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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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Florida city to pay hackers big ransom for seized computer systems

Lake City to fork out $460,000 to retake email and other servers in 2nd ransomware payout by a Florida city in a week
CBS News - Published

Florida cracks down on plastic surgery centers, becoming among toughest states

Law signed Tuesday makes Florida one of the strictest places for clinics that offer cosmetic procedures
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Videos for Florida

Democrats urge funding to support migrant children [Video]Democrats urge funding to support migrant children

Democratic lawmakers Brenda Lawrence of Michigan, Darren Soto of Florida and Tony Cardenas of California said Tuesday that funding must be provided to aid migrant children in detention at the border.

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SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy [Video]SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy

New York (CNN Business)A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, the most powerful launch vehicle in the world, is standing on a pad in Florida ready to make the "most difficult launch" the rocket company has ever..

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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Launches Into Space [Video]SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Launches Into Space

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket lit up the Florida sky early Tuesday local time as it roared into space at the beginning of a six-hour mission described by CEO Elon Musk as the company’s “most..

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SpaceX rocket booster misses its 'most challenging landing' [Video]SpaceX rocket booster misses its 'most challenging landing'

A SpaceX rocket booster narrowly missed its landing early Tuesday morning, after a successful launch of the Falcon Heavy. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket with 24 satellites [Video]SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket with 24 satellites

The rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, in what Elon Musk's rocket company called one of the most difficult launches it has attempted. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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NFL Star Le’Veon Bell Says 2 Women Stole All Of His Jewelry [Video]NFL Star Le’Veon Bell Says 2 Women Stole All Of His Jewelry

Business Insider reports New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell has accused two women of stealing half a million dollars worth of money, jewelry, and clothes from him. TMZ released the audio..

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Florida state trooper injured after being dragged along ground during traffic stop [Video]Florida state trooper injured after being dragged along ground during traffic stop

A man has been arrested on attempted murder charges for dragging a Florida state trooper around 30 metres with a car during a traffic stop, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

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Trump's Spiritual Adviser Leads Opening Prayer At Florida Rally [Video]Trump's Spiritual Adviser Leads Opening Prayer At Florida Rally

President Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser Paula White was present during his 2020 reelection rally. According to Business Insider, White led the opening prayer at the packed Florida stadium. She..

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US Navy says mine pieces suggest Iranian origin [Video]US Navy says mine pieces suggest Iranian origin

The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and..

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Senator Marco Rubio Mocks Journalist For Noticing His Presence At Trump Rally [Video]Senator Marco Rubio Mocks Journalist For Noticing His Presence At Trump Rally

Sen. Marco Rubio was spotted at President Donald Trump’s kickoff rally in Orlando, Florida. A reporter posted a tweet saying it was strange to see Rubio “smiling and chucking” at the rally. Rubio..

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Trump Raised Over $1 Million Per Hour On Day Of Re-election Campaign Kickoff [Video]Trump Raised Over $1 Million Per Hour On Day Of Re-election Campaign Kickoff

President Donald Trump raised over $1 million per hour and $28.4 million total on June 18, the day of his re-election campaign kick-off, according to Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh. While Trump..

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Trump Launches 2020 Campaign [Video]Trump Launches 2020 Campaign

On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his re-election campaign with a rally in Orlando, Florida. Trump's stump speech conspicuously lacked concrete policy rollouts or a 2020..

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President Trump kicks off 2020 campaign at Orlando rally [Video]President Trump kicks off 2020 campaign at Orlando rally

US President Donald Trump launches his re-election campaign in front of thousands at at the Amway Centre in Orlando, Florida.

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Trump Kicks Off 2020 Re-election Campaign In Florida [Video]Trump Kicks Off 2020 Re-election Campaign In Florida

President Donald Trump began his re-election campaign in Orlando, Florida with a large rally. In his speech he criticized the press, moched Democrats and highlighted his achievements. While people..

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Trump slams Mueller inquiry, media at 2020 kickoff [Video]Trump slams Mueller inquiry, media at 2020 kickoff

President Donald Trump formally launches his 2020 re-election campaign by presenting himself as the same political insurgent who shook up the Washington establishment four years ago and who is now a..

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Trump Set to Launch Re-Election Campaign In Battleground State of Florida [Video]Trump Set to Launch Re-Election Campaign In Battleground State of Florida

According to Reuters, President Donald Trump on Tuesday formally launches what may be an uphill battle to persuade voters to give him four more years in office. At an evening rally in Orlando, Florida,..

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Donald Trump Continues To Gather Large Crowds Of Supporters [Video]Donald Trump Continues To Gather Large Crowds Of Supporters

Thousands of people gathered in Orlando, Florida to kick of President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign. Trump wrote about it on Twitter, saying that “Republican enthusiasm” was “at an all time..

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Trump Says An Immigration Roundup Will Begin Next Week [Video]Trump Says An Immigration Roundup Will Begin Next Week

According to Reuters, President Donald Trump announced that an immigration roundup will start next week, but provided no details about his latest planned action. Trump made the announcement to..

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President Trump President Trump "Does Not Want War" With Iran

Reuters reports Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that the United States does not want the current conflict with Iran to escalate. Pompeo told reporters at MacDill Air Force Base in..

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Trump Trump "does not want war" with Iran: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says President Trump wants to deter aggression with Iran adding he "does not want war." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump Reportedly Plans On Live-Tweeting Next Week's Democratic Primary Debates [Video]Trump Reportedly Plans On Live-Tweeting Next Week's Democratic Primary Debates

Despite the objections of his advisers, President Donald Trump is "tentatively" planning on live-tweeting next week's Democratic primary debates. While Trump advisers say he is currently planning on..

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Harvard rescinds admission for Parkland survivor [Video]Harvard rescinds admission for Parkland survivor

Kyle Kashuv, a survivor of the Parkland mass shooting, says Harvard University has rescinded its offer of admission over his past use of racial slurs. Linda So reports.

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Trump fans line up for re-election rally [Video]Trump fans line up for re-election rally

Trump supporters were lining up outside the Amway Center in Orlando early Tuesday, in hopes of getting a ticket to see the president kick off his 2020 re-election campaign. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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Snake ‘Hitchhikes’ From Florida to Hawaii In A Backpack [Video]Snake ‘Hitchhikes’ From Florida to Hawaii In A Backpack

Geek.com reports a snake “hitchhiked” from Florida to Hawaii in a man’s backpack. Amazingly, the snake remained unnoticed until it arrived at its final destination in Maui. The small black racer..

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Watch your litter: Florida gator caught eating plastic at wildlife refuge

A beautiful Sunday at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge turned sour when an alligator was caught on video swallowing a large plastic item.
USATODAY.com - Published

She Turned Over Her Husband’s Guns After His Arrest. The Police Charged Her.

A Florida woman took two guns from her estranged husband’s apartment after he was arrested on a domestic violence charge. The police said that her actions were “armed burglary.”
NYTimes.com - Published

Tiger Woods no longer a defendant in wrongful death lawsuit

The golfer had originally been named as a defendant along with his girlfriend and Florida restaurant
CBS News - Published

Whiskey webs, alien abductions, goldfish invasion: News from around our 50 states

Effort to clean Great Pacific Garbage Patch relaunches from California, woman’s arrest for turning in guns sets off debate in Florida, and more
USATODAY.com - Published

A Florida woman turned in her husband's guns after his domestic violence arrest. Police arrested her for theft

Courtney Irby was charged with grand theft and armed burglary for turning in her husband's guns while he was in jail for domestic violence.
USATODAY.com - Published

CBSN "Local Matters": the battle over citizen ballot initiatives

Republicans have also sought to limit direct democracy ballot initiatives in other states, too, including Florida and Utah
CBS News - Published

Driver mixes up pedals, drives into pool

A Florida driver accidentally crashed into a pool. Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story.
USATODAY.com - Published

Barbershop shooting suspect put gun to child's head after shooting boy's father, police say

A 28-year-old man faces charges of murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping from incident at Tallahassee, Florida, barbershop.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Facebook's content moderators in Florida endure horrific conditions, report says

Casey Newton, a Silicon Valley editor for The Verge, joins CBSN's Reena Ninan to discuss his new article on the horrific work conditions faced by Facebook's content moderators who work as contractors...
CBS News - Published

Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, 90, Voice in Cuban Boy’s Custody Fight, Dies

She sought to keep Elian Gonzalez from being returned to his father in Cuba after the boy had been rescued at sea off Florida, his mother having drowned.
NYTimes.com - Published

A 12-foot alligator was found on a Florida highway: 'He wasn't happy'

The 463-pound alligator was suffering from injuries after being hit in the head by a semi-truck on Interstate 10. It was later euthanized.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Florida man arrested for slapping reporter's hand at Trump rally

Daniel Kestner is facing a battery charge for trying to slap the phone out of the hand of Orlando Sentinel reporter Michael Williams
CBS News - Published

The Deciders: Meet the voters defining America's politics

A retiree worried about his granddaughter's future in Pinellas County, Florida. A factory worker in Racine County, Wisconsin, who doubts politicians will improve her life as a single mother.
Reuters - Published

Florida's education efforts show transformative power of student-centered policy: Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush's A+ Plan for Education transformed the state's schools to students' benefit. Today, other states should look to Florida as a model.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump supporter arrested after smacking reporter's phone

A Florida man threatened and smacked at a reporter after he was recorded being kicked out of Trump's Orlando rally.
USATODAY.com - Published

Hit by Ransomware Attack, Florida City Agrees to Pay Hackers $600,000

Riviera Beach, Fla., authorized its insurer to pay a Bitcoin ransom to hackers who have paralyzed the city’s computer systems for three weeks.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump campaign manager calls polls "the biggest joke in politics"

A recent Quinnipiac University poll finds Democrat Joe Biden leading Mr. Trump in Florida by nine points
CBS News - Published

Parkland survivors sue, claiming PTSD

Several survivors of the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, said the local school system and sheriff's office failed to adequately protect them, resulting in..
CBS News - Published

Trump's rally draws large crowd but lacks "intense pro-Trump enthusiasm" of past events

CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett attended President Trump's rally in Orlando, Florida, Tuesday where he officially launched his 2020 campaign. Garrett joins "CBS This Morning" to..
CBS News - Published

On Politics: Trump Kicks Off 2020 Campaign With Familiar Grievances

The president told a raucous Florida crowd that the election would be “a verdict on the un-American conduct of those who tried to undermine our great democracy.”
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump supporters call speech 'fantastic'

Supporters called President Donald Trump's speech 'electric' and 'fantastic,' after he kicked off his 2020 re-election campaign in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday night. (June 19)
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump campaign kickoff rally was "like we were throwing back the clock to four years ago"

President Trump gave his official re-election campaign rally on Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida, touching on many of the themes from the 2016 campaign. Ed O'Keefe and Major Garrett join CBSN to..
CBS News - Published

Trump announces his re-election campaign during rally in Orlando

President Trump announces his re-election campaign during a rally in Orlando, Fla. on June 18, 2019.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump kicks off 2020 campaign at Orlando rally

President Donald Trump officially kicked off his re-election campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally. "We're going to keep it better than ever before," he declared. (June 18)
USATODAY.com - Published

Fact-Checking Trump’s Campaign Kickoff Rally: Russia, the Wall and Tax Cuts

President Trump is delivering remarks in Florida in a formal start to his re-election effort.
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump officially launches his 2020 re-election bid

President Donald Trump has kicked off his re-election campaign with a rally in Orlando, Florida. Campaign advisers say Trump will seek to connect his first term to the goals he hopes to achieve with..
USATODAY.com - Published

From outsider to incumbent: Donald Trump launches re-election campaign with rally in Florida

President Donald Trump returned to the key battleground state of Florida on Tuesday to ask voters to give him another four years in office.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale predicts "electoral landslide"

President Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, cast doubt on recent polls and predicted the president would win in an "electoral landslide" if the election were held today. Parscale's exclusive..
CBS News - Published

Trump set to officially launch 2020 campaign during Florida rally

Over the weekend, the president's campaign fired several of its pollsters after numbers showing him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in key states leaked
CBS News - Published

Immigrants who worked for Trump speak in Fla.

Hours before President Donald Trump's first 2020 campaign rally, a labor union representing hospitality workers, held a news conference featuring undocumented workers who say they used to work at Trump..
USATODAY.com - Published

Police officer who shot caregiver of man with autism found guilty of negligence

Florida police officer Jonathan Aledda was convicted Monday of culpable negligence for shooting a caretaker in 2016.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump revives old pledge to remove migrants ahead of Florida campaign rally

Trump announced that ICE was going to remove 'millions of illegal aliens,' and that Guatemala would soon sign a "safe-third agreement."
USATODAY.com - Published

Pompeo speaks after CENTCOM briefing in Florida

Pompeo is speaking to reporters after the administration announced 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East
CBS News - Published

"39 Days": How Parkland shooting survivors turned grief into action

In "39 Days" documentary, CBS News journalists — embedded with survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting and a grieving father — take viewers inside the creation of a movement
CBS News - Published

Giant snakes in the Florida Everglades: How scientists are using Burmese pythons as spies

The giant invasive snakes quickly put a stranglehold on Florida's wildlife. Now scientists in the Everglades are turning them against one another.
USATODAY.com - Published

Florida cop convicted of lesser charge in controversial shooting

Jonathan Aledda said he thought white autistic man had gun, his shot hit man's black caretaker, and video sparked uproar
CBS News - Published

North Miami cop acquitted of felonies in shooting at autistic man, media say

A Florida jury on Monday night acquitted a North Miami police officer of two felony charges of attempted manslaughter in the shooting of an unarmed caretaker for an autistic man who was holding a toy..
Reuters - Published

Trump launches 2020 campaign, Investigation into Raptors parade shooting: 5 things to know Tuesday

President Trump heads to Florida to kick off his 2020 campaign, funeral services are held for the pilot who died in the New York City helicopter crash and more news to start your Tuesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Joe Biden says he'll win Republican-leaning states in the the South

"I plan on, if I'm your nominee, winning Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, believe it or not, and I believe we can win Texas and Florida, if you look at the polling data now"
CBS News - Published

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Florida deputy Scot Peterson charged after Parkland shooting; Inside Churchill and Roosevelt's relationship during WWII.
CBS News - Published

Harvard revokes Parkland shooting survivor's acceptance over racial slurs

Harvard University has rescinded its admission offer to a survivor of the 2018 massacre at a Florida high school over his past use of racial slurs in an online document posted on Twitter, the student..
Reuters - Published

Trump campaign fires pollsters after damaging numbers leak

CBS News has learned the Trump campaign fired several pollsters after internal polling numbers from his own campaign that show he's trailing potential Democratic challenger Joe Biden were leaked...
CBS News - Published

Trump pollsters fired after leaked numbers show him trailing Biden

His campaign's own polling shows him trailing Biden 39% to 55% in Pennsylvania, 41% to 51% in Wisconsin, and by 7 points in Florida
CBS News - Published

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