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Florida: U.S. state in the United States
Florida is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States. The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, and the 8th-most densely populated of the U.S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The Miami metropolitan area is Florida's most populous urban area. Tallahassee is the state's capital.

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Trump laments G-7 move from Doral after pushback

President Donald Trump is lamenting that he was forced to move next year's Group of Seven summit from his private golf club in Florida after bipartisan criticism that he was trying to profit off the..
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White House changes course on G7 site, Mulvaney quid pro quo comments

President Trump announced next year's G7 summit will not be hosted at his Trump National Doral resort in Florida after fierce backlash. Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is also trying to walk back..
CBS News - Published

Videos for Florida

Rough Justice: Man Charged With Beating Peeping Tom To Death [Video]Rough Justice: Man Charged With Beating Peeping Tom To Death

Florida man Victor Vickery was arrested Thursday for allegedly beating a peeping Tom to death. Vickery is accused of manslaughter for the incident outside his girlfriend's Ft. Lauderdale home. Newser..

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Trump drops plan to host G7 meeting at his Florida resort [Video]Trump drops plan to host G7 meeting at his Florida resort

U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned plans late on Saturday to host next year's Group of Seven summit at his Florida golf resort, after Democrats and others had decried the selection as evidence of..

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Trump to host next year's G7 summit at his Florida golf resort [Video]Trump to host next year's G7 summit at his Florida golf resort

U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year’s Group of Seven economic summit of developed world leaders at one of his own properties, the Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami, a White..

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Julián Castro Releases List Of Endorsements [Video]Julián Castro Releases List Of Endorsements

Julián Castro’s presidential campaign released dozens of endorsements. Some of them were from current and former state and local officials, activists and Latino leaders. Former Texas state Rep...

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Exclusive: Giuliani was paid $500K by indicted associate's firm [Video]Exclusive: Giuliani was paid $500K by indicted associate's firm

In an interview with Reuters, Rudy Giuliani said he was paid $500,000 to consult on a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani..

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Ex-Ukraine envoy arrives to testify in impeachment probe [Video]Ex-Ukraine envoy arrives to testify in impeachment probe

The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, who was abruptly recalled in May, arrived on Capitol Hill to testify on Friday in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into the president, while..

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Incident at Florida mall leaves one injured [Video]Incident at Florida mall leaves one injured

A loud noise at a shopping center near Miami spread fears of an active shooter on Sunday. But Boca Raton police say they've found no casings and have no suspect in custody. Eve Johnson reports.

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Trump Denies Knowing Giuliani Associated Arrested For Pro-Trump Election Committee [Video]Trump Denies Knowing Giuliani Associated Arrested For Pro-Trump Election Committee

Reuters reports two foreign-born Florida businessmen were arrested and charged on Thursday. They're accused of being part of a scheme to illegally funnel Russian money to a pro-Trump election..

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Two businessmen tied to Trump Ukraine scandal arrested in U.S. [Video]Two businessmen tied to Trump Ukraine scandal arrested in U.S.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman announces the indictment of Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman, and two co-defendants for various charges related to U.S. federal election law violations. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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Trump Wants His Own News Network [Video]Trump Wants His Own News Network

President Trump is frustrated with news coverage as he faces an impeachment inquiry. He suggested on Thursday the idea of starting a new television network, reports CNN. The suggestion came after Trump..

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China coming to U.S. next week for trade talks -Trump [Video]China coming to U.S. next week for trade talks -Trump

President Donald Trump said on Thursday a delegation from China would come to the United States next week for more trade talks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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What The CDC Knows About Vaping-Related Illnesses So Far [Video]What The CDC Knows About Vaping-Related Illnesses So Far

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have updated their figures concerning vaping-related deaths. California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas , Minnesota, Mississippi, and..

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US Soldier Working At Mar-a-Lago Uploaded Child Porn To Russian Website [Video]US Soldier Working At Mar-a-Lago Uploaded Child Porn To Russian Website

US Army Staff Sgt. Richard Ciccarella was stationed at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida from August 2017 to March 2018. During that period, prosecutors say, Ciccarella..

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Policeman hailed as hero for saving struck dog [Video]Policeman hailed as hero for saving struck dog

A Florida police officer is getting praise for darting through traffic on a busy interstate highway to rescue a dog that had just been hit by a car. Pinellas Park police officer Joseph Puglia told ABC..

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A race to save Caribbean corals from a deadly disease [Video]A race to save Caribbean corals from a deadly disease

Scientists in St. Thomas are battling a fast-moving, lethal disease dubbed 'Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease' that they say is unprecedented in the speed with which it can damage large numbers of coral..

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Biden Tanks In Early State Polls [Video]Biden Tanks In Early State Polls

Politico is reporting that Joe Biden’s poll numbers are falling in the early nominating states that matter most. Biden was once the dominant front-runner in the Democratic primary. Biden is now..

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Disney To Add More Than 400 Plant-Based Menu Items [Video]Disney To Add More Than 400 Plant-Based Menu Items

Walt Disney has announced that it will add more than 400 new plant-based menu items to resorts in Orlando, Florida. Business Insider reports that the menu items will exclude animal products such as..

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Florida's State Attorney says 'no prosecution' for arrested children [Video]Florida's State Attorney says 'no prosecution' for arrested children

Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala held a news conference following the suspension of a police officer who arrested two 6-year-olds for separate disciplinary incidents at their school. Rough Cut (no..

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Bill Belichick Ends Press Conference After Dodging Questions On Antonio Brown [Video]Bill Belichick Ends Press Conference After Dodging Questions On Antonio Brown

Bill Belichick refused to answer questions about New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown. The football player faces accusations of sexual assault and rape in a federal lawsuit in Florida...

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Thousands Of Nurses To Strike Across Five States [Video]Thousands Of Nurses To Strike Across Five States

United Auto Worker union members aren't the only ones fed up with management. According to Business Insider, more than 6,500 nurses will participate in a 24-hour strike on September 20, 2019. Nurses in..

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Possible serial killer arrested in Florida [Video]Possible serial killer arrested in Florida

Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri confirms a man has been arrested after DNA evidence tied him to four south Florida murders. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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Lindsey Graham Defends Trump Over Hurricane Dorian Criticism [Video]Lindsey Graham Defends Trump Over Hurricane Dorian Criticism

Sen. Lindsey Graham said he doesn’t care about President Donald Trump’s comments on Hurricane Dorian. According to Business Insider, Graham refers to Trump saying the hurricane would hit Alabama...

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NOAA head defends agency after Trump Dorian tweet [Video]NOAA head defends agency after Trump Dorian tweet

The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday defended a regional National Weather Service (NWS) office in Alabama that told residents the state was not at risk from..

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Former Georgia, Miami coach Mark Richt says he's OK after heart attack: 'I plan to be at work this week'

Former Georgia and Miami (Fla.) head coach Mark Richt tweeted Monday he suffered a heart attack but expects to be back at work this week.
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Florida man spends $90K to build Bugatti Veyron replica from a 2002 Mercury

Eric Bonnette of Orlando is looking for someone who would want to buy his Bugatti replica, for much cheaper than you can get a real one.
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Acting White House chief of staff under fire after Ukraine comments

The acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says President Trump didn’t expect so much opposition to his plan to host next year’s G7 summit at his Florida resort. The president now says he..
CBS News - Published

Massive pumpkin, runaway emu, 38-year-old penguin dies: News from around our 50 states

Red tide bloom killing sea turtles in Florida, Ohio zoo seeks name for newborn bearcat, and more
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Politics week in review: Trump cancels plans to host G-7 summit at his Florida resort

Following a wave of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, President Trump says he has canceled plans to host next year's G-7 summit at his resort in Doral, Florida. National politics reporter..
CBS News - Published

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Nestor makes landfall, threatens Florida with flash flooding; Are social media platforms listening to consumers through their smartphones?
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Florida GOP lawmaker who's undecided on impeaching Trump decides not to seek re-election

Francis Rooney who represents a red district in SW Florida has emerged as a sharp critic of the Trump administration's actions in Ukraine.
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Nestor makes landfall, threatens Florida with flash flooding

Nestor, no longer a tropical storm, is hammering Florida with torrential rains and flash flooding. The storm roared ashore Saturday with winds of up 60 mph. At least two tornadoes were reported. Many..
CBS News - Published

Nestor slows to post-tropical cyclone, makes Florida landfall

Post-tropical cyclone Nestor made landfall in Florida on Saturday afternoon, bringing tornadoes that downed trees and shredded roofs in Gulf Coast towns and a storm surge that washed over streets.
Reuters - Published

Royal Caribbean’s ‘Adventure of the Seas’ requests help from Coast Guard off Jersey Shore

The cruise ship is on a 13-day, one-way cruise from Quebec City, Canada to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Tropical Storm Nestor bears down on areas still recovering from Michael

Powerful winds and possible tornadoes from Tropical Storm Nestor battered parts of central and eastern Florida Friday night, creating potentially dangerous storm surge along the Florida Panhandle...
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: Southeast braces for Nestor

The newest tropical storm lashes Florida’s Gulf Coast as it continues to race toward the Florida Panhandle. Also, President Trump's decision to pull out of Syria gets new criticism, this time from..
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Tropical Storm Nestor bears down on the Gulf Coast

Storm surge and winds are lashing much of Florida's Gulf Coast
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It Might Be Unethical or Even Illegal, but Not if You’re the President

The president is exempt from federal conflict-of-interest laws. But his decision to bring world leaders to his Doral resort in Florida could raise a constitutional issue.
NYTimes.com - Published

U.S. judge limits Florida law curtailing felons' voting rights

A federal judge in Florida ruled on Friday that a state law requiring felons to pay fines, fees and restitution related to their convictions before being allowed to vote cannot be applied to people..
Reuters - Published

Hard Times Generation, The Flavorists, Angelina

Scott Pelley brings "60 Minutes" cameras back to central Florida to document another form of family homelessness; Also, meet the scientists who create flavors that make foods and beverages tasty; Plus,..
CBS News - Published

Tropical storm menaces U.S. southeast, New Orleans to demolish cranes

Tropical Storm Nestor barreled toward Florida's Gulf Coast on Friday, packing life-threatening storm surge, with New Orleans preparing to demolish two damaged construction cranes officials fear could..
Reuters - Published

White House says next G-7 summit will be at Trump property

President Trump's decision to hold the next G-7 summit at one of his private resorts in Florida is raising concerns. Some say the president is profiting from his position of power. Major Garrett..
CBS News - Published

Trump to host G7 summit at his Florida golf resort, sparking criticism

U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year's Group of Seven economic summit of developed nations' leaders at his Florida golf resort, a move Democrats and others decried as more evidence of the..
Reuters - Published

Florida cop who shoved suspect off roof gets penalty: One less vacation day

Recently released bolice body camera footage shows a Kissimmee, Florida, police officer pushing a suspect off the roof of a house in March. The officer received his punishment for the incident this..
CBS News - Published

Florida school resource officer fired for accidentally shooting pistol in cafeteria

Jonathan Cross, a resource officer at Thomas E. Weightman Middle School in Wesley Chapel, Florida, was fired for "mishandling" a gun.  
USATODAY.com - Published

White House: Next G-7 meeting will take place at Trump's Doral facility in Florida

President Donald Trump will host world leaders at a G-7 economic summit next year at his Doral golf resort in Miami, the White House announced Thursday.
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Extremely rare yellow cardinal, 'Sunny,' spotted in Florida, brings nationwide sightings to 12

While Sunny was a first for Florida, it's not the first time a yellow cardinal with a rare genetic color mutation has been photographed in the U.S.
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Yellow cardinal, extremely rare bird, spotted in Florida

Rare sighting! A Port St. Lucie, Florida, resident spotted a yellow cardinal.
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Monument to women, playground scare, Dali theft: News from around our 50 states

Officers want Florida man to stop calling about stolen weed, climbers prove Trump wrong on border wall with Kentucky replica, and more
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A Florida man called the sheriff's office to report stolen marijuana. The deputy's response: 'Stop calling'

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Florida told a man to stop calling 911 to report $20 worth of stolen weed.
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Firefighter turns old fire hoses into works of art

Florida firefighter Daryl Paul has found a way to turn old fire hoses into works of art. His creations feature the American flag. Manuel Bojorquez has his story.
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From the Space Coast to the Emerald Coast: Here's how each Florida 'coast' got its name

In the Sunshine State, all 8,436 miles of coastline are neatly packaged into 10 specially named "coasts."
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Florida family makes epic 'Stranger Things' Halloween decoration

A Florida family went above and beyond for Halloween decoration, creating a replica of Castle Byers from "Stranger Things."
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Florida girl, 1, dies in hot car, the 50th death of 2019 according to one national tracker

The death of a 1-year-old Florida girl Monday marked the 50th case of a child dying in a hot car this year, according to KidsandCars.org.
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'An extremely rare phenomenon': A yellow cardinal, nicknamed 'Sunny,' photographed in Florida

Only three yellow cardinal sightings are reported a year, making the bird's appearance a rare "one in a million" finding, an Auburn professor said.
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Florida woman's right hand severed by private plane's propeller in Key West accident

The Florida Highway Patrol says Rebecca Lynn Gray, 45, was struck by a propeller blade as she helped prepare a rented Cessna for takeoff Saturday.
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White House reporters slam mock video of Trump killing journalists and critics

The White House Correspondents' Association has condemned a mock video, shown at a gathering of U.S. President Donald's Trump's supporters at one of his Florida resorts, that depicts him slaughtering..
Reuters - Published

A Florida dog went missing. 12 years later, she reunited with her owner in Pittsburgh

It took 12 years for Katheryn Strang to be reunited with Dutchess, her fox terrier. But the moment arrived over 1,100 miles from Strang's home.  
USATODAY.com - Published

How do Democrats win in 2020? These battleground state leaders have some advice.

More than two dozen Democratic party leaders in the battleground states of Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin talking to USA TODAY about the keys to beating Trump in 2020.
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1 Person Hurt in Florida Mall Shooting, Police Say

Panicked shoppers fled the Town Center mall in Boca Raton, Fla., as officers directed visitors to shelter in place.
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More than 3,600 workers go on strike at Mack Truck plants in 3 states

More than 3,600 hourly workers at Mack Trucks Inc., in Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania went on strike at six plants at 11:59 p.m. Saturday.
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Police investigate reports of shooting at Florida shopping mall

Police SWAT teams in Boca Raton, Florida, moved in on a shopping mall on Saturday to investigate reports of a shooting there, police said.
Reuters - Published

LSU jumps three spots to No. 3 in Amway Coaches Poll after defeat of Florida, while Georgia falls

LSU moved up three spots to No. 3 in the Amway Coaches Poll behind Alabama and Clemson. Georgia dropped seven spots after losing to South Carolina.
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Football Four: LSU moving up in College Football Playoff chase after shootout win

LSU's standing as a legitimate College Football Playoff contender was bolstered Saturday night with the Tigers' big win over Florida.
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Joe Burrow again outstanding as No. 6 LSU takes down No. 7 Florida in clash of SEC unbeatens

Joe Burrow again had a big day, throwing for three touchdowns, as No. 6 LSU beat No. 7 Florida in matchup of SEC unbeatens.
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Couple hoping to build dream home in Florida learn their land used to be a dump

The Santa Rosa County, Florida land contains seemingly endless garbage that was hidden by dirt, brush and trees, the owners say.
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Missing Florida dog found 12 years later in Connecticut

When Dutchess the dog went missing in Florida, she was just a puppy. Now the long-lost Fox Terrier is 14-years-old and has been reunited with her owner, having been found all the way in Connecticut...
CBS News - Published

Indicted Giuliani associate worked on behalf of Ukrainian oligarch Firtash

One of the two Florida businessmen who helped U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney investigate his political rival, Democrat Joe Biden, also has been working for the legal team of a..
Reuters - Published

Florida men tied to Giuliani arrested

Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and the Ukraine investigation were charged Thursday with federal campaign finance violations. The charges relate to a $325,000 donation..
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Giuliani associates charged with illegally funneling cash to pro-Trump group

Two foreign-born Florida businessmen who have helped President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani investigate political rival Joe Biden were arrested in a scheme to illegally funnel money to..
Reuters - Published

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