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By Brendan Farrington Associated Press STEINHATCHEE, Fla. -- As Tropical Storm Fay finally got on track Friday to leave Florida behind, flood-stricken homeowners got an encouraging sign: Muddy brown water lines began appearing on the sides of homes, a clue that floodwaters were receding.
By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida judge on Monday barred enforcement of a state law that imposed fines on civic groups for failing to meet state deadlines in their voter registration drives, ruling the law violated free-speech rights and discriminated against the groups.
By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida law that fines civic groups conducting voter registration drives violates free speech rights, harms low-income and minority citizens and should be struck down, a lawsuit filed on Thursday said.
By Tabassum Zakaria MIAMI (Reuters) - President George W. Bush checked on relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Wilma on Thursday to ensure federal assistance is provided in a smoother fashion than the widely criticized emergency response after Hurricane Katrina.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stung by criticism over a slow federal response to Hurricane Katrina, the White House on Wednesday said the administration was actively taking steps to ensure "seamless coordination" in preparation for Hurricane Wilma.
By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - Rapidly strengthening Hurricane Rita lashed the low-lying islands of the Florida Keys with squalls on Tuesday and threatened Gulf Coast communities to the west with a possible encore to devastating Hurricane Katrina.
By Michael Christie and Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Katrina recharged on Friday for a second and potentially more powerful assault on the U.S. coast after killing up to seven people on a rampage across densely populated southeast Florida.
By Irene Klotz and Michael Christie CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA successfully launched space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday, but anxiously reviewed video showing debris falling from the craft during liftoff, the same problem that caused the fatal Columbia disaster 2-1/2 years earlier.
By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - For NASA workers, their families and friends, there was no sigh of relief when shuttle Discovery cleared the launch tower on Tuesday.
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