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UNDATED — Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday, forcing holiday beachgoers to drier ground. Weather forecasters said the storm could strengthen to near-hurricane force by the time it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast.


MADISON, Wisc. — Democrats know who their voters are. They just have to figure out how to get them to the polls in November — and that's where the puppies come in. By Scott Bauer.


MIAMI BEACH — "Money can't buy me love," The Beatles wisely sang. But in Miami's luxury real estate market, money can buy you pretty much anything — even a condo that uses a rare Italian sports car as a wall. By Rene Rodriguez.


JACKSONVILLE — For the last seven years, inmates have stocked the libraries of their personal MP3 players with $2 downloads. Come January, they'll be forced to hand it all over because the Florida Department of Corrections signed a new deal with a competing company. In April last year, the Florida Department of Corrections struck a deal with JPay. The private company, spearheading a push to sell profit-driven multimedia tablets to incarcerated people across the country, would be allowed to bring the technology to every facility in the nation's third-largest prison system. But there was a catch. By Ben Conarck.


ATV DEATH — A 6-year-old boy has died after an all-terrain vehicle driven by another child flipped and fell on him.

SWANS KILLED — A Florida city is evaluating traffic safety after five of its signature swans were struck and killed by motorists.

MALL SHOOTING-FLORIDA — A Parkland school shooting survivor is helping to raise money for victims killed at a Jacksonville video game tournament.

BOY KILLED-PROPELLER — A 15-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a boat propeller in the Florida Keys.



CORAL GABLES — Mark Richt's tenure as coach at Miami has been a constant run of streaks: Win his first four games, then lose his next fours, then win 15 consecutive times, and now lose another four in a row. By Tim Reynolds.


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