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Florida is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. It 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 Bahamas and Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida and Cuba; it is the only state that borders both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Spanning 65,758 square miles, Florida ranks 22nd in area among the 50 states, and with a population of over 21 million, is the third-most populous. The state capital is Tallahassee and the most populous city 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 conurbations with over one million people are Tampa Bay, Orlando, and Jacksonville.

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Drone footage shows immense scale of search area in Brian Laundrie hunt [Video]

Drone footage shows immense scale of search area in Brian Laundrie hunt

Following the disappearance and then the discovery of the body of Gabby Petito in Wyoming, dozens of local and federal officers have searched in a swampy Florida nature reserve for her 23-year-old..

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Biden officials say federal funding stream 'now open' for Florida's defiant school districts [Video]

Biden officials say federal funding stream 'now open' for Florida's defiant school districts

"The funding stream is now open," federal officials said Friday as they continued their effort to reimburse Florida schools penalized for not complying with the governor’s mask mandate ban.

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Florida sheriff's deputy shot during traffic stop; manhunt underway [Video]

Florida sheriff's deputy shot during traffic stop; manhunt underway

A manhunt is underway after a deputy with the Nassau County Sheriff's Office was shot Friday morning...

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Shrinking inventory, rising rents and $2 billion loss created Florida’s affordable housing crisis [Video]

Shrinking inventory, rising rents and $2 billion loss created Florida’s affordable housing crisis

Working-class families say they can’t find an affordable place to live in Tampa Bay. I-team investigator Jackie Callaway tells us why rising rents, shrinking inventory and legislators swiping two..

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Task force recommends changes to Florida's broken guardianship system [Video]

Task force recommends changes to Florida's broken guardianship system

Florida took another step forward Thursday in an effort to reform Florida’s broken guardianship system, a court process in which people can lose all their rights and control of their property in a..

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Florida says asymptotic kids exposed to Covid can attend school [Video]

Florida says asymptotic kids exposed to Covid can attend school

The new Florida surgeon general and Gov. DeSantis say schools can allow asymptomatic kids that were exposed to Covid-19 to attend school. CNN’s Nick Valencia reports.

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Florida’s Top Doc Skeptical Of COVID Measure [Video]

Florida’s Top Doc Skeptical Of COVID Measure

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has announced a new rule that allows asymptomatic students with COVID-19 to continue to go to school.

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New Florida DOH rule allows kids exposed to COVID-19 to return to school if asymptomatic [Video]

New Florida DOH rule allows kids exposed to COVID-19 to return to school if asymptomatic

Shortly after a new surgeon general was appointed in Florida, the Department of Health released new rules on kids and COVID-19 in schools.

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Dive team joins search for Brian Laundrie [Video]

Dive team joins search for Brian Laundrie

A law enforcement underwater dive team arrived at a nature reserve in Florida as part of the search for Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s fiancé who has been missing for several days.

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Student enrollment is down across Florida [Video]

Student enrollment is down across Florida

Some school districts are losing students as accelerated rates. They blame COVID.

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Florida's new heartbeat bill faces scrutiny [Video]

Florida's new heartbeat bill faces scrutiny

Florida now has its own Texas style abortion bill,

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Grand jury formally charges man in Lakeland quadruple murder [Video]

Grand jury formally charges man in Lakeland quadruple murder

A grand jury has formally charged a Florida man in a 22-count indictment that includes four first-degree murder counts in the fatal shooting of a family authorities say he attacked at random.

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4 years after Hurricane Irma, victims still wait for aid [Video]

4 years after Hurricane Irma, victims still wait for aid

Florida received hundreds of millions of federal dollars to rebuild homes for those hardest hit by Hurricane Irma. I-Team Investigator Jackie Callaway first exposed problems with the program in April...

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USF Professor optimistic about dropping COVID numbers [Video]

USF Professor optimistic about dropping COVID numbers

Across the board in Florida, the numbers are dropping. COVID-19 case numbers, hospitalizations, and positivity rates are all going down.

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DeSantis announces Dr. Joe Ladapo as Florida Surgeon General [Video]

DeSantis announces Dr. Joe Ladapo as Florida Surgeon General

DeSantis announces Dr. Joe Ladapo as Florida Surgeon General

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Report reveals telling text messages of GOP lawmakers in Florida [Video]

Report reveals telling text messages of GOP lawmakers in Florida

A new Politico report shows the internal text messages of Republican lawmakers in Florida and undercuts the claim that a restrictive voting law was not politically motivated.

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DeSantis chooses Dr. Joseph Lapado as Florida surgeon general [Video]

DeSantis chooses Dr. Joseph Lapado as Florida surgeon general

Governor Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that Dr. Joseph Ladapo is his selection to be the new surgeon general for the state of Florida...

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Search continues for Gabby Petito's fiancé Brian Laundrie [Video]

Search continues for Gabby Petito's fiancé Brian Laundrie

After many hours spent and many items removed, the FBI’s search of the family home of Gabby Petito’s fiancé, Brian Laundrie, in Florida ended. But authorities are continuing to look for the man..

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Florida lawmakers face redistricting, fewer tests, and abortion law ahead of 2022 [Video]

Florida lawmakers face redistricting, fewer tests, and abortion law ahead of 2022

They’re back. Lawmakers have returned to the Capitol this week for meetings in preparation for 2022. Members are poised to change political districts and may take up a major abortion bill next year.

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Red tide and algae blooms: Florida waters in crisis [Video]

Red tide and algae blooms: Florida waters in crisis

Florida's water pollution crisis is reaching a breaking point, and the race to pass comprehensive legislation to fix our statewide problems is moving as slow as the environmental catastrophe unfolding..

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Florida's water pollution crisis at a tipping point [Video]

Florida's water pollution crisis at a tipping point

Florida's water pollution crisis at a tipping point

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Van life vlogger Gabby Petito goes missing while travelling around USA | Oneindia News [Video]

Van life vlogger Gabby Petito goes missing while travelling around USA | Oneindia News

Van life vlogger Gabby Petito from Florida, went missing while she was travelling around US with her fiancé Brian Laundrie. When Petito last spoke to her mother in late August, the couple were staying..

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“Something has to change,” widow of unvaccinated FL police officer who died of COVID-19 speaks out about vaccines and mandat [Video]

“Something has to change,” widow of unvaccinated FL police officer who died of COVID-19 speaks out about vaccines and mandat

Following the death of her police officer husband to COVID-19, a FL widow shares why law enforcement and government agencies should support mandated vaccines.

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Will Florida embrace booster shots? [Video]

Will Florida embrace booster shots?

Florida's number of vaccinated is rising. But with booster shots be approved and embraced?

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FBI agents and divers search vast alligator-infested reserve for Gabby Petito's missing fiancé

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Brian Laundrie Possibly Spotted on Camera in FL, Cops Investigating

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Rapper Spotemgottem Shot in Miami Road Rage Incident

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Police release bodycam footage of missing Florida woman

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SpaceX gets nod to launch world's first ever all-civilian mission to orbit this week

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SpaceX is set to launch the world's first ever all-civilian mission to orbit on Wednesday evening in Florida, weather permitting.
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Art Metrano, 'Police Academy' Actor and Comic, Dead at 84

Art Metrano -- the stand-up comedian known for his role in the "Police Academy" sequels -- has died of natural causes ... according to his family. Art's son, Harry, tells TMZ ... his father passed at..
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Kodak Black Expecting His Second Child, a Girl

Cardi B's not the only one with major baby news today ... Kodak Black's having another kid as well!!! The Florida rapper's lawyer, Bradford Cohen, tells TMZ ... Kodak's girlfriend, real estate agent..
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Suspect in gunfight with police in Florida after mother and baby among four shot dead

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Tesla on Autopilot crashes into police car and another vehicle in Florida

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A Tesla using its partially-automated driving system has crashed into a police car in the US state of Florida.
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Carmen in 'Spy Kids' 'Memba Her?!

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Jessica Dykstra -- Floats Through Summer In Hot Pool Shots!

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'Fedora Guy' Jerry Messing on Ventilator with COVID-19

Jerry Messing -- the "Freaks and Geeks" actor who's also the face of a famous meme -- has COVID and is fighting for his life in Florida ... TMZ has learned. His father, James, tells us ... Jerry lives..
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Woman shot dead by toddler during work Zoom call, police say

A toddler fatally shot a woman while she was on a work-related video call, police in Florida have said.
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Miami Beach Mayor Rips Gov. DeSantis for Stopping Us from Saving Lives

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Caeleb Dressel Unloaded Florida Home Before 2020 Olympics Heroics, Scored $250K!

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'People are still in denial': Florida sees record hospital admissions amid vaccine hesitancy

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Enough ice melted in Greenland on Tuesday to cover Florida in two inches of water

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Cyclist seriously injured in alligator attack after falling down embankment in Florida

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Limp Bizkit Singer Fred Durst 'Memba Him?!

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Guess Who This Glasses Guy Turned Into!

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WWE's Jimmy Uso Arrested For DUI Again, Cops Say Wrestler Blew A .205

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Remaining Part of Miami Surfside Condo Comes Down After Controlled Explosion

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Miami building collapse: Remaining section of apartment block demolished over safety concerns

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Kodak Black Gifts Air Conditioning Units to Housing Project Residents

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Rikki Shea Gage Serves Up Tennis Hot Shots ... Love ALL!

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Firefighter's daughter, seven, is among the dead after Florida building collapse

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Rescuers Tried in Vain to Save Pleading Woman Trapped in Surfside Condo Collapse

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'Hope springs eternal': Biden offers comfort to grieving families after Florida building collapse

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Florida man threw his two-month-old baby at police after high-speed car chase

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