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More Celebrities Boycotting Florida

More celebrities are joining musician Stevie Wonder in boycotting Florida after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin, according to news reports. Several high-profile celebrities have reportedly joined Wonder in boycotting Florida, including Jay-Z, Kanye West and Madonna.

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Voters Rate Obama Administration's Response to IRS Poorly

American voters still aren't convinced President Obama and his administration were unaware of the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of tea party and other conservative groups.

A new poll shows 59 percent of likely American voters think it's at least somewhat likely the president and his top aides knew about the targeting of conservative groups. That number includes 38 percent of voters who believe it's very likely the president or his top aides knew of the rogue IRS activity. Only 32 percent consider that unlikely.

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USF Grad Students Petition to Exhume Bodies at Dozier

Graduate students at the University of South Florida are petitioning Secretary of State Ken Detzner to exhume bodies at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. Detzner recently rejected the USF team of researchers' petition for permission to exhume bodies at the school, which has become notorious in recent years for allegations of physical abuse, rape, and even murder.

In a letter to the research team, Detzner explained his department does not have the legal authority to authorize the exhumation process, but USF researchers believe he does.

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USF Team Asks Secretary of State to Reconsider Exhuming Bodies at Dozier

The team of researchers at the University of South Florida working to exhume the bodies at the Dozier School for Boys has fired back at Secretary of State Ken Detzner, asking him to reconsider the conclusion that the Department of State does not have the authority to issue archaeological permits to exhume human remains "under the circumstances."

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Jesse Jackson Calls for Obama to Translate Sentiments into Policy

Rev. Jesse Jackson, who advocated boycotting Florida as an "apartheid state"last week, is speaking out again on the George Zimmerman case, this time calling on Obama to turn his personal comments on the death of Trayvon Martin into policy, specifically to repeal Stand Your Ground laws.

Jackson took to his Facebook pageon Sunday to post the following message to his followers:

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Americans Don't Have High Hopes for Health Care

Most Americans don't believe health care will actually improve in the next two years, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday. In fact, the poll found the majority of American voters actually believe health care will get worse over the next two years.

Sixty-one percent of likely American voters said they believed the U.S. health care system was likely to get worse over the next two years, while only 24 percent said it would get better. Only 9 percent said the health care system would be about the same two years from now.

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Rick Scott Sends Juvenile Justice Chief to Meet with Protesters

Protesters speaking out against the George Zimmerman case are still camped out in front of Gov. Rick Scott's office in Tallahassee, and the governor is sending his juvenile justice secretary, Wansley Walters, to meet with them.Scott met with Walters Monday morning at the DJJ's office in Tallahassee.

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Dept. of Justice will not Prosecute Officials in IRS Scandal

The Department of Justice announced it would not be prosecuting top officials involved in the Internal Revenue Service's scandal involving illegally accessing confidential tax records of political candidates and campaign donors in 2006.

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Zimmerman Trial: One Week Later, Protests Still Going Strong

It's been a week since George Zimmerman was acquitted in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, but the backlash over Zimmerman's acquittal still hasn't subsided. Rallies are still going strong across the country, drawing thousands who are speaking out about Stand Your Ground laws and racism in the United States. Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network planned over 100 vigils to take place outside of courthouses across the country on Saturday.

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Tom Rooney Seeks to Block Funds for Arming Syrian Rebels

U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., submitted an amendment Friday to the Defense Appropriations bill that would prohibit providing funding, arms or any support to any group involved in military action in Syria. Last month, Rooney introduced the "Congressional Accountability and Oversight in Syria Act." which would essentially prohibit the Obama administration from providing weapons or support to any faction in Syria without first receiving authorization from Congress. It would also prohibit the American military from exercising military force in Syria.

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