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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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A lawsuit challenging Bernie Sanders asserts there is no basis in Florida law for an independent candidate to run in the Democratic primary.
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A police officer's body camera shows a 6-year-old Florida girl crying and begging officers not to her arrest her at a charter school as zip ties are placed..
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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio on Tuesday said he was confident the administration of President Donald Trump will extend a ban on oil and gas drilling off Florida,..
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Florida forced all 67 election supervisors to sign nondisclosure agreements in order to get training and funding to fight hacking.
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A man jumped in a Florida canal to save a woman suffering an epileptic seizure from a sinking car.
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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is facing blowback from both parties for his comments about the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro...
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A rainbow snake, also known as an "eel moccasin," was spotted in Florida's Ocala National Forest for the first time in five decades.
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Bernie Sanders praised portions of Cuba's socialist system. That's rarely a winning proposition in Florida, home to many Cuban Americans.
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An invasive species of herpes-carrying monkeys is growing in size, raising the possibility of confrontations with humans, a scientist says.
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Bernie Sanders told “60 Minutes” that it would be “unfair” to say “everything is bad” about Cuba’s Communist revolution.
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Three federal appeals judges will decide whether to overturn a $4 verdict awarded to relatives of Gregory Hill Jr, who was killed by a deputy in 2014.
 
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Walgreens, turning away an appeal by a fired former Florida employee of the pharmacy chain who asked not to..
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Softshell turtles are sold as food in Asia while box turtles are popular pets that can fetch a Florida poacher up to $300 each.
 
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Epcot's transformation of the front of the Florida theme park will be the biggest overhaul Disney has undertaken at any of its parks
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Standing in his boat in Florida's Apalachicola Bay, Michael Dasher lowered a long pair of tongs into the water, pulling up a muddy mass of oysters that his son..
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The teacher admitted to holding the sanitizer near his mouth but claimed the student grabbed the bottle himself and pumped it into his own mouth.
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The bodies of two women were discovered in a car that rolled off a ferry into a deep shipping channel off the coast of South Florida.
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Emma Afra, 63, of Miami, and Viviane Brahms, 76, were found in a vehicle that sank after falling from a Florida ferry.
 
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Florida cannot bar felons from voting over unpaid fines and fees related to their convictions, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday, opening the door to a..
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Juror for Massachusetts mob boss regrets conviction after learning of LSD tests, positive news for manatees as Florida's red tide subsides, and more
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The experienced skydiver was attempting to avoid another jumper during the landing and impacted the ground "at a high rate of speed," police said.
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The manager reported that Short was a regular shoplifter. When other shoppers said they saw him stuffing meat in his pants, the manager stopped him.
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Under a Florida law called the Baker Act, Nadia King was removed from her Jacksonville elementary school this month after she reportedly had a series of..
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An otter intrusion led to a dramatic scene at a Florida home. "There was blood on the floor, the otter was hissing, and my daughter was screaming."
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President Trump served as the grand marshal for the Daytona 500 auto race and gave the command for drivers to start their engines in Daytona Beach, Florida on..
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The appearance at the NASCAR event, complete with flyovers and a trip around the track in the presidential limousine, was a highly choreographed showing by the..
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President Donald Trump will test his racing skills in the political swing state of Florida on Sunday with a lap in his presidential limousine "the Beast" at the..
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