May 23, 2015

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/15/2013

› Unclaimed insurance: Florida’s hidden windfall
A look at the legal fight over hundreds of millions in insurance money that should have been paid to Florida beneficiaries but wasn’t.

› UF vet school opens its doors for all to see
Saturday was the college's annual open house, and some of the hundreds of people who came to see displays, exhibitions, demonstrations and to learn about veterinary medicine got to see the profession in action.

› Akshay Desai and the rise and fall of Universal Health Care
Akshay Desai rose high into the Republican fundraising ranks, dining with President George W. Bush at his Texas ranch. Eventually he realized his dream: a $1.5 billion health care company, with more than 140,000 members in 23 states. But his success was largely an illusion.

› With law lifted, panhandlers dotting Sarasota street corners
After years of efforts to reduce homelessness in Sarasota, city leaders and police are stymied. They lifted a law against soliciting money from people in vehicles because it infringed on free speech, and now, Sarasota's street corners have become an ATM.

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