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Kansas officials are planning to move forward with another set of rules aimed at abortion clinics in the state. Recently, a court blocked the state's efforts to shut down two of the last three remaining clinics. However, officials say that the court's ruling gives them latitude to move forward with other rules.
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Gov. Rick Scott will be the keynote speaker for the opening reception of the 27th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference in Stuart, which begins today.