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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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An immigrant to the United States, Suzanne Vale took no offense at Republican President Donald Trump's tweet this week telling Democratic congresswomen they are..
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Tracking a silver Prius would lead investigators to shocking revelations of alleged Miami hit men and murder-for-hire plot that stunned Tallahassee.
 
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States, cities and counties collect billions of dollars in fines. The Supreme Court raised the possibility that some are going too far.
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Bones found in walls at famously haunted Memphis dive, ‘Baby Shark’ on loop aims to keep away homeless in Florida, and more
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Faucets in the Florida city of Fort Lauderdale began running dry on Thursday after a construction firm damaged a water main, forcing the closure of City Hall and..
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hotels are evacuating guests after a water main break has threatened an area water outage.
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A park in Florida is playing baby shark on continuous loop in order to try to keep the homeless out.
 
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A park in Florida is playing baby shark on continuous loop in order to try to keep the homeless out.
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The Jeffrey Epstein case has brought new attention to sex trafficking victims and how abusers can evade police and the court system. Elizabeth Melendez Fisher is..
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The city of West Palm Beach, Fla., is blaring two maddeningly catchy children’s songs on a loop each night to prevent people from sleeping in a city park.
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West Palm Beach, Florida officials are playing "Baby Shark" and "Raining Tacos," on loop overnight in an effort to ward homeless people away.
 
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A Florida man was arrested after allegedly attacking and mutilating a man he says is his wife's lover. Veuer's Justin Kircher has the story.
 
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John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday..
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A Florida man allegedly cut off a man's penis months after catching him sleeping with his wife, the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office said.
 
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It's been 50 years since astronauts took off in a rocket bound for the moon. CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood joins CBSN at the Kennedy Space Center in..
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Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along..
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Officials had been searching for the alligator for almost a week. It took someone from a warmer clime — Florida — to nab him. The story had enthralled..
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An alligator expert from Florida has caught Chicago's elusive Chance the Snapper just 36 hours after arriving in Illinois. (July 16)
 
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Following heavy rainfall, a Florida homeowner filmed dozens and dozens of crabs crawling on his house and property. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the..
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Following heavy rainfall, a Florida homeowner filmed dozens and dozens of crabs crawling on his house and property. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the story.
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A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups filed a suit to stop enactment of Florida's new 'sanctuary cities' law.
 
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Police say an expert from Florida has captured an elusive alligator in a Chicago public lagoon.
 
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His fascination for space travel began in Cuba and followed him into exile in New York and Florida. Heroes in this country come from all over.
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“I just hope they make it successfully and have no problem,” said a man who’d traveled from California to see Apollo 11 launch to the moon on July 16,..
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Wakulla residents are surprised to learn of the Doomsday couple charged with abusing their adopted twin daughters.
 
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Author Colson Whitehead won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for his novel “The Underground Railroad” which reimagined the railroad as an actual train transporting..
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A Memphis man died Sunday after becoming infected with a flesh-eating bacteria. He had traveled to the Gulf Coast of Florida.
 
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A 16-year-old girl has been bitten by a shark while boogie boarding in Florida, police say.
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The 8-foot gator didn't know what was coming.
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The females reported they were physically and sexually abused by the couple, who stockpiled "food rations and weapons" in case of disaster.
 
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Nasty exchange at fast-food restaurant in Florida has female customer berating manager to "speak American English"
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President Trump's Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned Friday after defending his handling of a controversial secret plea deal with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein..
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A Florida woman was charged with a felony after recording a video of her daughter licking a tongue depressor and replacing it in a container.
 
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Florida's Department of Health issued a rabies alert for Disney World's Epcot Center after two performers were scratched by a rabid cat.
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Former Jackson County, Florida deputy Zach Wester was arrested for allegedly planting drugs on unsuspecting motorists before arresting them.
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Former Jackson County, Florida deputy Zach Wester was arrested for allegedly planting drugs on unsuspecting motorists before arresting them.
 
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Thomas Zakrewski helped rescue his 8-year-old daughter but then was swept away in the outgoing riptide, authorities in Florida say.
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What could become the first hurricane of the season appears to be bearing down on the Gulf Coast. Hurricane watches were posted along the southern coast of..
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Strippers will be on hand for the tournament and will be serving as caddies.
 
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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta defended his handling of a decade-old plea deal with billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex crime charges when Acosta was..
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A St. Petersburg, Florida woman was arrested for sticking her unwashed hands and spitting in ice cream at an Indian Shores ice cream shop.
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Former Jackson County Deputy Zach Wester was arrested this morning on numerous charges that he planted street drugs like meth on unsuspecting motorists before..
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The labor secretary faces renewed questions about his handling of Jeffrey Epstein when he was a U.S. prosecutor in Florida
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U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta will hold news conference later on Wednesday to address the 2008 plea deal with financier Jeffrey Epstein that he made as a..
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U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta will hold news conference later on Wednesday addressing the 2008 plea deal with financier Jeffrey Epstein that he made as a..
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Alan Dershowitz, one of Jeffrey Epstein's former lawyers, talks about the new accusations against his former client in his first TV interview since Epstein's..
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Pressure is growing on Alex Acosta, President Trump's labor secretary, to step down. Democrats are blasting Acosta for a secret and generous plea deal he..
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Nebraska ranks as best state to retire, followed by Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota and Florida, Bankrate.com survey shows. Maryland scores worst
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