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| 9/27/2012

› NFL refs to return tonight 
After two days of marathon negotiations — and mounting frustration throughout the league — the NFL and the officials' union announced at midnight Thursday that a tentative eight-year agreement had been reached to end a lockout that began in June.

› Florida's five governors to gather at UF to discuss state's future
The Florida Law Review announces its second annual gathering of Florida's living governors with a lecture entitled “Florida’s Future: A Conversation with Florida Governors,” in the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Oct. 12. The program features Govs. Reubin Askew, Bob Graham, Bob Martinez, Buddy MacKay and Charlie Crist.

› Senator calls for grand jury investigation into FSCJ problems
The audit raised questions about college President Steve Wallace’s contract moving almost 100 days of unused sick leave into his vacation, making it money he could be paid if he left. The audit deemed the move illegal. Although college executives and the board disagreed, they removed the provision, and Wallace repaid the money.

› Fla. sends election offices list of 198 potential noncitizens
The decision to push ahead with the noncitizen voter-purge program just 41 days before Election Day in the nation’s biggest battleground state is already the subject of three separate federal lawsuits from a coalition of liberal-leaning groups as well as President Obama’s Justice Department.

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