5 things to know in Florida for Nov. 14

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

1. WEST, MURPHY BOTH HEADED TO WASHINGTON

Rep. Allen West returns to Washington as Congress goes back into session while the man expected to replace him, Patrick Murphy, heads to an orientation for new House members. West's campaign is threatening lawsuits.

2. STAND YOUR GROUND TASKFORCE HOLDS PANHANDLE PANEL

As a task force on Florida's much-debated "stand your ground" law finished its final meeting Tuesday, its draft report recommended no sweeping changes to the statute and a key legislative leader said he would not favor such changes if they were recommended.

3. ADVOCATES WANT TASK FORCE TO REVIEW ELECTION

A coalition of advocacy groups is asking Gov. Rick Scott and lawmakers to look into what went wrong a week after the 2012 presidential election ended with long lines and a four-day delay in knowing which candidate won.

4. ORANGUTAN'S CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENT FOR CANCER ENDS

The medical team for an 8-year-old orangutan with cancer in Miami says she no longer needs to undergo chemotherapy. Peanut, one of the star attractions at Jungle Island, had been undergoing chemotherapy since August after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

5. UTILITY WORKER ATTACKED WHILE ASSISTING SUPERSTORM SANDY VICTIMS

A power company worker from Lakeland was punched in face while waiting outside a restaurant on New York's Long Island. He was in the region to assist after Superstorm Sandy left many Long Island residents without power.

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