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

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Democrats are so desperate to gain any relevancy in Tallahassee that they are paying little attention to other races on the ballot to focus on beating Republican Gov. Rick Scott. And they're doing so with Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist, the former governor who Democrats have opposed in five previous statewide elections.

MIAMI (AP) - Latin American restaurant chains are opening locations in Florida in hopes of expanding throughout the United States. Colombian coffee house Juan Valdez, hamburger chain El Corral and Brazilian chain Giraffas are among the companies that have opened stores in Florida.

LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) - Farmers in the southeast United States are moving into sesame production, producing millions of seeds for tahini or hamburger buns even when there's a drought. Sesame pods used to be so brittle that they had to handled gently, but new traits developed over the past decade let farmers use typical equipment to harvest them. Thousands of acres from Arkansas to Florida and Georgia are now planted with sesame

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A coalition challenging Florida's congressional districts is taking its legal challenge to an appeals court. The groups - which include the League of Women Voters of Florida - filed their official appeal notice yesterday.

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