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