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| 10/18/2013

› Florida International's B-School Dean Faces a Faculty Revolt
Tension is mounting at Florida International University’s College of Business, where Dean David Klock is facing a backlash among faculty members and students, who are accusing him of poor communication, lack of vision, and an unhealthy focus on the bottom line.

› How The NRA's Role In Florida Extends Way Beyond Gun Lobbying
In addition to helping to craft legislation, the NRA enjoys another role as state-sanctioned gun educators. In fact, the NRA shows up three times within a separate law governing the requirements for getting a license to carry a concealed weapon.

› Florida PSC approves Duke Energy agreement with customers on hook for $3.2 billion
State regulators in Tallahassee on Thursday voted to approve a controversial settlement agreement over Duke Energy's $5 billion nuclear boondoggle after hours of testimony and questions about whether the deal is good for the utility's customers.

› Coastal flooding getting worse with sea-level rise
A conspiracy of the moon, high tides and the steady rise of the oceans left up to a foot of sea water in some sections of Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach Thursday.

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