Today’s Top Florida Politics and News –

Post: Nelson — and Rubio and Scott — take credit for new dike repair money


Politico: Catholic schools firing of teacher after same-sex wedding turns into Miami congressional campaign issue


Sun-Sentinel: Trump expected to return to Palm Beach next weekend


Bloomberg: Rubio Says World Would Support Venezuela ‘Removing a Dictator’

LA Times: Sen. Rubio suggests Venezuelan military should oust Maduro


NSF: Aid on the way after Irma’s devastation

AP: Aftermath of deadly storm brings extra money to Florida


Herald Tribune: Buchanan’s bill meant to keep families together becomes law


Herald: If you live in Florida, doctors say climate change is already affecting your health


Herald: Supreme Court settles food fight, leaves ban on front-yard veggie gardens intact


Times: Tax law spurs a change in how people give to charities


Sentinel: SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch turns tide of Florida’s Space Coast economy

Herald Tribune: Corcoran, Gillum take stage


DBNJ: Florida Surgeon General Celeste Philip: Opioid addiction fix no ‘short-term solution’


Times: Chronic pain sufferers plead for a nuanced approach to opioids


Florida Watchdog: Florida House ‘sweeps’ $182M from affordable housing fund that Senate fully funds


Sun-Sentinel: FPL was warned people would die at a sweltering nursing home. But the utility had other priorities.


Sun-Sentinel: Cities find new ways to regulate vacation home rentals


Democrat: With millions at stake, city, county, university officials assess legislative session


Times: DEP to drop controversial water pollution regulations and start over


Times: As USF raises its standards, can a B student still get in?


Times: At town hall, Pinellas voices urge delay for USF consolidation proposal


Herald: Brightline: The man injured by our train lay on the tracks in an ‘intentional act’


AP: Fishery disasters declared for areas hit by hurricanes