The legislation comes months after voters overwhelmingly approved a measure restoring the voting rights of people convicted of felonies who have completed their sentences.
Some scientists say there’s not enough data to limit sunscreen that may be harmful to corals.
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Nationwide there are 10 metro areas whose populations grew more than 30 percent since 2000—almost twice the national average for metros—but whose per-capita income grew less than half the U.S. average.
Thousands of clams have been released into the Sarasota Bay.
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Under Amendment 4, most people convicted of a felony will have their voting rights restored once their sentences are done, including completing parole.
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But both political parties historically have been ineffective at engaging people of color.
Only Texas also had multiple locations on the list of fastest growing metropolitan areas.
A consumer advocacy group said regulators are also to blame for the delay in getting service back up. Wireless carriers countered that they’ve restored service as quickly as possible.
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If the storm lowers water temperatures, it might temper the growth of algae blooms.
A rapidly intensifying storm forces quick action to prepare.
Steering committees, distributed models and named user licensing are catching on.
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