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| 1/19/2015

› Controversial film could be required in Florida's high schools
Hoping to "balance out" perceived anti-American sentiments of public school history classes, Florida lawmakers have proposed a bill that would require students to watch a controversial patriotic film not once, but twice, before they graduate.

› Florida salsa company donates profits to military charities
Stan McQuiston's company, For the Troops Inc., was founded with the goal of sending all its profits to military-related charities.

› Bren-Tronics' Alachua plant has shut down
New York-based Bren-Tronics Energy Systems moved into the former Energizer plant near Alachua in 2010 with research funds from the military and hopes of bringing lithium ion battery cell production to the United States.

› College-bound students forgo millions in aid by avoiding FAFSA
Nearly half of all high school students never even submit an FAFSA. In Florida alone, a new study finds, more than $100 million in available college aid known as Pell Grants goes unclaimed. Unlike other forms of aid, Pell Grants do not need to be repaid.

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