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Florida

U.S. state in the 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. Tallahassee is the state's capital.

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Two yachts worth up to $24 million were destroyed in a blaze early Saturday at Universal Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale, fire rescuers say.
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"Womem" became a trending term on Twitter after the president sent out that misspelling in a retweet praising former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
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The party confirmed that its winter gathering would take place at the Florida hotel, continuing a pattern of its giving business to the president’s company.
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Governor clarifies he wasn't calling GOP 'bastards' in Wisconsin, student body president faces impeachment over Trump Jr. visit in Florida, and more
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Trump, Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle spoke at the University of Florida campus Oct. 10 for $50,000.
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Florida is watching the approach of a red tide invasion to its beaches which costs the tourist and fishing industry millions of dollars in losses.
 
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The Florida rapper pleaded guilty to lying on background paperwork while attempting to buy guns.
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Southwest Florida is warily watching the return of red tide, a toxic algae bloom that cost businesses nearly $150 million in losses last year
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Southwest Florida is warily watching the return of red tide, a toxic algae bloom that cost businesses nearly $150 million in losses last year
 
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It was literally freezing in Florida and Alabama and parts of Maine, Michigan and New York were digging out a foot of snow. Blame an Arctic air mass.
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Hunting deer, hogs, wild turkeys and more is allowed in large wildlife management areas located in western Martin and Palm Beach counties.
 
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The poet lived on the Florida island for nearly a decade, and her former house will become the headquarters for Key West Literary Seminar.
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says James G. Boyce, of Palm Beach Gardens, suffered a "substantial" alligator bite to his leg while..
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Florida firefighter Daryl Paul has found a way to turn old fire hoses into works of art. His creations feature the American flag. Manuel Bojorquez has his story.
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Nestor, no longer a tropical storm, is hammering Florida with torrential rains and flash flooding. The storm roared ashore Saturday with winds of up 60 mph. At..
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The acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says President Trump didn’t expect so much opposition to his plan to host next year's G-7 summit at his..
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President Trump is setting up his permanent residence in Florida, where he owns multiple properties. In doing so, the President is leaving behind his home state..
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A routine weekly fishing trip quickly turned into a lifesaving mission for a kayaker, who spotted an unusual sight in the waters south of Tampa: a..
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Maria Butina is back in Moscow after being deported Friday. She served more than 15 months in a Florida federal prison. She pleaded guilty last year to trying to..
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A bride in Plant City, Florida asked her bridesmaids to hold puppies instead of flowers at her wedding to encourage pet adoption. (Nov. 12)
 
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The team looking for Taylor Rose Williams found a body, according to a statement ​issued by police in Demopolis, Alabama
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In February, the no-frills carrier will add three seasonal flights from Nashville and two from Florida's Punta Gorda and Sarasota-Bradenton airports.
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The Arctic blast is bringing record-breaking cold and snow across the US. Schools are delayed, flights canceled and 200 million will feel the freeze.
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More than 300 records could be shattered -- from the central plains to New England and as far south as Florida.
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Search for Taylor Williams, who was reported missing in Florida five days ago, has now expanded to Alabama, police said Monday
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An Oklahoma police officer has been charged with murdering his own police chief in a Florida seaside hotel as the pair traveled to attend a law enforcement..
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SpaceX launched one of its Falcon 9 rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, carrying an additional 60 solar-powered Starlink internet relay..
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Great white sharks heading to Florida for winter, Mississippi city rededicating monument at national park on Civil War battlefield, and more
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