5 Things to Know in Florida for June 14

Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

GOVERNOR SIGNS NEARLY 100 BILLS INTO LAW

5 Things to Know in FloridaGov. Rick Scott is giving his approval to dozens of bills dealing with everything from flood insurance to electronics. He signed the bills into law on Friday.

LATE TERM ABORTION BILL TAKES EFFECT JULY 1

Under a new law, abortions will be illegal in Florida at any point in a woman’s pregnancy if her doctor determines that the fetus could survive outside the womb. Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that redefines that state’s current third trimester abortion ban.

MAN CHARGED IN PLOT TO RAPE, KILL GIRL

A Florida man is charged in a plot to lure a 9-year-old girl to a home, kill the girl’s family members and then videotape himself raping the child. State law enforcement officials said Friday that 29-year-old Shawn Thomas is charged with attempted premeditated homicide, attempting to commit capital sexual battery and possession of child pornography.

RUBIO: NO OPTION SHOULD BE RULED OUT ON IRAQ

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio says failing to keep terrorist safe havens from developing in Iraq could make another 9/11 possible. The Florida Republican said Friday that while on-the-ground troops aren’t the best approach, no option should be ruled out, including air strikes to combat a violent Islamic insurgency.

DREAMERS URGE DNC HEAD TO TAKE LEAD ON IMMIGRATION

Florida immigrant youth activists are urging Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to take a stronger lead on the immigration issue. Two of the Congresswoman’s staffers met Friday with United We Dream activists, after they staged a protest outside of her South Florida office.

 

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