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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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East Coast Greenway: Hike or bike your way from Maine to Florida

The 3,000-mile East Coast Greenway connects biking and walking paths and will eventually create a park from Maine to Florida.
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Orlando airport officials in Florida sue Melbourne airport for using 'Orlando' in its name

The lawsuit asks the court to bar Melbourne's aviation board from using "Orlando" in its airport's name, advertising or promotional materials.
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Videos for Florida

Trump says Islamic State wiped out in Syria [Video]Trump says Islamic State wiped out in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday held up a map that he said showed that Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria as of "last night". Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Mailing Bombs to Democrats [Video]Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Mailing Bombs to Democrats

​In November, over a dozen bombs were mailed to several prominent Democrats and CNN offices.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Mail bomb suspect Sayoc pleads guilty [Video]Mail bomb suspect Sayoc pleads guilty

A Florida man pleaded guilty on Thursday to using weapons of mass destruction and other crimes in connection with mailing explosives to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Neo-Nazi Allegedly Kidnapped, Raped Black Woman At Gunpoint In Florida [Video]Neo-Nazi Allegedly Kidnapped, Raped Black Woman At Gunpoint In Florida

A 37-year-old Florida man with known ties to a neo-Nazi organization allegedly kidnapped a black woman and raped her. Joshua Edwards, a member of the Aryan Nation, was arrested on March 19, in Escambia..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 01:13Published

Trump Wants Bob Kraft At White House [Video]Trump Wants Bob Kraft At White House

Even after New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft was caught up in a Florida prostitution sting last month, President Donald Trump still wants him to join his players at the White House this spring for a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Congress Considers Overhaul Of Flood Insurance Program [Video]Congress Considers Overhaul Of Flood Insurance Program

As parts of the Midwest recover from historic flooding, Congress is debating the reauthorization of a government run flood insurance program.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

Robert Kraft Files Protective Order To Prevent Videos To Be Released [Video]Robert Kraft Files Protective Order To Prevent Videos To Be Released

According to Deadspin, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has filed a request for a protective order to keep videos of him engaged in sex acts from being released. Florida state policy allows for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Natural Gas Prices Fall To Record Low In Texas After Equipment Failure [Video]Natural Gas Prices Fall To Record Low In Texas After Equipment Failure

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, natural gas prices at the Waha hub in West Texas plunged to record lows due to an equipment failure in New Mexico that stranded gas in the Permian basin...

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Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Offered Deal To Dodge Prosecution [Video]Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Offered Deal To Dodge Prosecution

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, prosecutors said that the owner of the New England Patriots could avoid prosecution on charges of soliciting prostitution in Florida if he agrees to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Robert Kraft Can Get Charges Dropped If He Says He's Guilty [Video]Robert Kraft Can Get Charges Dropped If He Says He's Guilty

Deadspin reports Florida prosecutors have offered to drop ttje charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft if he admits he would’ve been found guilty had the case gone to trial. According to the Wall..

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Prosecutors Offer To Drop Prostitution Charges Against Robert Kraft [Video]Prosecutors Offer To Drop Prostitution Charges Against Robert Kraft

According to a report by Business Insider, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, as well as other defendants charged in a Florida prostitution scandal, may have charges dropped as part of a deal...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:01Published

Report: Prosecutors Offer to Drop Charges Against Robert Kraft in Potential Deal [Video]Report: Prosecutors Offer to Drop Charges Against Robert Kraft in Potential Deal

Florida prosecutors have offered to drop charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft but that would require him to admit he would have been proven guilty at trial, reports the Wall Street Journal's..

Credit: Sports Illustrated     Duration: 00:30Published

Dems target massage parlor owner linked to Trump [Video]Dems target massage parlor owner linked to Trump

Democratic congressional leaders have asked the FBI to investigate the founder of a Florida massage parlor chain who is an alleged acquaintance of President Donald Trump, according to a letter released..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Democrats Question Trump's Ties to Florida Massage Parlors [Video]Democrats Question Trump's Ties to Florida Massage Parlors

Top Democrats want to know if Li "Cindy" Yang ever tried to sell foreign clients special access to President Trump.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Fidelity National buys Worldpay for $35 billion [Video]Fidelity National buys Worldpay for $35 billion

Fidelity National Information Services is buying Worldpay for about $35 billion. As Fred Katayama reports, it's the biggest deal ever in the fast-consolidating world of electronic payments.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Hung Jury In Attempted Manslaughter Trial For Florida Officer [Video]Hung Jury In Attempted Manslaughter Trial For Florida Officer

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, a hung jury was declared in the attempted manslaughter trial of a Florida policeman charged in the shooting and wounding of the caretaker for a mentally ill..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

FIFA votes for new Club World Cup [Video]FIFA votes for new Club World Cup

FIFA will go ahead with a new 24-team club World Cup starting in 2021

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:36Published

O'Rourke Secures Major Endorsements [Video]O'Rourke Secures Major Endorsements

Business Insider reports former congressman Beto O'Rourke has secured multiple endorsements on the first day of his candidacy. She got endorsements from several high-profile lawmakers whom do not hail..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Fla. Lawmakers Vote To End Ban On Smokable Medical Marijuana [Video]Fla. Lawmakers Vote To End Ban On Smokable Medical Marijuana

Florida legislators have voted to end a previous ban on smokable medical marijuana.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Trump says he's 'in no rush' to reach a trade deal with China [Video]Trump says he's 'in no rush' to reach a trade deal with China

U.S. President Donald Trump says he's in no rush to complete a trade pact with China and insists that any deal include protection for intellectual property, a major sticking point between the two sides..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Zinke Cleared of Pennsylvania Election Influence Allegations [Video]Zinke Cleared of Pennsylvania Election Influence Allegations

A government ethics watchdog has cleared Ryan Zinke of allegations he used government resources to influence a Pennsylvania special election.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Woods' neck Woods' neck "not painful" ahead of Players Championship

Heading into this week's Players Championship, the former world number one golfer Tiger Woods said at a news conference on Tuesday that, after withdrawing from last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational..

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Woods says neck Woods says neck "not painful" ahead of Players Championship

Heading into this week's Players Championship, the former world number one golfer Tiger Woods said at a news conference on Tuesday that, after withdrawing from last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

 

South Florida sees a boom in Russian ‘birth tourists’

Pregnant Russian women pay anywhere from $20,000 to sometimes more than $50,000 to brokers who arrange their travel documents, accommodations and hospital stays, often in Florida.
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Florida school district investigating Stoneman Douglas principal

Ty Thompson will continue to have a role on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's campus
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In rare photo, crocodile suns itself with alligator at Florida golf course

The female crocodile, who the golf course maintenance team named "Fred," was once spotted resting on an alligator's tale at Sanibel Island Golf Club.
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I moved my kids from Florida to New Zealand, only to need to explain mass shootings anyway

I thought I could buffer my kids from the violence in the US, but now hate was here, too. So we invited our children into the fight to overcome evil.
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Florida man challenge: Here's why there are so many crazy crime stories from Florida

There's no simple explanation, experts say. The state's laws have something to do with it. But also to blame: "a general craziness here."
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'They take your money ... dreams and hopes': Florida woman charged in adoption scam

Throughout Florida, people have preyed on the emotions and pocketbooks of couples and single people looking to adopt.
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Man charged with sending bombs to Trump critics pleads guilty

A Florida man pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal charges in connection with the mailing of bombs to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald Trump.
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This is why everyone is Googling 'Florida man' and their birthday

What 'Florida man' headline comes up for your birthday? People are Googling it to find out in the Florida Man Challenge.
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Florida man takes over the internet

The sunshine state is full of bizarre stories. These are our favorite Florida Man stories.
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Florida man who sent pipe bombs to media, Trump critics set to plead guilty

Cesar Sayoc is scheduled to enter the plea in Manhattan federal court
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Florida man charged with bludgeoning crew member to death on commercial fishing boat

Charges of second-degree murder were filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Fort Myers against Casey Lowell Hickok, 32, of Copeland, Florida
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Ex-spa owner Yang denies working as Chinese spy selling access to Trump in first interview

The former owner of a Florida spa named in a human trafficking investigation refuted reports about selling access to President Donald Trump on NBC.
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‘Florida Is Tired of Being a Cheap Date’: Andrew Gillum Wants to Help Democrats Win in 2020

In an interview, the former mayor and rising Democratic star confirms he’s not running for president, and outlines his plans to mobilize Florida voters for the election.
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Minor league team will break weird laws every inning on 'Florida Man Night'

The Miami Marlins' Class AA affiliate says the event will feature a "weird Florida law" being broken every single inning on July 26.
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Andrew Gillum announces creation of voter registration PAC

Former Tallahassee mayor announced he will be launching a voter registration initiative in Florida to help Democrats win the state in 2020 and "evict Donald Trump" from the White House
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Smokable medical marijuana is now legal in Florida, but state agency slow to OK sales

Cannabis providers in Florida are waiting for state regulators to allow them to begin sales of smokable medical marijuana.
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered plea deal in prostitution case

Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor. The Palm Beach State Attorney's Office..
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Patriots owner Kraft can avoid prosecution in Florida prostitution sting: prosecutors

The owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots could be spared prosecution on charges of soliciting prostitution in Florida if he agrees to community service and other obligations, a..
Reuters - Published

Planespotters' paradise: Miami's eclectic airline lineup

More than 100 passenger and cargo carriers fly from the Florida hub, more than any other U.S. airport. See some of the more eclectic ones in this gallery.
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Smoking medical marijuana becomes legal in Florida

Florida health department must create guidelines for doctors who are planning to prescribe smokable medical marijuana, which may create delays for some patients
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Armless crucifix, Lou Reed, moon rocks: News from around our 50 states

Alabama teen brings home gold in Special Olympics, Florida lawmaker looks to move state capital, and more
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‘Be Weak & Die!’ Seeking Clues Behind Trump’s Weekend Twitter Barrage

The profusion of more than 50 tweets, which stoked new tensions and nursed past grievances, came as the president was largely idle and skipped his regular weekend trip to his Florida estate.
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Florida's Hudson welcomes NCAA game vs Nevada's Martin twins

NCAA Tournament provides high-stakes rubber match for Florida's Jalen Hudson and Nevada's Caleb and Cody Martin
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Texas A&M-Commerce football players shot, wounded in Florida

Authorities say two Texas A&M University-Commerce football players are recovering in a Florida hospital after being shot during a robbery
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Boy in wheelchair gets personalized "promposal"

A special needs high school student from Florida was ecstatic when a classmate surprised him with a personalized "promposal" that incorporated his love of recycling.
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10 best beaches in Florida

Looking for the perfect beach? We've got you covered with these 10 best beaches in Florida.
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Democrats Ask F.B.I. to Investigate Florida Woman Suspected of Selling Access to Trump

The Democrats said that reports about Cindy Yang raised “serious counterintelligence concerns” about access to Mr. Trump’s Florida estate, as well as about campaign finance violations.
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She Extols Trump, Guns and the Chinese Communist Party Line

Cindy Yang once owned the Florida massage parlor where Robert Kraft was arrested in a prostitution sting. Now she promises access to the president and raises money for him.
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Hung jury declared in Florida officer's attempted manslaughter trial

A hung jury was declared on Friday in the attempted manslaughter trial of a Florida policeman charged in the shooting of an unarmed black caretaker for a mentally ill man who was holding a toy truck..
Reuters - Published

Florida woman embezzles $60K from new job while on probation for embezzling from old job

Linda Hanford, 52, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for organized fraud and violation of probation.
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Florida hits 3 with second left to upset No. 9 LSU 76-73

Andrew Nembhard hit a 3-pointer with a second left, and Florida rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half to upset ninth-ranked LSU 76-73 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament..
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Florida ends skid, beats Arkansas 66-50 in SEC Tournament

Florida snaps 4-game skid, boosts postseason profile by beating Arkansas 66-50 in SEC Tournament
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Acting mayor of Florida town arrested just weeks after previous mayor's arrest

In less than a month, a Fla. city has seen two of its mayors arrested. The interim mayor tried to interfere in the investigation of the previous one.
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Florida Surgeon Resigns Over Instagram Photos of Transgender Patients’ Genitals

“The purpose really was to be educational with it, but it went awry,” Dr. Christopher Salgado said.
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Florida teen kills herself at school

A 17-year-old student killed herself at an Orlando-area high school after excusing herself from class Wednesday morning, investigators say. The student shot herself with a handgun at Lake Mary High..
CBS News - Published

NCAA tournament bubble tracker: What the first four teams out need before Selection Sunday

Florida, Alabama, Indiana and N.C. State all have work to do and could benefit from other bubble teams stumbling with at-large bid hopes on the line.
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The Players Championship: Round 1 tee times, pairings, TV and radio information

What you need to know to get ready for the first round of The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
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Florida woman charged with shooting boyfriend with shotgun over his loud snoring

Lorie Morin faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery.
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Florida mayor announces exploratory committee for president

Miramar, Florida, Mayor Wayne Messam announced on Wednesday he was launching an exploratory committee for president in 2020.
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