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Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:56 am

MIAMI (AP) — Attorneys for gay couples and the state of Florida are squaring off at a hearing on a lawsuit challenging Florida's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. A Miami-Dade Circuit is scheduled to hear arguments this afternoon in the high-profile case.

MIAMI (AP) — Local immigrant advocates and officials say Florida could play a key role in handling the influx of unaccompanied Central American youth crossing the U.S. border. Miami U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia said yesterday that Florida has long welcomed immigrants fleeing natural and political upheaval in their home countries.

NEW YORK (AP) — Supermarket chain Kroger says it is buying online vitamin seller Vitacost.com Inc. in a deal the company said is valued at $280 million. Vitacost.com, which is based in Boca Raton, Florida, will operate as a subsidiary of Kroger.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A hurricane watch has been issued for part of North Carolina's coast as Tropical Storm Arthur moves northward, threatening Fourth of July plans along the East Coast.

The hurricane watch in North Carolina covers an area from Bogue Inlet to Oregon Inlet, including Pamlico Sound. A tropical storm watch is in effect for parts of Florida and South Carolina.

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