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Floridians flood the White House tonight

Lots of Floridians will be attending tonight's state dinner at the White House, in honor of the visit by British Prime Minister David Cameron. From the White House-provided list:

Dr. Jean-Phillipe Austin, of Miami, and Mrs. Maggie Austin; Mr. Joe Echevarria of New York, and Mrs. Anna Maria Echevarria of Miami; Mr. Joseph Falk of Miami, and Mr. Mark Scott; Mr. Don Hinkle of Tallahassee, and Ms. Mimi Graham; Ms. April Holmes, Paralympian, of Kissimmee, and Ms. Estee Portnoy; Mrs. Ginni Rometty of New York and Mr. Mark Rometty of Bonita Springs, Fla.; and Mr. Paul Tash, Chairman and CEO, Times Publishing Company, St. Petersburg, and Mrs. Karyn Tash.

The Washington Post notes that Cameron's visit is not a state visit "because the monarch, not the prime minister, is head of state." So the White House, the British ambassador explained, has come up with terminology "fit for a man who's not a king." They're calling it an official visit with a state dinner.

Other bold face names at the dinner: Actor George Clooney and investor Warren Buffett.

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