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Florida: State in the southeastern United States
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, with its capital being Tallahassee.

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

With an FBI investigation underway, Navy security officer David Link still is not allowed to talk about what he saw when a Saudi gunman killed three U.S. sailors at this sprawling Florida naval base..
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After base shooting, Pentagon restricts foreign trainee access to guns

The Pentagon announced on Friday new restrictions on international military students' access to guns on U.S. bases, as well as other measures, after a Saudi officer killed three U.S. sailors at a..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Florida


Son's DNA Leads To Arrest Of Suspected 'Pillowcase Rapist' [Video]Son's DNA Leads To Arrest Of Suspected 'Pillowcase Rapist'

Business Insider reports Miami police have arrested a man who they believe raped 44 women in the 1980s. Police only found the 60-year-old after his son was arrested on an unrelated case. The son's DNA..

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McIlroy recalls his first pairing with Woods as Tiger eyes PGA record [Video]McIlroy recalls his first pairing with Woods as Tiger eyes PGA record

World number two recalls constantly repeating the words "Good Shot, good shot, good shot" throughout the round

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The Super Bowl History of the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers [Video]The Super Bowl History of the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers

On Feb. 2, the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will face off in Miami, Florida, for Super Bowl LIV.

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Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources [Video]Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources

Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company's iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar..

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SpaceX astronaut capsule splashes down after rocket failure test [Video]SpaceX astronaut capsule splashes down after rocket failure test

Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, a major milestone for the company in its quest to..

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McGregor set to return to octogon after making weight for UFC 246 [Video]McGregor set to return to octogon after making weight for UFC 246

PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS STRONG PROFANITY IN DONALD CERRONE SOUNDBITE PLEASE NOTE: COMPLETE SCRIPT TO FOLLOW VIDEO SHOWS: CONOR MCGREGOR AND DONALD CERRONE WEIGHING IN, STARING EACH OTHER DOWN, POSING

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Florida's python hunters wrestle invasive snakes [Video]Florida's python hunters wrestle invasive snakes

Dozens of hunters are prowling the Everglades during Florida's 10-day Python Bowl, which ends Monday, armed with bags and long metal hooks. Many take the snakes in live for cash prizes - in an effort..

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SpaceX Executes Rocket Failure Test [Video]SpaceX Executes Rocket Failure Test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Elon Musk’s SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, laying the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled [Video]Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled

Ukraine's interior ministry announced an investigation into the possible illegal surveillance of the then American ambassador to Kiev, Marie Yovanovitch, following messages contained in documents..

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Florida Agrees To Purchase 20,000 Acres Of Everglades To Safeguard It From Oil Drilling [Video]Florida Agrees To Purchase 20,000 Acres Of Everglades To Safeguard It From Oil Drilling

The state of Florida has reached a land deal with a private real estate firm. The agreement centers around the state agreeing to buy a large swath of sensitive wetlands. The land is located in the..

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs elated over Notorious B.I.G.'s Hall of Fame induction [Video]Sean 'Diddy' Combs elated over Notorious B.I.G.'s Hall of Fame induction

Sean 'Diddy' Combs jumped and yelled in excitement on the streets of Miami, Florida on Wednesday to celebrate the Notorious B.I.G.'s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

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'An impeachment that will last forever': Pelosi [Video]'An impeachment that will last forever': Pelosi

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said 'time has been our friend in all of this because it has yielded incriminating evidence'. She also announced the team of seven Democratic lawmakers and..

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Who Are The Dems Prosecuting Trump? [Video]Who Are The Dems Prosecuting Trump?

Nancy Pelosi has announced the Democrats who will prosecute President Donald Trump's impeachment case. Politico says the Democrats, all congressmen, will be managers of the impeachment case. Who made..

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Democrats add last-minute evidence in impeachment [Video]Democrats add last-minute evidence in impeachment

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday they would include new evidence when they send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate on Wednesday,..

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Democrats Add More Evidence To Trump's Impeachment Trial [Video]Democrats Add More Evidence To Trump's Impeachment Trial

Democrats claims to have new evidence for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The U.S. House of Representatives said they will include it when they send the formal charges to the Senate...

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Trump Criticizes Over Apple's Decision Over Unlocking Gunman's Phone [Video]Trump Criticizes Over Apple's Decision Over Unlocking Gunman's Phone

Apple refused to help the FBI unlock two iPhones used by a gunman in a deadly Florida shooting. According to Business Insider, President Donald Trump criticized Apple over their decision. Trump claimed..

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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence made honorary Miami cops [Video]Will Smith and Martin Lawrence made honorary Miami cops

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have been made honorary police officers and gifted keys to the city of Miami, Florida in celebration of their return to the Bad Boys film franchise.

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Saudis Withdraw 21 Cadets From US After Stabbing Spree [Video]Saudis Withdraw 21 Cadets From US After Stabbing Spree

Saudi Arabia will withdraw 21 cadets receiving military training in the United States. This is following a U.S. investigation into a Saudi officer’s fatal shooting of three Americans. The stabbing..

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No Cheap Trick: Rapper Trick Daddy Arrested For DUI, Cocaine Possession [Video]No Cheap Trick: Rapper Trick Daddy Arrested For DUI, Cocaine Possession

CNN reports rapper Trick Daddy was arrested in Florida on Saturday on a cocaine possession charge. Trick Daddy's real name is Maurice Samuel Young. Local media reports Young appeared to be asleep..

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Texas becomes first state to refuse refugees [Video]Texas becomes first state to refuse refugees

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas on Friday became the first governor in the United States to refuse to accept refugees under an executive order requiring local jurisdictions to actively opt in to the..

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Pentagon to soon resume Saudi training halted after base shooting

The Pentagon said on Thursday it would soon announce a resumption in operational training of Saudi military officers in the United States, suspended after a Saudi officer's fatal shooting of three..
Reuters - Published

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

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Apple Inc has refused to unlock phones used by criminals, in a tweet a day after Trump's attorney general accused the company of not being helpful in an..
Reuters - Published

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

The U.S. government will announce "actions" on Monday along with results of a Justice Department criminal investigation into the December shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida that..
Reuters - Published

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

More than a dozen Saudi servicemen who are training at U.S. military bases will be expelled from the United States in the aftermath of a Pentagon review prompted by the deadly Dec. 6 shooting by a..
Reuters - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Ukrainian tycoon's lawyer says he lent money to Giuliani associate

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..
Reuters - Published

U.S. grounds Saudi pilots, halts military training after base shooting

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Over 300 Saudi military aviation students grounded in U.S. after base shooting

More than 300 Saudi Arabian military aviation students have been grounded as part of a "safety stand-down" after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a U.S. Navy base..
Reuters - Published

After 41 years' travel, a dying probe passes into interstellar space

More than four decades ago, at the dawn of the space age, a probe was launched into the clear blue skies over Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The Age - Published

Russian agent Butina released from U.S. prison, deported

Convicted Russian agent Maria Butina was released from a Florida prison on Friday after serving most of her 18-month sentence for conspiring to influence U.S. conservative activists and infiltrate a..
Reuters - Published

Trump to host G7 summit at his Florida golf resort, sparking criticism

U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year's Group of Seven economic summit of developed nations' leaders at his Florida golf resort, a move Democrats and others decried as more evidence of the..
Reuters - Published

Giuliani associates charged with illegally funneling cash to pro-Trump group

Two foreign-born Florida businessmen who have helped President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani investigate political rival Joe Biden were arrested in a scheme to illegally funnel money to..
Reuters - Published

Giuliani associates to be held in custody until they meet conditions for bond

Two foreign-born Florida businessmen who are associates of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and were charged on Thursday with campaign finance crimes will be held in custody..
Reuters - Published

Two businessmen linked to Trump Ukraine scandal arrested on U.S. charges

Two foreign-born Florida businessmen who have been helping President Donald Trump's personal lawyer investigate political rival Joe Biden have been arrested on charges of funneling foreign money to..
Reuters - Published

Amazon sued for marketing charcoal produced on land seized by Cuba in 1960s

A Florida resident is suing Amazon for marketing charcoal produced on land he says Cuba confiscated from his grandfather after the 1959 revolution, the latest in a recent slew of lawsuits regarding the..
Reuters - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds of weary, hopeful Bahamas evacuees arrive in Florida by ship

Hundreds of weary Bahamians, some carrying small bags of belongings and children on their hips, disembarked a cruise ship in south Florida on Saturday after fleeing the catastrophic devastation left by..
Reuters - Published

Bahamas officials search for storm survivors as Dorian heads for Florida, Georgia

Rescuers searched for survivors in the Bahamas on Wednesday after Hurricane Dorian, the most damaging storm to strike the island nation, left in its wake a flooded landscape dotted with pulverized..
Reuters - Published

Recovery on Bahamas begins as Hurricane Dorian heads for Florida, Carolinas

Debris extended for miles and floods covered much of the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, in what the archipelago's prime minister called one of the worst disasters to ever strike the island..
Reuters - Published

Hurricane Dorian heads for Florida, leaving ruins in parts of Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian smashed parts of the tourism-dependent Bahamas to ruins, leaving relief officials scrambling on Tuesday to battle an unfolding humanitarian crisis as the scale of the catastrophe..
Reuters - Published

After inflicting 'extreme damage' on Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian on path to Florida

Hurricane Dorian carved a path of destruction through the Bahamas and relief officials on Tuesday were preparing for a humanitarian crisis after one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the islands..
Reuters - Published

Florida rides Dorian's 'emotional roller coaster' after a week of warnings and waiting

Scott Renfroe was smoking cigarettes with his wife at the end of a dock in Titusville, Florida, on Tuesday morning, where he had come to see if Hurricane Dorian had brought the powerful wind gusts and..
Reuters - Published

Sisyphus on the beach: Dorian underlines coastal cities' endless rebuilding task

Just months after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed a $16 million project to restore sandy beaches in Jacksonville, Florida, Hurricane Dorian is about to pound them again, illustrating the..
Reuters - Published

Hurricane Dorian closes in on Florida coast after battering Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian grew and picked up speed, churning on a path that forecasters said would come "dangerously close" to Florida later on Tuesday after the storm battered the northern Bahamas, killing at..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: U.S. stocks to watch as Hurricane Dorian threatens East Coast

Shares of U.S. insurance companies rose on Tuesday while freight companies dipped as Hurricane Dorian was forecast to come "dangerously close" to Florida's coast but not make a direct hit.
Reuters - Published

NHC says Dorian weakens to Category 2 hurricane

Dorian weakened on Tuesday but was heading north-westward and growing in size, moving "dangerously close" to the Florida east coast late Tuesday through Wednesday evening, the U.S. National Hurricane..
Reuters - Published

Hurricane Dorian bashes Bahamas, inches towards Florida coast

Slow-moving hurricane Dorian pounded Grand Bahama Island on Tuesday and was forecast to come "dangerously close" to Florida's coast by day's end before drenching the U.S. East Coast for the next..
Reuters - Published

SBS World News bulletin: 31/8/19

SBS News wraps-up all the national and international news including: The latest on protesters defying a police order in Hong Kong, supporters dismayed at the transfer of a Tamil asylum seeker family to..
SBS - Published

Location for additional U.S. troops in Poland already agreed: minister

Poland has agreed with the United States where additional U.S. troops will be deployed on its soil, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Friday, a day after President Donald Trump canceled a trip..
Reuters - Published

Trump skips goodwill trip to Poland due to Hurricane Dorian

U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly called off a weekend trip to Poland on Thursday, saying he wanted to stay home and make sure the federal government is prepared for a looming hurricane headed for..
Reuters - Published

Trump says he would not make money if G7 hosted at his resort

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he would not make money if he hosted next year's G7 summit at his resort property in Florida, which he said was a "natural" fit for the meeting.
Reuters - Published

Scientists breed new coral species to combat dying reefs

Scientists in Florida have artificially induced reproductive spawning of an endangered Atlantic coral species for the first time in an aquarium setting, a breakthrough they say holds great promise in..
SBS - Published

Winds bring snow, sleet to Sunshine State

Icy winds have brought sleet and snow to the Queensland and NSW border, with southern Queensland communities waking up to temperatures that feel sub-zero.
SBS - Published

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