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Fact-checking some claims tied to bills so far

When the Florida Legislature convenes Tuesday, it will kick off a 60-day session during which legislators and Republican Gov. Rick Scott will fashion a budget and set policies on topics including K-12 tests, guns on college campus and whether to allow online voter registration.

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Navy judge lifts Guantánamo female guard no-touch order

Last year, the judge forbade female guards from touching Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, 54, who invoked Islamic and traditional doctrine and said he had only been handled by men at Guantánamo. Hadi, captured in Turkey and sent here in 2007, is accused of commanding al-Qaida’s Army in Afghanistan after the 2001 U.S. invasion, and could be sentenced to life in prison if he’s convicted.