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5 things to know in Florida for Nov. 20

November 19, 2013
Associated Press

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ZIMMERMAN RELEASED FROM JAIL AFTER COURT HEARING

George Zimmerman has been released from jail hours after his first court appearance on domestic violence-related charges. Zimmerman was seen walking out of the jail smiling, then getting into a car. His bond was set at $9,000 earlier in the day. The judge ordered that Zimmerman not possess guns. He was ordered to stay away from the girlfriend's house and wear a monitoring device.

SEBELIUS DOING ACA DAMAGE CONTROL IN FLORIDA

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the HealthCare.gov website will still be a work in progress beyond the end of the month, appearing to soften a promise that the site will be working by then for the vast majority of users. Sebelius told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Nov. 30 was, quote, "not a magic go, no go date. It is a work of constant improvement."

HOMESICK HIJACKER DENIED BAIL IN MIAMI

An American who returned from Cuba to face U.S. charges that he hijacked an airliner to Havana decades ago won't be released on bond before his trial. A Miami federal magistrate issued the ruling Tuesday, saying that 56-year-old William Potts is a risk to flee prosecution and is a danger to the community.

VOLUSIA SCHOOLS TO KEEP USING HISTORY BOOK

The school board in Volusia County has agreed to keep using a world history textbook that some parents wanted pulled because they say it offers a pro-Islamic worldview. The board made the decision without a formal vote on Monday after four hours of

KATHERINE HARRIS' HUSBAND COMMITS SUICIDE

Sarasota police say the husband of former Florida Secretary of State Katherine was found dead Tuesday morning of an apparent suicide. Officers were called to the home between 7:30 and 8 a.m. Anders Ebbeson, 68, was a Swedish businessman. He married Harris in 1996.

 
 

 

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