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Sally weakens after dumping rain on Gulf coast
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Sally brings 'historic and catastrophic' flooding
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Tampa Bay family struggling to visit grandmother in long-term care facility weeks after restrictions lifted
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Gov. DeSantis vetoes bill that would have raised minimum tobacco, vaping age to 21
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Lawmakers plan to bring vape bill back
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Ybor bar owner pleads for Gov. DeSantis to decide on a reopening timeline
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Gov. DeSantis gets emotional talking about long-term care facilities
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Visitations at Florida long-term care facilities to resume but with limitations: Gov. DeSantis
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Gov. DeSantis extends halt on evictions for Florida tenants through October 1
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I-Team: Fighting for your unemployment claims, Aug. 7
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Woman who took dishwashing job to see husband now leads task force to reopen nursing homes in Florida
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Florida surpasses NY in COVID-19 cases
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Trump pushes for schools to reopen '100%'
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DeSantis Plans to Ease Restrictions on Restaurants in FloridaFORT MYERS, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday he plans to soon ease restrictions imposed on the state’s restaurants and has asked President Donald Trump to allow more...
Trump's pandemic adviser, Florida gov. on schoolsPresident Donald Trump's new pandemic adviser, Dr. Scott Atlas, appeared with Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for a panel discussion on education. Atlas said the U.S. is the only Western country..
‘All In, All the Time’: Reopening Florida Schools Is Likened to Military OperationGov. Ron DeSantis, faced with reluctance by local schools to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, compared it to the campaign to get Osama bin Laden.
Gov. Ron DeSantis blasts Florida's unemployment systemFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis says the state's unemployment system is full of "pointless roadblocks" designed to frustrate people so they give up on filing claims. He said that in an exclusive..
Coronavirus updates: Miami schools defy Gov. DeSantis, go online-only; talks on $1 trillion stimulus stall; AG Barr tests negativeCalifornia withholds COVID-19 relief funds from two defiant cities; Florida's largest school district to start year virtually; AG Barr tests negative; Latest news.
Miami Mayor Wants Florida to Mask Up, TooMayor Francis Suarez of Miami, a Republican, wants President Trump and Governor Ron DeSantis to enforce a masks-in-public rule.
Teachers Push Back on Reopening in FloridaEducators unions sue Ron DeSantis, and Congress debates virus aid: This is your morning tip sheet.
As COVID-19 caseload mounts, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sued by teachers over school reopening planThe state's largest teachers union sued the Gov. Ron DeSantis administration over plans to reopen schools for in-person instruction next month.
Ousted Florida scientist Rebekah Jones' whistleblower complaint takes aim at governorThe former data scientist accuses Gov. Ron DeSantis' health agency of seeking to falsify statistics used to justify the state's reopening.
DeSantis Finally Admits ‘There’s A Need For Faster’ COVID-19 Testing As FL Cases SurgeFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday lamented that Floridians are not receiving their COVID-19 test results fast enough as the state continues experiencing mass surges in coronavirus cases. During a..
DeSantis Is Said to Quietly Hinder Fund-Raising for Trump ConventionA personal dispute has prompted Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor, to discourage donors from contributing, people familiar with the discussions said. His top fund-raiser denies any attempt to undercut..
'No need to be fearful': Florida governor Ron DeSantis discusses state's coronavirus casesFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis told people to "focus on facts" as coronavirus cases climb.
Can Gov. DeSantis force Florida schools to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic? Some school leaders seem doubtful.Florida issued an order Monday, requiring all schools to reopen. But educators are concerned about the safety of in-person classes amid coronavirus.
Florida gov. calms fears as COVID cases increaseFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis tried to calm fears about rising COVID cases saying 'there's no need to be fearful.' Florida recorded an all-time high of 11,400 cases Saturday. (July 7)
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pledges to keep state open, downplays rise in coronavirus casesGov. Ron DeSantis is going forward with Florida's plans to stay open as the state has seen an increase in new coronavirus cases in recent weeks.
Florida bill on college athletes' name, image and likeness will be signed by governor todayGovernor DeSantis' action will make Florida third state with this type of law, joining California and Colorado. It will go into effect July 1, 2021.
Florida governor asks court to stay felon voting rulingFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis gave notice on Friday that he will appeal a federal judge's decision on voting rights for felons, while asking for a stay on the ruling that appeared to clear the way for..
Florida summer camps can open without restrictionsFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that summer camps and youth activities can open without restrictions. He said local organizations and governments can set rules and guidelines, but the state..
After scientist fired, Florida governor calls coronavirus data manipulation charge a 'nonissue'Gov. Ron DeSantis faces an explosive charge that his administration is manipulating coronavirus data to make the case for reopening Florida.
Business owners reluctant as Florida reopensFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis' ordered a three-tiered plan to lift the stay-at-home orders starting Monday, but as businesses reopen owners and customers are feeling a range of emotions from elation to..
Some Florida beaches reopen amid virus outbreakNorth Florida beaches became among the first to allow people to return since they were closed to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave the green light on Friday for some..
Florida to unveil plan to ease coronavirus shutdown as data shows U.S. economy shrinksFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday prepared to unveil his plan for easing restrictions on businesses in his state, as data showed the U.S. economy contracted 4.8% in the first quarter due to..
Florida to unveil reopening plan as data shows painful contraction of U.S. economyFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday was preparing to unveil his plan for loosening restrictions on business activity in one of the most populous states in the United States as data showed the..
Nearly 2K new virus cases as testing ramps upFlorida's governor Ron DeSantis says testing for COVID-19 has been ramped up in the US state. At a briefing on Saturday, DeSantis announced just under 2,000 positive cases had been reported over the..
Florida begins reopening beaches amid coronavirus crisis, and people are enthusiastically flockingPeople came faster than a flock of seagulls chasing a french fry when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis reopened some beaches amid the coronavirus pandemic.
WWE deemed 'essential business' by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis' office deemed Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment an essential business that can remain open.
Florida Gov. meets school officials amid pandemicFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis held an education meeting in Tallahassee on Thursday to discuss if online learning was working amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (April 9)
Florida governor: Unemployment system up to speedFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state's heavily criticized unemployment system should now be able to handle the crush of applicants it is receiving as workers lose their jobs during the coronavirus..
Florida governor issues stay-at-home orderFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order on Wednesday, limiting Floridians' movements and interactions outside the home to only essential activites. (April 1)
Florida Governor, at Long Last, Orders Residents to Stay Home to Avoid CoronavirusGov. Ron DeSantis said the decision corresponds with the “national pause” effectively recommended by the White House.
Florida has not issued a statewide stay-at-home order amid coronavirus crisis. Some support Gov. Ron DeSantis' approach. Others don't.Florida, one of the eight states with the most COVID-19 cases, is the only one in that group that hasn't issued a statewide stay-at-home order.
Florida coronavirus cases pass 4000: state border checkpoints begin, vacation rentals haltedFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis tells travelers, "Don't come here" as cases pass 4,000. The state is also checking Louisianians crossing the border by car.
Florida orders travelers from NY area to quarantineFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order mandating that anyone arriving on a flight from New York City and the surrounding areas submit to self-quarantine for two weeks. (March 24)
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Florida confirms two coronavirus cases, one had traveled to Italy: governorThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday confirmed that two presumptive coronavirus cases in Florida were positive, Governor Ron DeSantis said during a news conference.
Pence meets with Fla. Gov DeSantis on coronavirusVice President Mike Pence participates in a Florida Coronavirus Response Meeting with Governor Ron DeSantis, this after President Donald Trump tasked him with overseeing the U.S. response to the new..
End 'loophole': Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis calls for gun restrictions after deadly Pensacola rampageThe FBI said the shooter had legally purchased, in Florida, the 9 mm handgun that he used for Friday's rampage at Pensacola Naval Air Station.
FL Gov. wants more vetting for foreign traineesFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis called for heightened vetting of foreign nationals bound for training on US bases. The FBI confirms it is operating on the assumption that Friday's attack in Pensacola by a..
Pensacola gunman legally purchased Glock 45 used in shooting, FBI says. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blames 'federal loophole'The Saudi national who shot and killed three people at NAS Pensacola bought the Glock 45 9mm used in the attack legally, according to the FBI.
What we know about the Saudi national suspect in the Pensacola Navy base shootingThe Pensacola Navy base shooter was identified as a Saudi national by Gov. Ron DeSantis Friday afternoon.
Florida Senate Votes to Remove Broward Sheriff Scott IsraelThe Senate backed Gov. Ron DeSantis’s decision to remove Mr. Israel over the botched response to the 2018 Parkland school shooting.
Fla. Gov. DeSantis: 'Stay safe, remain vigilant'Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that Hurricane Dorian is on "a much better track" than anticipated a couple of days ago but he urged residents of Florida to "stay safe, remain vigilant," and..
Dorian downgraded, but Fla. gov urges vigilanceFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis is warning residents to "stay vigilant" as Dorian weakened very slightly to a Category 4 storm. (Sept. 2)