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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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Anti-mask activists rally in virus hotbed Florida [Video]

Anti-mask activists rally in virus hotbed Florida

Anti-mask activists on Saturday (July 11) took their campaign to a grilled cheese bar and restaurant in Windermere, Florida - a state fast becoming the epicenter of COVID-19. This report produced by..

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Florida 'Church' Busted For Selling Bleach As 'Cure' For COVID-19 [Video]

Florida 'Church' Busted For Selling Bleach As 'Cure' For COVID-19

A Florida father and his three sons have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the US and distributing mislabeled drugs. According to Gizmodo, Mark Grenon, and his sons, Jonathan, Jordon, and Joseph,..

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Florida Shatters US Record Covid-19 Cases [Video]

Florida Shatters US Record Covid-19 Cases

(CNN) With coronavirus cases climbing across the US, local and state leaders have found themselves at odds over the types of restrictions that should be in place to move forward effectively. In..

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Desperate To See Her Husband With Alzheimer's, Woman Takes Dishwashing Job At Care Facility [Video]

Desperate To See Her Husband With Alzheimer's, Woman Takes Dishwashing Job At Care Facility

For the loved ones of patients in memory care units and nursing homes, the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has taken an enormous toll. Florida issued an emergency order in March that prohibits..

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Disney World reopens amid Florida's virus surge [Video]

Disney World reopens amid Florida's virus surge

[NFA] Mickey Mouse waved from a distance on Saturday as Florida's Walt Disney World opened to a limited number of guests for the first time in four months amid a surge of coronavirus cases in the..

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One-Third Of ALL Coronavirus Tests Positive In Miami-Dade County [Video]

One-Third Of ALL Coronavirus Tests Positive In Miami-Dade County

One-third of COVID tests came back positive for the novel virus in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The county had a 14-day average of 24.87 percent, according to CBS News. Even 20 percent would be..

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U.S. COVID-19 cases surge amid reopenings debate [Video]

U.S. COVID-19 cases surge amid reopenings debate

[NFA] Florida confirmed its place as an emerging epicenter of the COVID pandemic in the United States on Friday by reporting its second sharpest daily rise in cases while virus-related deaths across..

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U.S. COVID-19 cases surge amid reopening debate [Video]

U.S. COVID-19 cases surge amid reopening debate

[NFA] Florida confirmed its place as an emerging epicenter of the COVID pandemic in the United States on Friday by reporting its second sharpest daily rise in cases while virus-related deaths across..

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U.S. sets a second one-day virus record [Video]

U.S. sets a second one-day virus record

Record-breaking rises in coronavirus cases in Florida are leaving doctors and nurses struggling to cope as COVID-19 patients flood hospitals. Libby Hogan reports.

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If fast food is essential, so are kids in school -DeSantis [Video]

If fast food is essential, so are kids in school -DeSantis

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday spoke about reopening schools and told reporters, "We spent months saying that there were certain things that were essential. That included fast-food..

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The US Has More Than 3 Million Coronavirus Cases [Video]

The US Has More Than 3 Million Coronavirus Cases

The coronavirus pandemic is surging and continues to ravage the country. Over the past few days, the number of infected people has soared to record numbers. Hospitals all over the U.S. are being pushed..

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Disney World Set to Partially Reopen Saturday | THR News [Video]

Disney World Set to Partially Reopen Saturday | THR News

A large portion of the Walt Disney World Resort will partially reopen this weekend even as the number of coronavirus cases in Florida continues to rise, the company confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Too soon to say if RNC will be safe -U.S. official [Video]

Too soon to say if RNC will be safe -U.S. official

Stephen Hahn, the Food and Drug Administration commissioner, said on Sunday it was "too early to tell" if it would be safe for people to attend August's Republican National Convention in Jacksonville,..

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Brain-Eating Amoeba Shows Up In Florida [Video]

Brain-Eating Amoeba Shows Up In Florida

A microscopic, single-celled amoeba that can destroy the brain of its victims has reared its ugly head in Florida. According to CNN, a Florida Department of Health on Friday announced the confirmed..

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Florida COVID-19 cases spike to new daily record [Video]

Florida COVID-19 cases spike to new daily record

[NFA] Florida's confirmed coronavirus cases rose by a record 11,458 on Saturday, the state's health department said, the second time in three days that its caseload increased by more than 10,000...

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Florida’s Miami-Dade County Enforcing Curfew [Video]

Florida’s Miami-Dade County Enforcing Curfew

Florida’s Miami-Dade County Enforcing Curfew

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Florida tops 10,000 virus cases in a day [Video]

Florida tops 10,000 virus cases in a day

[NFA] Florida, among the states hardest hit by the June surge, reported more than 10,000 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, its largest spike so far, while Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday..

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Florida hits record 10,000 COVID-19 cases in a day [Video]

Florida hits record 10,000 COVID-19 cases in a day

[NFA] Florida shattered records on Thursday when it reported over 10,000 new coronavirus cases, the biggest one-day increase in the state since the pandemic started, according to a Reuters tally...

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MLS confirm that six FC Dallas players test positive for COVID-19 [Video]

MLS confirm that six FC Dallas players test positive for COVID-19

Entire FC Dallas team has been quarantined ahead of the "MLS Is Back" tournament in Florida.

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Woman who fell in love with female best friend reveals how they got pregnant at the same time [Video]

Woman who fell in love with female best friend reveals how they got pregnant at the same time

A career woman who married her female best friend - before they fell pregnant "in tandem" using a £72 home insemination kit and a sperm donor found online - describes their babies as "almost twins,"..

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US Coronavirus Cases Hit A New High [Video]

US Coronavirus Cases Hit A New High

The US surpassed its highest single-day total of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday. Health departments recorded a combined total of more than 36,000 new coronavirus cases. The previous single-day..

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Company Wants To Fly Passengers To The Edge Of Space In A Giant Balloon [Video]

Company Wants To Fly Passengers To The Edge Of Space In A Giant Balloon

Would you travel to the edge of space in a giant balloon? A Florida-based company wants to do exactly that with adventurous travellers. Space Perspective plans to provide rides with eight passengers..

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SpaceX Crew Dragon delivers two NASA astronauts to International Space Station

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Venezuela opposition negotiated Maduro overthrow plan with security firm: report

Members of Venezuela's opposition in October negotiated a $213 million deal with a small Florida security company to invade the country and overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, according to a document..
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Detained American claims he plotted Maduro's capture in Venezuela TV statement

A former U.S. soldier captured in Venezuela said on Wednesday that he had been contracted by a Florida security firm to seize control of Caracas' airport and bring in a plane to fly President Nicolas..
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Detained American, in Venezuelan TV statement, says he plotted Maduro's capture

Venezuelan state television broadcast on Wednesday a video of captured American Luke Denman, in which he said he was contracted by a Florida security firm to seize control of Caracas' airport and bring..
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Venezuela's Maduro to seek U.S. extradition of security contractor

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday said he will seek extradition from the United States of Jordan Goudreau, head of Florida security firm Silvercorp USA.
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Trump urges Florida to welcome cruise ship with deadly coronavirus outbreak

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged Florida officials to open an Atlantic Coast port to a Dutch cruise ship stuck at sea with a deadly coronavirus outbreak onboard, urging the governor to drop..
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Cruise ship with coronavirus outbreak sails to uncertain Florida welcome

A Dutch cruise ship that has been in limbo since cases of the coronavirus were confirmed onboard faces an uncertain welcome at its planned destination in Florida, where the governor says he does not..
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'The Terminal': Latin American travelers stranded as nations shut borders

Yelitza Morles was in Florida with her 13-year-old daughter when she heard on Saturday that her flight home to Venezuela had been canceled due to her country's ban on international flights to prevent..
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Brazil's foreign trade secretary says he has coronavirus

Brazilian Foreign Trade Secretary Marcos Troyjo, who was part of the Brazilian delegation that recently visited Florida, has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said in a statement on..
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Brazil official, who met Trump, tests positive for coronavirus

A Brazilian government official who attended a meeting at Donald Trump's resort in Florida on Saturday and posted a photo of himself standing next to the U.S. president has tested positive for..
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Brazil's Azul cuts flights to Portugal, Florida due to coronavirus: CEO

Brazil's third-largest carrier Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras SA will reduce the number of its flights to Portugal and to Florida due to the risks of the coronavirus outbreak, its chief executive..
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Trump, Brazil's Bolsonaro to meet on Saturday, White House says

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Chinese woman who intruded at Mar-a-Lago sentenced to six months

A Chinese woman who was acquitted of trespassing at U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida was sentenced to six months in jail on Friday on a separate charge of resisting arrest.
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UK's Prince Harry speaks at JP Morgan event in Miami: royal source

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At Florida base, a mix of relief, anxiety in Saudi shooting aftermath

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Trump says Apple refusing to unlock phones used by 'killers, drug dealers'

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U.S. to announce 'actions' after Saudi military trainees review: source

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Saudi military trainees to be expelled from U.S. after Florida shooting: CNN

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Trump says he had a good meeting on Middle East, military and trade

U.S. President Donald Trump said he had a very good meeting on the Middle East, the military and trade on Tuesday, shortly after he returned to his Florida club from his golf course.
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A Swiss lawyer said on Wednesday he had lent $1 million to Lev Parnas, an associate of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and Parnas' wife in order for them to buy a home in..
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Amazon sued for marketing charcoal produced on land seized by Cuba in 1960s

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Florida banking group pushed for sanctions exemption for ordinary Venezuelans

An industry group representing Florida banks pushed for an exemption to U.S. sanctions on Venezuela that were issued last week, executives said on Tuesday, arguing the measures had affected customers..
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Hundreds of weary, hopeful Bahamas evacuees arrive in Florida by ship

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