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He blew it on ESPN. He blew it on MSNBC. Now Current TV has had enough of uber-liberal Keith Olbermann.

The network said Friday afternoon that it had terminated the contract of its lead anchor scarcely one year after he was hired to reboot the channel in his progressive political image.
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Appearing on Anderson Cooper's AC360 on CNN Thursday night, an eyewitness to the Trayvon Martin killing said that George Zimmerman appeared to walk away from the scuffle uninjured but, "very worried." The man who watched from his townhouse cast more doubt on Zimmerman's self-defense claim.

In the spotlight this week, Zimmerman's friends and family have been vouching for his character, and his father and defense attorney have talked continuously about Zimmerman's injuries during the incident.
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Among the list of more than 2,500 utilities, telecommunications giants, trade groups, unions, developers, casinos and professional associations lobbying in Tallahassee during the 2012 session of the Florida Legislature is one curious participant:

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
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If you were tuned into Fox News' Your World With Neil Cavuto today, you might have heard about Gov. Rick Scott writing a letter to 100 New York businesses, inviting them to come down to Florida where "the weather is great, cost of living is low and the business climate is among the best in the country."

See the attached sample of Scott's letter.


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How many NFL backup quarterbacks get their own sandwich -- especially at a famous eatery like New York City's Carnegie Deli?

Tim Tebow is the only one.

Introduced at Monday lunch was the "Jetbow" -- a 3.5-pound (yes, pound!) monstrosity containing corned beef, pastrami, roast beef, American cheese, lettuce and tomato on white bread.

Carnegie owner Sandy Levine told ESPN the former University of Florida star quarterback's clean-cut image inspired the creation.
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Most heart transplant patients are inundated with warmth and fuzziness and wishes for a full recovery.

Not Dick Cheney. While the former vice president was recovering from his heart transplant in the intensive care unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., Saturday, Twitter exploded with hate and ill wishes.

"Also, bummed Cheney didn’t die. Might go celebrate Bulls win / mourn Cheney’s survival with beers,” offered @mybandowen.
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Gov. Rick Scott's hand-picked prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case, State Attorney Angela Corey, told ABC News this weekend that convicting Martin's killer, George Zimmerman, could prove difficult.
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Nothing unexpected happened Saturday in Louisiana as Rick Santorum easily won the Republican presidential primary in the Bayou State, beating front-runner Mitt Romney in another conservative Southern state.

“We’re still here. We’re still fighting. We still believe, as this race really shows,” Santorum told supporters 1,500 miles away in a brewery in Green Bay, Wis.

He said Romney had called to congratulate him.
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An "unknown donor" presented former Dick Cheney with the gift of life Saturday, when surgeons at a Virginia hospital performed a heart transplant on the former vice president.

Cheney, 71, had suffered five heart attacks over the past 25 years. He waited nearly two years for his new heart and is said to be recovering well in the intensive care unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va.
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All of a sudden embattled Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher has competition in the coming election. You just knew it was going to happen.

Delray Beach Mayor Woodie McDuffie only waited three days to jump on Bucher's latest embarrassing clunker and declare himself better suited for an important public-service job that requires precision and competence. Count him in as a candidate for Palm Beach County supervisor of elections.
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