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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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Florida man accused of living inside soccer stadium [Video]

Florida man accused of living inside soccer stadium

Police in St. Petersburg arrested a man for living inside Al Lang Stadium.

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Sen. Cruz worries lobbyist may have influenced state to award Deloitte new contract [Video]

Sen. Cruz worries lobbyist may have influenced state to award Deloitte new contract

A lobbyist connection is raising eyebrows in the Sunshine State.

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More testing positive after Florida law enforcement conference [Video]

More testing positive after Florida law enforcement conference

More people are testing positive for COVID-19 after attending a statewide sheriff's conference.

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Despite The Pandemic, Americans Still Love The Open Road [Video]

Despite The Pandemic, Americans Still Love The Open Road

With a novel coronavirus case count nearing five million, the United States now holds about a quarter of all the COVID-19 cases in the world. According to CNN, more than,162,000 Americans have died in..

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Answering questions about early voting in Florida [Video]

Answering questions about early voting in Florida

Answering questions about early voting in Florida

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Polk County school cafeterias will look different to prevent COVID-19 [Video]

Polk County school cafeterias will look different to prevent COVID-19

Preventing COVID-19 in the cafeteria is a challenge Florida schools are taking head on this August.

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How detailed are Florida's school reopen plans for in-person learning? [Video]

How detailed are Florida's school reopen plans for in-person learning?

Florida’s first few public schools are set to restart in-person learning next week. It'll be a trial by fire of their reopening plans required by the state. But how detailed are those strategies…..

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New data predicts 300,000 U.S. deaths by Dec [Video]

New data predicts 300,000 U.S. deaths by Dec

Nearly 300,000 Americans could be dead from COVID-19 by Dec. 1, University of Washington health experts forecast on Thursday, although they said 70,000 lives could be saved if people were scrupulous..

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SpaceX launches rocket with batch of satellites [Video]

SpaceX launches rocket with batch of satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the10th batch of Starlink satellites forthe company's internet satellite constellation system and two spacecraft fromSpaceflight customer BlackSky launched from Cape..

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Florida's 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday: Everything you need to know [Video]

Florida's 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday: Everything you need to know

Despite many Florida counties still waiting for approval from the Florida Department of Education on their school reopening plans, Florida's 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is set to begin..

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Are Florida school reopening plans linked to politics or public health? [Video]

Are Florida school reopening plans linked to politics or public health?

As the debate over how to reopen Florida schools heats up across the state, Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone takes a closer look at the motivation behind some of these decisions and if these..

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Florida teacher's union lawsuit hits a snag [Video]

Florida teacher's union lawsuit hits a snag

Florida teacher's union lawsuit hits a snag

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Florida VPK enrollment down statewide amid coronavirus concerns [Video]

Florida VPK enrollment down statewide amid coronavirus concerns

Enrollment in Florida's Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program is down statewide in 2020, according to the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas. This comes as many families are choosing to keep children..

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Woman who took dishwashing job to see husband now leads task force to reopen nursing homes in Florida [Video]

Woman who took dishwashing job to see husband now leads task force to reopen nursing homes in Florida

In order to make strides toward a safe reopening of these facilities to loved ones, Governor DeSantis formed a four-person task force to come up with a plan, and Mary Daniel is one of the leaders on..

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Detained American claims he plotted Maduro's capture in Venezuela TV statement

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Detained American, in Venezuelan TV statement, says he plotted Maduro's capture

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Trump urges Florida to welcome cruise ship with deadly coronavirus outbreak

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'The Terminal': Latin American travelers stranded as nations shut borders

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Brazil's foreign trade secretary says he has coronavirus

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Trump, Brazil's Bolsonaro to meet on Saturday, White House says

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