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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:31 am

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Polls are now open across much of Florida as former Gov. Charlie Crist tries to make history by becoming the first person in Florida to be a gubernatorial nominee as a Republican and a Democrat. Crist is the favorite to win today's Democratic primary for the chance to face Republican Gov. Rick Scott in November. Former Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich hopes for an upset.

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has charged a father and son with possession of child pornography. The agency began investigating 52-year-old Daryl Hunter and his 21-year-old son Morgan Hunter after discovering that computers in their home were independently sharing images of child porn.

MIAMI (AP) — Burger King is buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons for about $11 billion, creating the world's third-largest fast-food company. The corporate headquarters of the new company will be in Canada, a move that may help Burger King lower its taxes. Burger King will still run its business out of Miami.

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A lightning strike from a passing thunderstorm killed a Panama City Beach police dog named Argo. The daughter of the dog's handler, Cpl. Jason Gleason, found the dog behind his kennel Sunday evening.

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