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Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 6:31 am

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A retired Air Force officer living in North Carolina is admitting he took kickbacks for inside information on contracts for a classified Air Force project and took home documents that could damage national security. He served as a military contractor in northern Florida from 2004 to 2007.

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A group of Cuban exiles has launched its flotilla from Key West. Organizers say three boats carrying 30 to 40 people left Saturday heading for the waters just off of Cuba. It was initially planned as the commemoration of the drowning of Cuban migrants who fled the communist island in 1994. Organizers added Russian President Vladimir Putin to their objections.

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Several hundred divers and snorkelers submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary for a "concert" beneath the sea broadcast by a local radio station. Saturday's 30th annual Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival at Looe Key Reef featured four hours of commercial-free music piped beneath the sea via a series of underwater speakers.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville's tallest building has a new owner. The $88 million sale of the downtown Bank of America Tower to California investors was announced Friday.

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