December 19, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

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› Theme parks report big holiday crowds, but no records
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom has turned some guests away at times, and SeaWorld Orlando recorded the second-best day in its history during the annual holiday crunch at Central Florida theme parks.

› Judge nixes Fla.'s welfare drug testing
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo mandatory drug testing, ruling it was unconstitutional and shouldn't be enforced.

› Scientists harness the sun to help sharks
Researchers are looking to the sun to give hunted and overfished sharks a new ray of hope. Using a special solar-powered tag, marine scientists now can study a shark's movements for up to two years by way of data beamed to satellites.

› Workers start on twin roadways through PortMiami tunnel
Inside the tunnel tubes already excavated under Biscayne Bay, workers have begun building the twin roadways that will carry cargo trucks, tourist buses and private cars from the MacArthur Causeway to the port and back.

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