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Snowden Still in Moscow; Russia Won't Back Down to Pressure from U.S. Government

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has been playing hide-and-seek with the U.S. government, has been reported to be in a transit zone at the Moscow Airport, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Russia said they had no plans to extradite Snowden to the United States earlier on Tuesday.

The Obama administration has been pressuring the Russian government to send Snowden back to the United States. But Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, said Russia has no intentions of backing down to pressure from the U.S. government.

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Obama Pressures Russia to Send Snowden to U.S.; Snowden Nowhere to be Found

President Barack Obama and his administration have been putting pressure on Russia to send the National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden back on a plane to the U.S., but it appears Snowden is headed to Ecuador to seek political asylum instead.

Russia remained defiant against U.S. pressure to send Snowden home. A spokesperson for President Vladimir Putin said Russia has no intention of intervening in the matter by keeping him in Russia or sending him back to the U.S.

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Dolphins Owner to Form PAC

Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins, is forming his own political action committee. Politico reported earlier that the billionaire and real estate mogul's PAC, Florida Jobs First, will be focusing on re-election efforts for Gov. Rick Scott in 2014.

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Rick Scott Will Sign Off on Foster Care Bill

Gov. Rick Scottwill be in Orlando Monday morning to sign a bill that will extend foster care past age 18.

Senate Bill 1036, the Independent Living Act, will give the state jurisdiction over foster children in state care until they are 21. The bill aims to give children a better chance to complete high school, vocational training, or college.

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Rick Scott to Make Jobs Announcement Monday

Gov. Rick Scott will make a jobs announcement Monday at 2:15 p.m. in Jacksonville, according to a press release from the governor's office. Gov. Scott returned to Tallahassee Friday morning after spending a week in Paris for a trade mission.

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Biden Says He's Not Done With Gun Control

Vice President Joe Biden said he isn't finished with gun control just yet. At a speech in Las Vegas Friday, he revealed at least five senators who initially opposed background checks have come to him saying they want to change their votes on the issue.

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Obama Nominates New FEC Commissioners

President Barack Obama announced on Friday his nomination of Ann Ravel and Lee E. Goodman to fill two commissioner seats on the Federal Elections Commission. The commission consists of six full-time members, and administers and enforces the Federal Election Campaign Act.

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FAU Rehires Controversial 'Jesus Stomp' Professor

Florida Atlantic University is bringing back the professor who caused a lot of controversy when he reportedly asked his students to write the name "Jesus" on a piece of paper and step on it. Interim dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Heather Coltman, announced Friday that Deandre Poole had accepted a teaching position for the summer 2013 term.

I understand this decision may not be popular with all members of the community, said Coltman, but it was based on months of thorough research and consideration.

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Americans Don't Want Prosecution for Reporters Publishing Leaked Information

Even though most Americans believe the exposure of the governments secret surveillance effort has probably hurt U.S. national security, not many of them believe reporters who reveal the information should be punished for it.

An overwhelming majority -- 68 percent -- of Americans say reporters who publish leaked information they receive from whistleblowers shouldn't be punished for publishing the information. On the contrary, only 15 percent of American voters believe reporters should be punished for doing that.

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Florida's Unemployment Rate Lowest It's Been in Almost Five Years

Gov. Rick Scott took to YouTube and Twitter to announce Floridas unemployment rate Friday, and the number keeps falling. Floridas unemployment rate now sits at 7.1 percent, which is the the lowest it's been since September 2008.

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