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

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

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida judge is ordering legislators to hold a special session to draw up a new congressional map for the state. Lawmakers had wanted to keep in place the state's current districts until after the 2014 elections. Judge Terry Lewis ruled the Florida Legislature must draw up new congressional districts by Aug. 15.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote Gov. Scott a scathing letter about Florida laws and actions that have restricted access to voting. Holder said in the letter that he is deeply disturbed that Florida has repeatedly added barriers to voting since Scott took office. Scott's office says the letter is blatantly political.

MIAMI (AP) - After four years of investigations, former Congressman David Rivera's fate rests on the shoulders of a woman who was his close friend and longtime Republican political consultant. Ana Alliegro is sitting in a Broward County jail awaiting an Aug. 25 trial on four felony campaign finance charges. Rivera has not been charged and has repeatedly denied wrongdoing.

DELAND, Fla. (AP) - A skydiver is recovering from head injuries suffered during a jump near the DeLand Airport. Authorities say 30-year-old Aline Leao of Brazil had done more than a dozen jumps before but experienced a problem.

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