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Florida: State of the United States of America
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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Trayvon Martin's mother to run for local office

The mother of the unarmed black teen who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012 has formally announced her candidacy to run for local office. (May 20)
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Mets' Yoenis Cespedes suffers ankle fractures while on his ranch

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, already rehabbing from heel surgery, suffered ankle fractures in a fall on his ranch in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
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Videos for Florida

Trayvon Martin's Mother Sybrina Fulton Is Running For Political Office In Florida [Video]Trayvon Martin's Mother Sybrina Fulton Is Running For Political Office In Florida

The mother of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, is running for political office in Florida, seven years after her son’s death. Trayvon was gunned down by George Zimmerman in Florida, sparking national..

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DHS chief says migrants will not be sent to Florida [Video]DHS chief says migrants will not be sent to Florida

Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan says the Trump administration does not plan to send migrants to Florida after reports of such a proposal caused a stir among local and state..

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Trump Administration Says It Won't Send Migrants To Florida [Video]Trump Administration Says It Won't Send Migrants To Florida

Business Insider reports Customs and Border Patrol officials said they have no plans to send migrant families to Florida, after state officials announced that President Donald Trump's administration..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:01Published

Giant Invasive Lizard Finally Captured in Florida [Video]Giant Invasive Lizard Finally Captured in Florida

Wildlife officials have finally captured a large, invasive Asian water monitor that had been running loose in the Florida Keys for more than a year. The Asian water monitor lizard measured 5 feet, 2..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Mar-a-Lago Business Made Less Money In 2018 Than 2017 [Video]Mar-a-Lago Business Made Less Money In 2018 Than 2017

President Donald Trump often visits his Mar-a-Lago resort but it doesn't seem to be helping business. According to Politico, the Florida estate made $22 million in revenue in 2018, almost $3 million..

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President Donald Trump Took Out New Mortgage On Florida Property [Video]President Donald Trump Took Out New Mortgage On Florida Property

The Office of Government Ethics recently released new financial disclosures about President Donald Trump. The disclosure revealed that Trump obtained a new 30-year mortgage in 2018. According to..

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Humanoid robot walks tightrope-like walkway [Video]Humanoid robot walks tightrope-like walkway

A step in the right direction - U.S. institute shows humanoid robot navigating its way across a narrow walkway. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Clash with NRA energizes doctors' push for gun laws [Video]Clash with NRA energizes doctors' push for gun laws

A recent clash with the National Rifle Association (NRA) has shown some doctors who treat gunshot victims a way to heal their own trauma: through activism against gun violence. Chris Dignam has more.

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Injured tortoise gets custom wheelchair just like his dog pal [Video]Injured tortoise gets custom wheelchair just like his dog pal

A tortoise is back on the move with a custom wheelchair after being run over by a digger in Florida, which left him with his back legs paralysed.

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Why Governor Won't Say Which Of Florida's Counties Got Hacked By The Russians [Video]Why Governor Won't Say Which Of Florida's Counties Got Hacked By The Russians

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that Russian hackers breached the election systems of two Florida counties back in 2016. As for which counties, however, he wouldn’t, or couldn’t, say. I’m..

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Lawsuit States Tiger Woods Is Responsible For Employee Death [Video]Lawsuit States Tiger Woods Is Responsible For Employee Death

According to Business Insider, "Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit... Woods is the owner and Herman the general manager of the golfer's flagship..

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Shooting Near Trump Resort, 1 Dead, 2 Injured [Video]Shooting Near Trump Resort, 1 Dead, 2 Injured

According to Newser Police are investigating a shooting near one of President Trump's resorts in Florida that left one person dead and two others injured. Miami Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta..

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What Are The Qualifications For The 2020 Democratic Debates? [Video]What Are The Qualifications For The 2020 Democratic Debates?

The first DNC 2020 Debates are June 6 & 7 in Miami, Florida. How can candidates qualify for the debates? One option: breaking 1 percent in three polls from pollsters approved by the Democratic National..

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Watch: Alligator captured near school bus stop in Florida [Video]Watch: Alligator captured near school bus stop in Florida

Police in Florida helped capture an alligator spotted near a school bus stop in Golden Gate, Florida on May 9.

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Trump's Jokes After Supporter Yells Out To Shoot Migrants Crossing Border [Video]Trump's Jokes After Supporter Yells Out To Shoot Migrants Crossing Border

During President Trump's Florida rally a supporter yelled something crass about migrants. According to Business Insider, he said migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border should be shot. This came after..

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Donald Trump mocks Democrat rivals during rally [Video]Donald Trump mocks Democrat rivals during rally

US President Donald Trump has taken aim at his Democrat rivals Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg during a rally in Panama City, Florida.

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Trump says China Trump says China "broke the deal" in trade talks at rally

President Donald Trump said that China "broke the deal" in trade talks with Washington and would face stiff tariffs if no agreement is reached during a campaign rally in Florida. Rough cut - no..

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Trump calls Mueller report a Trump calls Mueller report a "witch hunt" at campaign rally

U.S. President Donald Trump called the Mueller report a "witch hunt" during a campaign rally in Panama City, Florida. Rough cut - no reporter nara

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Boeing 737 Slides Of Runway In Russia During Snowstorm [Video]Boeing 737 Slides Of Runway In Russia During Snowstorm

Reuters reports A Boeing 737-800 passenger jet operated by Russia’s NordStar carrier slid off a runway as it landed on Monday in a heavy snowstorm in the Russian city of Norilsk with 101 passengers..

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Boeing Jet Skids Off Runway Into River In Florida [Video]Boeing Jet Skids Off Runway Into River In Florida

A team of 16 investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board is being sent to Jacksonville, Florida. That's where a Boeing 737 jet slid of the runway Friday night into the St Johns River...

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Investigation Begins Into Boeing 737 That Slid Off Runway Into River [Video]Investigation Begins Into Boeing 737 That Slid Off Runway Into River

Reuters reports a team of 16 federal investigators travelled to Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday to investigate why a Boeing jetliner with 143 people on board slid from a runway into a shallow river..

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Plane crashes into Florida river [Video]Plane crashes into Florida river

A charter plane carrying 143 people has ended up in a Florida river at the end of a runway, though no critical injuries or deaths were reported.

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Boeing 737 Falls Into Jacksonville, Florida River [Video]Boeing 737 Falls Into Jacksonville, Florida River

CNN reports that a Boeing 737 plane, coming from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba with 143 people aboard, slid off the runway into St. Johns River in Florida. No fatalities have been reported. All 136 people and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Boeing 737 slides off runway into Florida river, no fatalities [Video]Boeing 737 slides off runway into Florida river, no fatalities

A Boeing jetliner with 143 people aboard from the U.S. outpost at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, slid off a runway into a shallow river in Florida on Friday, while attempting to land at a military base there..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Boeing 737 slides off runway into Florida river, 21 hurt [Video]Boeing 737 slides off runway into Florida river, 21 hurt

A Boeing jetliner with 143 people aboard from the U.S. outpost at Guantanamo Bay slid off a runway during a thunderstorm into a shallow river in Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday. Rough cut (no reporter..

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Trayvon Martin’s Mother, Sybrina Fulton, Is Running for Office in Florida

Ms. Fulton became an activist after her son was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012.
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Trump administration drops plan to send migrants from southern border to Florida, elsewhere

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan acknowledged that federal officials did alert local leaders of the possibility of sending migrants.
USATODAY.com - Published

Acting DHS chief says administration won't send migrants to Florida

The Trump administration is standing firm on its immigration policies Sunday. Edward Wong, a diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times, joins CBSN to discuss how the Department of Homeland..
CBS News - Published

These dogs helped Parkland students cope with tragedy. They got their own yearbook page

The 2019 yearbook of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, includes the photos of more than a dozen therapy and service dogs.
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Florida law arming teachers might backfire — mass shooting victims have seen it happen

Florida's new law allowing classroom teachers to carry guns requires training and a psychological test. Could previous mass shooters have passed?
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Migrants being flown to other cities from the border

Florida's Gov. Ron DeSantis said he'll fight plans by the Trump administration to fly migrants from the Mexican border to his state. Migrants are already being flown to at least one other state. Nikki..
CBS News - Published

Kraft's prosecutors appeal block of massage parlor video

Florida prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to block them from using video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor
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Tesla stock drops after a report that Autopilot was engaged during a deadly crash in Florida

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tesla's Autopilot system was active when a driver was killed in during a 2018 crash in Florida.
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Trump admin. may send migrants to Democratic strongholds in Florida

Hundreds of detained migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border may soon find themselves in South Florida. A Trump administration plan would move as many as 1,000 migrants per month to Broward and Palm..
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener at 8: Expected plan to move migrants to Florida

A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
CBS News - Published

Expected plan to move migrants to Florida an unwelcome surprise for local officials

The Trump administration is apparently planning to move hundreds of undocumented immigrants to south Florida. Local officials in Broward and Palm Beach Counties say they have been told to expect plane..
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: Fighter jet crashes through California warehouse

A fighter jet crashes into a Southern California warehouse near a busy freeway. Also, the Trump administration is apparently planning to move hundreds of undocumented immigrants from Texas to Florida...
CBS News - Published

'A very high bar': Lawsuit against Tiger Woods faces stiff challenge because of Florida's 'habitual drunkard' law

A Florida law requiring proof that a "habitual drunkard'' was knowingly served alcohol is at the heart of the lawsuit against Tiger Woods and his bar.
USATODAY.com - Published

Emergency rush hour landing on Florida highway

A small airplane made an emergency landing on a Florida highway ramp during rush hour and crashed into a car. News outlets report the plane landed on an Interstate 4 on-ramp just north of Orlando...
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Florida officials brace for immigrant influx from Texas border

Local leaders demand more information and support from federal government after being told 1,000 immigrants will be flown their way
CBS News - Published

F.B.I. to Florida Lawmakers: You Were Hacked by Russians, but Don’t Tell Voters

Republican and Democratic lawmakers harshly criticized the F.B.I. for declining to publicly identify the two Florida counties that Russian hackers breached in 2016.
NYTimes.com - Published

'Water is what's killing people': Hurricanes could cause catastrophic flooding in Florida

Floodwater forecasts and warnings are rising to the forefront among emergency managers across the Southeast.
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Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer: NTSB

Tesla Model 3 involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida on March 1 was operating on the company's semi-autonomous Autopilot system
CBS News - Published

Kodak Black pleads not guilty to weapons charges

In the weapons case, an indictment says Black on two occasions falsely filled out federal forms to buy weapons in Florida
CBS News - Published

Sparks re-sign Riquna Williams, who faces assault charges

The Los Angeles Sparks re-signed free agent Riquna Williams, who is facing assault charges after fight with her ex-girlfriend at a Florida home
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'Lock the doors': Comedian's 'Middle Eastern' joke at Florida comedy club prompts 911 call

Comedian Ahmed Ahmed says he's no terrorist, and the Off The Hook Comedy Club in Naples is welcoming him back for an encore performance.
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Tiger Woods lawsuit: Parents allege his restaurant destroyed evidence

The parents of a drunk driver who crashed his car and died last December are suing Tiger Woods and his girlfriend over their son's death. Nick Immesberger was a bartender at Woods' flagship restaurant..
CBS News - Published

Body of missing woman found in discarded freezer

The freezer had been removed from the Hollywood, Florida apartment of a man who also died mysteriously, police say
CBS News - Published

Russians Hacked Voter Systems in 2 Florida Counties. But Which Ones?

Gov. Ron DeSantis said he was sworn to secrecy by the F.B.I. and cannot publicly reveal which Florida counties were hacked during the 2016 election.
NYTimes.com - Published

Governor confirms Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties

The governor said elections officials in those counties are aware of the intrusions.
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DeSantis says Russians accessed Florida voting databases in 2016

Former Florida Gov. Rick Scott, now a senator, was not aware of the hacking in his state while he was governor
CBS News - Published

Cowboys' Tyrone Crawford pleads not guilty to misdemeanor charge of unlawful assembly in Florida, per court records

Tyrone Crawford pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unlawful assembly, court records show. The charge stems from a March 15 bar fight in Panama City Beach, Fla.
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Florida man uses 'Matrix' move to avoid bugs

It's lovebug season, and this Florida man shows us the steps to avoid invasions of the mating bug.
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Lawmakers seek investigation of shelter for migrant children

Three Florida congresswomen want an inspector general to look into a massive contract received by Comprehensive Health Services
CBS News - Published

Great whites spotted off Ga., Fla. S.C. and N.C.

A total of four great white sharks have been tracked off the coasts of the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.
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Great white sharks have been spotted off the coasts of Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas

A total of four great white sharks have been tracked off the coasts of the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.
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Massage parlor footage of Patriots owner suppressed in Florida case

Hidden-camera footage of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft at a Florida massage parlor cannot be used as evidence in his trial on charges of soliciting prostitution, a judge ruled on Monday in a..
Reuters - Published

Tiger Woods faces wrongful death lawsuit brought by parents of restaurant employee

Tiger Woods and the GM of his Jupiter, Florida, restaurant face a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a bartender who died in a car crash.
USATODAY.com - Published

Florida teen severely burned in New Year’s Eve bonfire dies

Layne Chesney has died, more than 16 months after being severely burned.
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Rapper NBA Youngboy and crew shot at in Miami, one person killed: Reports

One person has died and at least one other was injured in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, on Sunday in what local media said is an incident involving rapper NBA Youngboy.
USATODAY.com - Published

1 dead, 2 hurt in shooting near Fla. Trump resort

The Miami Police Department is investigating a shooting that resulted in the death of one person and injuries to two others at the Trump International.
USATODAY.com - Published

Florida teen dies after fighting 16 months to recover from burns covering 95% of her body

Leigh Ann Wirz Chesney, Layne's mother said the teen died from organ failure Friday morning. She was 16 years old.
USATODAY.com - Published

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