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LEBRON SAYS HE'S RETURNING TO CLEVELAND

LeBron James is leaving the Miami Heat to return home to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James made his decision public in a first-person story published in Sports Illustrated on Friday. He said his relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. He spent his first seven seasons in Cleveland and four with the Heat, where he went to the NBA Finals four times. The Heat won two championships with LeBron.

GUILTY PLEA IN FBI CHAT ROOM TERROR CASE

One of two men charged in an FBI online chat room sting operation has pleaded guilty to terrorism support charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami reports that 31-year-old Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed pleaded guilty Friday one count of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. He faces up to 15 years in prison at his Oct. 24 sentencing. Mohammed is a naturalized U.S. citizen from India who relocated in 2011 to Saudi Arabia.

DEMOCRATIC GUBENATORIAL HOPEFUL NAN RICH WANTS TO DEBATE CHARLIE CRIST

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Nan Rich touted her liberal credentials and questioned rival Charlie Crist's credibility Friday as she fights for her party's nomination. Speaking to the annual convention of the Florida Press Association and Florida Society of News Editors, the former state senator described Crist, a onetime Republican governor, as a political opportunist who once opposed gay marriage and the federal health care law and supported public vouchers for private schools.

FAMU LAW SCHOOL MAINTAINS ACCREDITION

Florida A&M University's law school, which was recreated 12 years ago after it was shuttered in the 1960s, has been told it is meeting national standards and will maintain its accreditation. The decision announced this week lifts a cloud that had been lingering over the Orlando-based school for more than a year. The American Bar Association in early 2013 raised questions about whether FAMU was doing enough to prepare students for the exam needed to get a law license.

MINISTER SHOT, KILLED IN MIAMI

An assistant minister is dead following a shooting outside a convenience store in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood. Police say 67-year-old Ken Johnson was walking from the church to the store to get bottled water on Thursday when he was approached by two people. Johnson was taken to a Miami hospital where he died.

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