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News Minute: Here is the latest Florida news from The Associated Press

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida Democrats have appeared at a unity rally in Orlando, vowing to win the races for governor and attorney general through grassroots efforts to get out the vote on Election Day. The Democrats said Thursday that they stand solidly behind their candidate for governor, Charlie Crist, who is seeking back the job he once held as a Republican.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court is upholding a rate increase by the state's largest utility. The court says the Public Service Commission didn't err when it reached a settlement with Florida Power & Light on a rate increase approved two years ago.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Army Gen. Joseph Votel has taken the helm of U.S. Special Operations Command located at MacDill Air Force Base. The 56-year-old general assumed command during a ceremony Thursday and replaces Navy Admiral William McRaven, who is retiring.

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 90-year-old man is in critical condition after being left in the heat outside a nursing home for three hours in a wheelchair. Reports say nurses found Robert Bernard unresponsive in his wheelchair outside the Aristocrat Nursing home on Wednesday afternoon and that his body temperature had risen to 105 degrees.

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