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Florida is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Florida 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 (170,310 km2), 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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Rent Prices Continue To Soar in the United States [Video]

Rent Prices Continue To Soar in the United States

Rent Prices Continue To , Soar in the United States. CNN reports that in April, rent prices in the United States reached new heights, and experts say they will not stop there. For the month, the..

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US On Track to Break Over 100 Temperature Records Amid Heatwave [Video]

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US On Track to Break, Over 100 Temperature Records, Amid Heatwave. NBC reports that much of the United States will experience its eleventh day in a row of record heat on May 17. . Highs between 15..

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A massive spermwhale found dead off the coast of Florida, plastic found in stomach | OneIndia News [Video]

A massive spermwhale found dead off the coast of Florida, plastic found in stomach | OneIndia News

A massive adult spermwhale was found dead in Florida, making it the second death of adult male whale reported within a week. The death of the whale was reported by the Fish and Wildlife Research..

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Passenger with 'no idea how to fly' takes over the plane and lands it safely | OneIndia News [Video]

Passenger with 'no idea how to fly' takes over the plane and lands it safely | OneIndia News

In an nerve-wrenching incident that took place on Thursday morning, a passenger with 'no idea how to fly' took over the control of the plane after the pilot fell ill off Florida’s Atlantic coast..

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John Oliver Blasts Florida Governor Over Elimination of Disney’s Special District | THR News [Video]

John Oliver Blasts Florida Governor Over Elimination of Disney’s Special District | THR News

John Oliver isn’t necessarily upset that Disney will have to pay more taxes, but he’s got a big problem with the reason behind why Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis eliminated the company’s special..

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Republican Lawmakers in FL Vote to Dissolve Disney's Special District [Video]

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Republican Lawmakers in FL, Vote to Dissolve , Disney's Special District. The bill was passed by the FL state legislature, 23-16 in the Senate and 70-38 in the House, on April 21. If signed by..

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Confusion Lingers as US Court Lifts Federal Enforcement of Mask Mandates [Video]

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Confusion Lingers, as U.S. Court Lifts Federal Enforcement, of Mask Mandates. On April 18, the United States ended federal enforcement of mask mandates on major air carriers and for passengers..

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DeSantis Aims to End Disney World's Special Status in Florida [Video]

DeSantis Aims to End Disney World's Special Status in Florida

DeSantis Aims To End , Disney World's Special Status in Florida. NPR reports Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis has expanded a legislature session aimed at the state's most popular tourist..

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NASA's New Mission to the Moon Delayed Once Again [Video]

NASA's New Mission to the Moon Delayed Once Again

NASA's New, Mission to the Moon, Delayed Once Again. 'The Daily Mail' reports that NASA's upcoming Artemis mission to the moon is expected to face further delays. 'The Daily Mail' reports that..

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Large alligator crawls through Florida community [Video]

Large alligator crawls through Florida community

Sheriff's deputies captured video of a massive alligator crawling through a front yard on Easter morning in Florida, USA, before making its way into a community lake.

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Florida Rejects Dozens of Math Books Claiming They Attempt to 'Indoctrinate' Students [Video]

Florida Rejects Dozens of Math Books Claiming They Attempt to 'Indoctrinate' Students

Florida Rejects Dozens of Math Books, Claiming They Attempt to 'Indoctrinate' Students. A statement released by the Florida education department on April 15 announced the rejection of 54 math..

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Underwater Easter egg hunt in Florida [Video]

Underwater Easter egg hunt in Florida

A group of "egg-splorers" went for an underwater Easter egg hunt in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Islamorada on Sunday.

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Florida Governor DeSantis Signs Bill Banning Abortions After 15 Weeks [Video]

Florida Governor DeSantis Signs Bill Banning Abortions After 15 Weeks

Florida Governor DeSantis Signs Bill , Banning Abortions After 15 Weeks. NPR reports GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a new bill that bans abortions after only 15 weeks in Florida. NPR reports GOP..

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Charlee Disney Comes Out As Transgender, Denounces Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills [Video]

Charlee Disney Comes Out As Transgender, Denounces Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills

Charlee Disney Comes Out As Transgender, , Denounces Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills. Following the slew of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation that's been popping up around the country. and The Walt Disney Co.'s reported..

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Burger King Sued Over Whopper Size [Video]

Burger King Sued Over Whopper Size

Burger King Sued , Over Whopper Size. CBS News reports that a new class action lawsuit alleges the burger chain makes the Whopper look about 35% bigger in ads than it is in real life. . CBS News..

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An Infectious Dog Disease Is Running Rampant in Florida, Should Owners Worry? [Video]

An Infectious Dog Disease Is Running Rampant in Florida, Should Owners Worry?

An Infectious Dog Disease , Is Running Rampant in Florida, Should Owners Worry?. 'USA Today' reports a virus among the dog population in Florida has experts concerned. 'USA Today' reports a..

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Biden To Mark Transgender Day of Visibility With New Measures [Video]

Biden To Mark Transgender Day of Visibility With New Measures

Biden To Mark Transgender Day of Visibility , With New Measures. Biden To Mark Transgender Day of Visibility , With New Measures. International Transgender Day of Visibility takes place on March 31..

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Disney Calls for Repeal of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill After Helping To Fund It [Video]

Disney Calls for Repeal of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill After Helping To Fund It

Disney Calls for Repeal of , ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill , After Helping To Fund It. The Verge reports that upon Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' signing of the controversial HB 1557, or "Don't Say Gay"..

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Monkeys near Florida airport delight visitors [Video]

Monkeys near Florida airport delight visitors

For over 70 years a group of non-native monkeys has made their home next to a South Florida airport runway, delighting visitors and becoming local celebrities.

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Walmart To Stop Selling Cigarettes in Some Stores [Video]

Walmart To Stop Selling Cigarettes in Some Stores

Walmart To Stop Selling Cigarettes , in Some Stores. Walmart To Stop Selling Cigarettes , in Some Stores. 'The Wall Street Journal' reports some Walmart stores in Arkansas, California, Florida..

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Disney Employees Stage Walkout Over FL 'Don't Say Gay' Bill [Video]

Disney Employees Stage Walkout Over FL 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

Disney Employees Stage Walkout , Over FL 'Don't Say Gay' Bill. Disney Employees Stage Walkout , Over FL 'Don't Say Gay' Bill. The walkouts were staged by Disney employees on March 22. In Los..

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Cops Say MSU Star Adreian Payne Shot And Killed Following Dispute Outside Home

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Steve Aoki Falls Off Stage During DJ Set

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Bears' Byron Pringle Arrested For Doing Donuts In Hellcat W/ Suspended Lic., Kid In Car

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Passenger Jumps Overboard on Carnival Cruise

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