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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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Clouds gather ahead of postponed NASA-SpaceX launch in Florida [Video]

Clouds gather ahead of postponed NASA-SpaceX launch in Florida

Timelapse video captures storm clouds rolling over the Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of SpaceX's first launch scrubbed due to the weather

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NBA hoping to restart season July 31, according to report [Video]

NBA hoping to restart season July 31, according to report

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has informed the league's Board of Governors that he hopes to restart the season on July 31, the Athletic reports

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Florida Officials Approve Walt Disney World Reopening Plans [Video]

Florida Officials Approve Walt Disney World Reopening Plans

Florida officials have approved plans for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World. The plan is to begin the reopening in Orlando starting on July 11, reports Reuters. The successful reopening of its..

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KFC Is Testing a New Chicken Sandwich [Video]

KFC Is Testing a New Chicken Sandwich

The fast-food chain has started testing their new “KFC Chicken Sandwich” in Orlando, Florida.

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Historic SpaceX U.S. crew launch scrubbed due to weather [Video]

Historic SpaceX U.S. crew launch scrubbed due to weather

SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket company, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned launch on Wednesday of two Americans into orbit from Florida, a mission that would be..

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Stocks soar on growing economic optimism [Video]

Stocks soar on growing economic optimism

Wall Street rose sharply on Wednesday, powered by bank and retail shares, as the further easing of lockdowns boosted hopes for an economic recovery. Conway G. Gittens has the market action.

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Disney sets to reopen Walt Disney World in July [Video]

Disney sets to reopen Walt Disney World in July

Entertainment conglomerate Walt Disney has cleared one hurdle in its plan to start reopening Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida on July 11. Conway G. Gittens has the details.

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Three States Offer To Host RNC If Trump Pulls Out Of NC [Video]

Three States Offer To Host RNC If Trump Pulls Out Of NC

Republicans in Georgia, Texas, and Florida are offering to host the party’s national convention. That is if Donald Trump makes good on his threat to move the event from North Carolina. Trump has made..

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SpaceX’s first manned mission is 'transforming how we do spaceflight' -NASA [Video]

SpaceX’s first manned mission is 'transforming how we do spaceflight' -NASA

Ahead of SpaceX's historic launch of two American astronauts to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said, "We're transforming how we do..

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Daytona Beach shooting: Rap video stunt ends in tragedy [Video]

Daytona Beach shooting: Rap video stunt ends in tragedy

Shocking aerial footage shows a 200-people crowd gathering in Daytona Beach, Florida, in defiance of social distancing rules. A shooting also occurred nearby, sending several people to..

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Trump Plays Golf Amid Coronavirus Pandemic [Video]

Trump Plays Golf Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

President Donald Trump went to play golf for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic. According to Reuters, Trump visited the Trump National Golf Club in the Washington suburbs. The last time he..

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Trump enjoys second day of golf [Video]

Trump enjoys second day of golf

U.S. President Donald Trump played golf for the second time since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, visiting his club in the Washington suburbs on Sunday.

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NBA in talks with Disney to restart season at sports complex in Florida [Video]

NBA in talks with Disney to restart season at sports complex in Florida

NBA in talks with Disney about restarting its suspended season at Disney World in Florida in late July

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Trump says he may attend SpaceX launch [Video]

Trump says he may attend SpaceX launch

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was "thinking about going" to next week's manned launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon rocket in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Rescued manatees released in Florida Keys [Video]

Rescued manatees released in Florida Keys

Two rescued manatees were released back into the sea off the Florida Keys on Wednesday (May 20) after having been rehabilitated by rescue volunteers.

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Rescued manatees back in the wild after rehab [Video]

Rescued manatees back in the wild after rehab

Two rescued manatees were released back into the sea off the Florida Keys on Wednesday after having been rehabilitated by rescue volunteers.

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All 50 U.S. states reopening in varying degrees [Video]

All 50 U.S. states reopening in varying degrees

As of Wednesday, all 50 states were allowing some level re-openings for certain businesses, with some moving before meeting federal guidelines. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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A nurse struggling with COVID-19 trauma was found dead in his car [Video]

A nurse struggling with COVID-19 trauma was found dead in his car

Becoming a nurse was a dream come true for William Coddington but in March that dream and his long recovery from drug addiction began to unravel as fatally ill COVID-19 patients showed up in his..

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Police hit by bottles at 3,000-people block party in Florida [Video]

Police hit by bottles at 3,000-people block party in Florida

Shocking footage shows police officers making arrests at a 3,000-people block party in Florida. Officers at the weekend street party were hit with alcohol cups, bottles and bar stools. Police say..

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Massive Florida block party defies social-distancing orders [Video]

Massive Florida block party defies social-distancing orders

Police denied on Monday (May 18) that racism was a factor in breaking up a massive block party in Volusia County, Florida over the weekend. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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