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Florida: State in the southeastern 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, with its capital being Tallahassee.

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A Notorious Sandy Hook Tormentor Is Arrested in Florida

Wolfgang Halbig, who has falsely accused the families of shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., of constructing an elaborate hoax, was charged with the unlawful possession of personal identification.
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In Florida speech, Bloomberg warns about rising anti-Semitism.

“The violence that has always threatened Israel is rearing its ugly head here in America, with alarming frequency,” Michael Bloomberg said.
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Son's DNA Leads To Arrest Of Suspected 'Pillowcase Rapist' [Video]Son's DNA Leads To Arrest Of Suspected 'Pillowcase Rapist'

Business Insider reports Miami police have arrested a man who they believe raped 44 women in the 1980s. Police only found the 60-year-old after his son was arrested on an unrelated case. The son's DNA..

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McIlroy recalls his first pairing with Woods as Tiger eyes PGA record [Video]McIlroy recalls his first pairing with Woods as Tiger eyes PGA record

World number two recalls constantly repeating the words "Good Shot, good shot, good shot" throughout the round

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The Super Bowl History of the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers [Video]The Super Bowl History of the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers

On Feb. 2, the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will face off in Miami, Florida, for Super Bowl LIV.

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Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources [Video]Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources

Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company's iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar..

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SpaceX astronaut capsule splashes down after rocket failure test [Video]SpaceX astronaut capsule splashes down after rocket failure test

Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, a major milestone for the company in its quest to..

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McGregor set to return to octogon after making weight for UFC 246 [Video]McGregor set to return to octogon after making weight for UFC 246

PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS STRONG PROFANITY IN DONALD CERRONE SOUNDBITE PLEASE NOTE: COMPLETE SCRIPT TO FOLLOW VIDEO SHOWS: CONOR MCGREGOR AND DONALD CERRONE WEIGHING IN, STARING EACH OTHER DOWN, POSING

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Florida's python hunters wrestle invasive snakes [Video]Florida's python hunters wrestle invasive snakes

Dozens of hunters are prowling the Everglades during Florida's 10-day Python Bowl, which ends Monday, armed with bags and long metal hooks. Many take the snakes in live for cash prizes - in an effort..

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SpaceX Executes Rocket Failure Test [Video]SpaceX Executes Rocket Failure Test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Elon Musk’s SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, laying the..

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Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled [Video]Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled

Ukraine's interior ministry announced an investigation into the possible illegal surveillance of the then American ambassador to Kiev, Marie Yovanovitch, following messages contained in documents..

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Florida Agrees To Purchase 20,000 Acres Of Everglades To Safeguard It From Oil Drilling [Video]Florida Agrees To Purchase 20,000 Acres Of Everglades To Safeguard It From Oil Drilling

The state of Florida has reached a land deal with a private real estate firm. The agreement centers around the state agreeing to buy a large swath of sensitive wetlands. The land is located in the..

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs elated over Notorious B.I.G.'s Hall of Fame induction [Video]Sean 'Diddy' Combs elated over Notorious B.I.G.'s Hall of Fame induction

Sean 'Diddy' Combs jumped and yelled in excitement on the streets of Miami, Florida on Wednesday to celebrate the Notorious B.I.G.'s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

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'An impeachment that will last forever': Pelosi [Video]'An impeachment that will last forever': Pelosi

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said 'time has been our friend in all of this because it has yielded incriminating evidence'. She also announced the team of seven Democratic lawmakers and..

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Who Are The Dems Prosecuting Trump? [Video]Who Are The Dems Prosecuting Trump?

Nancy Pelosi has announced the Democrats who will prosecute President Donald Trump's impeachment case. Politico says the Democrats, all congressmen, will be managers of the impeachment case. Who made..

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Democrats add last-minute evidence in impeachment [Video]Democrats add last-minute evidence in impeachment

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday they would include new evidence when they send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate on Wednesday,..

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Democrats Add More Evidence To Trump's Impeachment Trial [Video]Democrats Add More Evidence To Trump's Impeachment Trial

Democrats claims to have new evidence for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The U.S. House of Representatives said they will include it when they send the formal charges to the Senate...

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Trump Criticizes Over Apple's Decision Over Unlocking Gunman's Phone [Video]Trump Criticizes Over Apple's Decision Over Unlocking Gunman's Phone

Apple refused to help the FBI unlock two iPhones used by a gunman in a deadly Florida shooting. According to Business Insider, President Donald Trump criticized Apple over their decision. Trump claimed..

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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence made honorary Miami cops [Video]Will Smith and Martin Lawrence made honorary Miami cops

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have been made honorary police officers and gifted keys to the city of Miami, Florida in celebration of their return to the Bad Boys film franchise.

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Saudis Withdraw 21 Cadets From US After Stabbing Spree [Video]Saudis Withdraw 21 Cadets From US After Stabbing Spree

Saudi Arabia will withdraw 21 cadets receiving military training in the United States. This is following a U.S. investigation into a Saudi officer’s fatal shooting of three Americans. The stabbing..

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No Cheap Trick: Rapper Trick Daddy Arrested For DUI, Cocaine Possession [Video]No Cheap Trick: Rapper Trick Daddy Arrested For DUI, Cocaine Possession

CNN reports rapper Trick Daddy was arrested in Florida on Saturday on a cocaine possession charge. Trick Daddy's real name is Maurice Samuel Young. Local media reports Young appeared to be asleep..

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Texas becomes first state to refuse refugees [Video]Texas becomes first state to refuse refugees

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas on Friday became the first governor in the United States to refuse to accept refugees under an executive order requiring local jurisdictions to actively opt in to the..

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Lower number of shark bites off Florida coast may not be good news. Here's why.

The number of blacktip sharks off Florida's shoreline is down nearly 60 percent from 2011. Researchers say warming waters may be the reason.
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Florida police use kayaks to rescue man trapped under a bridge

A man was rescued by an officer in a kayak in Fort Walton Beach, Florida after police received multiple calls of a man in distress on the water.
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NFL player Antonio Brown granted bail in Florida

NFL free agent Antonio Brown has been granted bail by a Florida judge. Brown is accused of attacking the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. (Jan. 24)  
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'Yappy Hour': Motorworks Brewing in Florida puts shelter dogs on beer cans to help them find forever homes

Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton, Florida, is selling special-edition beer cans with the faces of adoptable dogs. Proceeds go to Shelter Manatee.  
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'Bachelorette' contestant Tyler Gwozdz dies in Florida

Tyler Gwozdz, a psychology graduate student from Boca Raton, Florida, who appeared on the most recent season of "The Bachelorette," has died.
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'Frozen' iguanas seen scattered across Florida after cold snap

"Frozen" iguanas lay immobilized on the ground in Florida after being stunned by cold temperatures.  
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Former Zookeeper Sentenced to 22 Years in Murder-for-Hire Plot

Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, was convicted of trying to hire someone to kill an animal-rights activist in Florida.
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At Florida base, a mix of relief, anxiety in Saudi shooting aftermath

With an FBI investigation underway, Navy security officer David Link still is not allowed to talk about what he saw when a Saudi gunman killed three U.S. sailors at this sprawling Florida naval base..
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The night the iguanas fell: Cold snap chills Florida and now iguana meat is up for sale

Florida weather has been so cold, iguanas are falling from trees. Now, people are selling their meat.
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As Florida weather closes Disney water park and others, social media users gripe about cold

Theme park guests and watchers have been quick to point out the Orlando, Florida, chills on social media.
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Antonio Brown involved in alleged battery incident at his home, police say

The Hollywood (Florida) Police Department on Tuesday confirmed Antonio Brown is a suspect in an alleged battery that took place at his home.
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Florida all-inclusive resort back in business after devastating fire. See inside Bungalows Key Largo

Get hyped, tourists: The Bungalows Key Largo opened for business again in December after a fire left its Beach House structure damaged last spring.
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'Falling iguana' alert issued in Florida due to cold temperatures: 'Don't assume that they're dead'

The National Weather Service in Miami has issued an unofficial warning for falling iguanas tonight due to an unusual cold snap in the Sunshine State.
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Lucky's Market reportedly closing the majority of its stores, including 20 Florida locations

Lucky's Market is closing the majority of its stores, according to media reports and ProgressiveGrocer.com.
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Ex-NFL star Anquan Boldin discusses fatal Florida shooting of cousin Corey Jones in TV ad

Anquan Boldin, in a TV ad that aired during the AFC Championship game, talks about a cousin who was shot and killed by a former police officer.
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It's so cold in Florida that Orlando water parks are closing

Heads up if you're vacationing in Florida this chilly week: Several water parks in Florida are closing due to cold temperatures in the state.
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David Olney dies at 71 after collapsing on stage during a performance

Singer, songwriter David Olney died Saturday night after collapsing on stage at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida.
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After base shooting, Pentagon restricts foreign trainee access to guns

The Pentagon announced on Friday new restrictions on international military students' access to guns on U.S. bases, as well as other measures, after a Saudi officer killed three U.S. sailors at a..
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'It was going for my throat': Florida python hunters wrestle invasive snakes

Thomas Aycock's life flashed before his eyes one night in the Everglades as a 13-foot Burmese python squeezed his arm and a leg in its coils. Aycock, who was trying to bag the snake by himself, still..
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Florida woman who feeds alligators, vultures behind her home forced to pay $53K in fines

The property owners association said the feedings attracted flocks of defecating, vomiting vultures, as well as raccoons, alligators and a bobcat.
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Trump loses almost every matchup with top 2020 Democrats in Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan, polls find

Out of all the matchups with top Democrats in the three swing states Trump only led Buttigieg and Warren in Wisconsin.
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F.B.I. Vows to Notify State Officials of Any Elections Systems Breaches

The change in policy came after an outcry about how federal law enforcement officials handled a Russian hack of two Florida counties’ voter rolls.
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In Iowa and Florida, cheers for Trump.

Pam Bondi, the White House’s in-house impeachment messenger, was a notable administration official Aboard Air Force Two, but when asked, she said she was just tagging along for a ride to her..
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Pentagon to soon resume Saudi training halted after base shooting

The Pentagon said on Thursday it would soon announce a resumption in operational training of Saudi military officers in the United States, suspended after a Saudi officer's fatal shooting of three..
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Retiring 102-year-old, Mississippi's bad dam, snowplow strike: News from around our 50 states

Moms' removal from vacant house highlights homelessness in California, officials try to turn tourists into recovery volunteers in Florida, and more
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Offspring of popular webcam eagles in Florida dies

Video showed the eaglet lying on the bottom of the nest and the eaglet's mother, Harriet, standing over her progeny.
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Florida agrees to buy swath of Everglades to protect it from oil drilling

The state of Florida has reached a deal with a private real estate firm to buy a large swath of environmentally sensitive wetlands in the heart of the Everglades to spare the tract from oil drilling,..
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'Evil and horrendous': Man confesses to killing wife, 3 children and family dog at Florida home, police say

Anthony Todt, 44, was charged with multiple counts of homicide and one count of felony of animal cruelty, Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said.
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Trump to offer new guidance on school prayer amid rift with evangelical magazine

Trump previewed the idea of new school prayer guidance in an remarks to evangelicals in Florida. Students are already permitted to pray in school.
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Nazi Sympathizer Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Kill Hispanics

Eric Lin, who claimed that President Trump would start a “racial war,” sent a barrage of gruesome Facebook messages to a Florida woman.
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A Trump ally cast doubt on whether House Republicans would be on the president’s defense team.

Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida said was possible that some of Mr. Trump’s closest supporters would instead serve in a “consultant” role.
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20-year-old dies, several hurt in Florida crash involving Holy Cross women's rowing team

Vero Beach Police said a 20-year-old woman on the Holy Cross college rowing team was killed after the team van was hit by a truck on Wednesday.
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1 dead, several injured in crash involving Holy Cross rowing team in Florida

One person died and several others were injured Wednesday morning after a van driving a Massachusetts college rowing team was involved in a crash.  
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Who is Val Demings? Impeachment Manager Offers Law Enforcement Experience

Ms. Demings, a relatively junior member of Congress from Florida who had been a police chief, has become a respected questioner on both the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees.
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Trump says Apple refusing to unlock phones used by 'killers, drug dealers'

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Apple Inc has refused to unlock phones used by criminals, in a tweet a day after Trump's attorney general accused the company of not being helpful in an..
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Florida's 'Python Challenge' brings hundreds together for one goal: Catching huge snakes

By Monday morning, 662 people registered for the Florida Python Challenge to hunt invasive snakes in the Everglades.  
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Democratic Super PAC Books First TV Ads in $150 Million Anti-Trump Push

The ad campaign from Priorities USA will begin appearing on television in Wisconsin next month, and in Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan in March.
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Apple rejects claims it did not provide assistance in Pensacola shooting probe

Apple Inc on Monday said it rejects "the characterization that Apple has not provided substantive assistance" in the investigation into a shooting in Pensacola, Florida, last month.
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AP Top Stories January 13 P

Here's the latest for Monday January 13th: U.S. sending Saudi cadets home after Fla. shooting; Snow blankets Pacific Northwest; Calif. sends emergency crews to Puerto Rico and Queen agrees to Harry,..
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Florida educators rally for more school spending

Thousands of school workers from across the state are assembling at Florida's Capitol to rally for more education spending. The 145,000-member Florida Education Association is calling for 10% wage..
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'Shouldn't have to marry a sugar daddy': Teachers, outraged over pay, rally in Florida capital

Florida is 26th in the nation for starting pay for teachers. Teachers rallied in Tallahassee Monday over their salaries and money for schools.
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After Florida killings, Saudis withdraw 21 cadets from United States

Saudi Arabia will withdraw 21 cadets receiving military training in the United States following a U.S. investigation into a Saudi officer's fatal shooting of three Americans at a Florida naval base..
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U.S. ousts 21 Saudi military personnel after Florida killings

Twenty-one Saudi military cadets undergoing U.S. training will be ousted following an investigation into the fatal shooting of three Americans by a Saudi officer at a Florida naval base that U.S...
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U.S. calls shooting by Saudi officer in Florida 'act of terrorism'

The fatal shooting of three Americans by a Saudi Air Force officer at a Florida naval base last month was "an act of terrorism," U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday, adding that 21 Saudi..
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