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Florida: State in the southeastern United States
Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. With a population of over 21 million, Florida is the third-most populous and the 22nd-most extensive of the 50 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. The state's capital is Tallahassee and its most populous municipality is Jacksonville. The Miami metropolitan area, with a population of almost 6.2 million, is the most populous urban area in Florida and the seventh-most populous in the United States. Other urban areas in the state with a population of more than one million are Tampa Bay, Orlando, and Jacksonville. Florida's $1.0 trillion economy is the fourth-largest of any U.S. state, and if it were a country, Florida would be the 16th-largest economy in the world.

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Florida regulators investigating travel company they say is operating illegally [Video]

Florida regulators investigating travel company they say is operating illegally

Following a number of complaints, state regulators are investigating a travel company that they say is operating illegally in Florida.

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Parts of Florida seeing 'blue bump' of senior support as health care tops priorities [Video]

Parts of Florida seeing 'blue bump' of senior support as health care tops priorities

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US elections: High numbers of Americans turn out for early voting [Video]

US elections: High numbers of Americans turn out for early voting

Early voting opened in the key state of Florida and thousands of Americans are turning out to vote.View on euronews

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Heavy voter turnout leads to record-breaking day of early voting in Hillsborough, Pinellas Counties [Video]

Heavy voter turnout leads to record-breaking day of early voting in Hillsborough, Pinellas Counties

Eager voters waited in line to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting in Florida.

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Early voting soars as Biden leads Trump in polls [Video]

Early voting soars as Biden leads Trump in polls

[NFA] Early voting began on Monday in Florida, a battleground state that could decide the Nov. 3 presidential election, while a record 30 million Americans already have cast ballots nationwide with..

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Florida Republicans narrow voter registration gap with Democrats to historic low [Video]

Florida Republicans narrow voter registration gap with Democrats to historic low

Florida Republicans narrow voter registration gap with Democrats to historic low

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Trump barnstorms FL while Biden heads for MI [Video]

Trump barnstorms FL while Biden heads for MI

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump campaigned fiercely in Florida Friday, where he and his challenger are in a statistical dead heat, while Democrat Joe Biden targeted another crucial battleground..

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The Silent Campaign: How Florida lawyers are gearing up for election fight [Video]

The Silent Campaign: How Florida lawyers are gearing up for election fight

With less than three weeks until the election, both parties are mounting forces on the ground hired, if necessary, to wage a war behind the scenes come election day. Investigative Reporter Katie..

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Hope Hicks shares stage with Trump after virus bouts [Video]

Hope Hicks shares stage with Trump after virus bouts

"We can share a microphone now," White House adviser Hope Hicks said after President Donald Trump invited her on stage in Ocala, Florida on Friday after the two recovered from the coronavirus.

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Local doctor optimistic Florida sunshine could help us avoid the COVID-19 surge hitting the Midwest [Video]

Local doctor optimistic Florida sunshine could help us avoid the COVID-19 surge hitting the Midwest

Seasons are changing, and for many in the U.S. they're headed indoors. But not here in Florida. Our weather is cooling down, and people are headed back outside.

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Trump: NBC's Guthrie was 'going crazy' [Video]

Trump: NBC's Guthrie was 'going crazy'

Speaking to seniors in Fort Myers, Florida on Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump described his town hall the night before moderated by NBC's Savannah Guthrie as "another night in paradise" and..

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Florida deputy caught on bodycam video saving man choking on sandwich [Video]

Florida deputy caught on bodycam video saving man choking on sandwich

A Hillsborough County deputy saved a man from choking on a sandwich in Tampa on Tuesday.

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This is the U.S. campaign, on Israeli streets [Video]

This is the U.S. campaign, on Israeli streets

"You have to thank Trump" posters in Hebrew suddenly started appearing on minibuses in Tel Aviv this week, as Republican ads brought the race for the White House onto the streets of Israel. Democrats..

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Candidates on police reform in Florida [Video]

Candidates on police reform in Florida

Joe St. George breaks down the candidates’ positions regarding how they would deal with police in our state.

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Explore Florida's history at Tampa Bay History Center | Taste and See Tampa Bay [Video]

Explore Florida's history at Tampa Bay History Center | Taste and See Tampa Bay

From adventurous pirates to Florida's first people, Tampa Bay History Center offers a look into the Sunshine State's 12,000 year history.

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Trump and Biden to headline dueling town halls [Video]

Trump and Biden to headline dueling town halls

[NFA] The two U.S. presidential candidates will field questions from voters in two different televised events at the same time, in a slot that was meant to hold their second presidential debate. This..

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John Cena reportedly marries in Florida [Video]

John Cena reportedly marries in Florida

Wrestler and actor John Cena has reportedly quietly married his fiancee, Shay Shariatzadeh, in Florida.

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UPS damages painting shipped from Florida by grieving mom of artist [Video]

UPS damages painting shipped from Florida by grieving mom of artist

UPS damages painting shipped from Florida by grieving mom of artist

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Donald Trump and Joe Biden ramp up campaigning in Florida, appeal to older voters [Video]

Donald Trump and Joe Biden ramp up campaigning in Florida, appeal to older voters

Donald Trump and Joe Biden ramp up campaigning in Florida, appeal to older voters

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How will COVID-19 impact the flu in Florida? [Video]

How will COVID-19 impact the flu in Florida?

How will COVID-19 impact the flu in Florida?

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Amid record early votes, a battle over ballots [Video]

Amid record early votes, a battle over ballots

[NFA] Fears of contracting the novel coronavirus have pushed Americans to cast over ten million early votes in the 2020 election, and Republicans and Democrats are locked in a battle over those..

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