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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 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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Walt Disney Co aims to begin reopening its Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando, Florida on July 11, a company executive said on Wednesday.
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SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket company, was scheduled to launch two Americans into orbit on Wednesday from Florida on a mission that..
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Jacksonville, Florida Mayor Lenny Curry says if the Republican National Convention needs a new location this summer, his city will be ready. President Trump has..
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SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, was set to launch two Americans into orbit on Wednesday from Florida on a mission that..
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African Redhead Agamas are hard to miss. And the "rainbow lizard," as it's commonly known, could be in Florida to stay.
 
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Republicans in Georgia, Texas and Florida are offering to host the party's national convention if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to move the..
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Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond left a $1,000 tip on a $164.25 bill at a south Florida restaurant this weekend.
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Entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX is set to launch two American astronauts to the International Space Station on Wednesday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in..
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Most U.S. states have begun to reopen their economies, but Jay Foreman, chief executive of Basic Fun, said he's more worried than ever.
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As MLB begins its most crucial week yet in hopes of salvaging a 2020 season, a quiet but not insignificant gathering took place in Florida.
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A broad trough of low pressure extending across Florida and the adjacent Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters has a 20% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48..
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The president, who has wondered aloud to aides why the convention can’t be held in Florida, said North Carolina’s governor needed to “guarantee” that the..
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A new policy for some Florida schools will allow transgender students to use their preferred name for distance learning accounts.
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A U.S. judge ruled on Sunday that the state of Florida cannot force felons to pay legal fines and other fees before allowing them to register to vote.
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A shooting that erupted at a Florida beachside road where more than 200 people gathered and were seen partying and dancing despite pandemic restrictions on..
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At least five people were treated for gunshot wounds after a large crowd blocked State Road A1A in Daytona Beach, Florida.
 
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Florida is trying to figure out the daunting prospect of asking residents to evacuate for their safety during a storm after asking them to stay at home for the..
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The NBA has entered "exploratory conversations" with the Walt Disney Company about restarting the 2019-20 NBA season in late July in Florida.
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that summer camps and youth activities can open without restrictions. He said local organizations and governments can..
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Now that Universal Orlando has set a reopening date, a number of other theme parks in Florida and across the country need to prepare for theirs.
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A rare concentration of invasive walking catfish formed in a Florida swamp, providing a feast for alligators, turtles, and vultures.
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Memorial Day travel projections are 'weak.' Trump skipped a mask in Michigan. Florida to host huge youth baseball tourney. Friday's coronavirus news.
 
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The dispute is expected to affect testing across the U.S. and also raises questions about how regulators and hospitals approve and choose labs.
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Universal Orlando asked state and local officials in Florida Thursday to allow the theme park to reopen as soon as June 1.
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Why the state suddenly changed its position on releasing data is not clear. But officials have faced scrutiny over data as the state reopens.
 
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Florida's governor responds to COVID-19 database manipulation claims. Historic flooding threatens parts of Michigan. It's Wednesday's news.
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Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday praised Florida's reopening plan for restarting its tourism-driving economy.
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The gathering was initially a memorial to honor a victim of gun violence, but devolved into a separate event, said one event coordinator.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis faces an explosive charge that his administration is manipulating coronavirus data to make the case for reopening Florida.
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A U.S. Air Force F-35 fighter jet crashed upon landing on Tuesday night at a base in Florida and the pilot was ejected safely, the military said.
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Deputies in Florida say they were hit with cups of alcohol, bottles and bar stools after they made arrests at a weekend block party. The local sheriff's office..
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Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in three key battleground states, according to separate polls released Tuesday.
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Music students from Oak Hammock K8 School in Port St. Lucie stepped outside their homes Monday to play a Bill Withers classic for frontline workers.
 
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Researchers fear a wave of data censorship after the manager of Florida's COVID-19 dashboard is removed from her post
 
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Like many Puerto Ricans, Wilson Rivera holds President Donald Trump responsible for what he sees as the U.S. government’s inadequate response to Hurricane..
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The Florida Republican has generally defended the work of U.S. intelligence agencies and has been a foreign policy hawk on Russia and China.
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The FBI cracked the iPhone encryption of the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors in a December attack at a naval base in Florida, and..
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Tropical Storm Arthur formed off the coast of Florida on Saturday, making it the sixth straight year for a named storm to develop before the official June 1..
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The gunman in a deadly attack at a military base in Pensacola, Florida, last December was meticulous in his planning and had been radicalized overseas for at..
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The Department of Justice is sharply chastising Apple for not providing help in unlocking the phones of the gunman responsible for a deadly rampage last year at..
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The FBI cracked the iPhone encryption of the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors in a December attack at a U.S. naval base in Florida..
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The FBI found cellphone evidence linking al Qaeda to the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors in a December attack at a U.S. naval..
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The FBI found cellphone evidence linking al Qaeda to the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors in a December attack at a U.S. naval..
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The FBI has found cellphone evidence linking al Qaeda to the Royal Saudi Air Force trainee who killed three American sailors and wounded eight people in a..
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The FBI has found cellphone evidence linking al Qaeda to the Dec. 6, 2019 shooting at a U.S. naval base in Florida in which three people were killed, a federal..
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The FBI has found cellphone evidence linking al Qaeda to the 2019 shooting at a U.S. naval base in Florida, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing..
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