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Gov. Scott wants to replace top insurance regulator

Fred Karlinsky, a lobbyist for the insurance industry, suggested Scott look at Ron Henderson, the deputy insurance commissioner in Louisiana, to replace Kevin McCarty, who heads Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation. Karlinsky has donated $10,000 to the re-election campaigns of Henderson’s boss.

Florida senator files major medical-marijuana bill on who can get supply

A proposed 28-page bill sponsored by St. Petersburg Sen. Jeff Brandes, the most far-reaching of its kind by a top legislative leader, seeks to regulate the cultivation, distribution and use of medical marijuana in Florida. Qualified patients could receive as much as a 30-day supply of marijuana from a licensed, regulated facility as long as they were properly examined by a physician, who would have to write a prescription-like recommendation for the drug.

Florida senator files major medical-marijuana bill on who can get supply

A proposed 28-page bill sponsored by St. Petersburg Sen. Jeff Brandes, the most far-reaching of its kind by a top legislative leader, seeks to regulate the cultivation, distribution and use of medical marijuana in Florida. Qualified patients could receive as much as a 30-day supply of marijuana from a licensed, regulated facility as long as they were properly examined by a physician, who would have to write a prescription-like recommendation for the drug.

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Andres Oppenheimer: Prosecutor tied Iran’s leader to 1994 bombing

Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman made headlines before his mysterious death last weekend by accusing President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of trying to cover up Iran’s role in the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, but there was another — more important — leader who was at the center of the deceased prosecutor’s probe: Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani.

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Argentine leader to dissolve spy agency after prosecutor’s death

In her first speech since the mysterious death of a top prosecutor, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner said Monday night that her government would dissolve and rename the nation’s spy agency, and she defended herself and her government against accusations that she orchestrated a coverup to absolve Iranian officials of responsibility for a two-decade-old terrorist attack.