still unanswered one week after a zookeeper was mauled to death by an endangered tiger. Federal and state investigations are underway. What happened behind the scenes that led to the attack and the zoo’s response in the moments after?

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