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Florida: State in the southeastern 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, with its capital being Tallahassee.

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After base shooting, Pentagon restricts foreign trainee access to guns

The Pentagon announced on Friday new restrictions on international military students' access to guns on U.S. bases, as well as other measures, after a Saudi officer killed three U.S. sailors at a..
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'It was going for my throat': Florida python hunters wrestle invasive snakes

Thomas Aycock's life flashed before his eyes one night in the Everglades as a 13-foot Burmese python squeezed his arm and a leg in its coils. Aycock, who was trying to bag the snake by himself, still..
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Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled [Video]Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled

Ukraine's interior ministry announced an investigation into the possible illegal surveillance of the then American ambassador to Kiev, Marie Yovanovitch, following messages contained in documents..

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Florida Agrees To Purchase 20,000 Acres Of Everglades To Safeguard It From Oil Drilling [Video]Florida Agrees To Purchase 20,000 Acres Of Everglades To Safeguard It From Oil Drilling

The state of Florida has reached a land deal with a private real estate firm. The agreement centers around the state agreeing to buy a large swath of sensitive wetlands. The land is located in the..

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs elated over Notorious B.I.G.'s Hall of Fame induction [Video]Sean 'Diddy' Combs elated over Notorious B.I.G.'s Hall of Fame induction

Sean 'Diddy' Combs jumped and yelled in excitement on the streets of Miami, Florida on Wednesday to celebrate the Notorious B.I.G.'s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

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'An impeachment that will last forever': Pelosi [Video]'An impeachment that will last forever': Pelosi

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said 'time has been our friend in all of this because it has yielded incriminating evidence'. She also announced the team of seven Democratic lawmakers and..

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Who Are The Dems Prosecuting Trump? [Video]Who Are The Dems Prosecuting Trump?

Nancy Pelosi has announced the Democrats who will prosecute President Donald Trump's impeachment case. Politico says the Democrats, all congressmen, will be managers of the impeachment case. Who made..

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Democrats add last-minute evidence in impeachment [Video]Democrats add last-minute evidence in impeachment

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday they would include new evidence when they send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate on Wednesday,..

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Democrats Add More Evidence To Trump's Impeachment Trial [Video]Democrats Add More Evidence To Trump's Impeachment Trial

Democrats claims to have new evidence for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The U.S. House of Representatives said they will include it when they send the formal charges to the Senate...

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Trump Criticizes Over Apple's Decision Over Unlocking Gunman's Phone [Video]Trump Criticizes Over Apple's Decision Over Unlocking Gunman's Phone

Apple refused to help the FBI unlock two iPhones used by a gunman in a deadly Florida shooting. According to Business Insider, President Donald Trump criticized Apple over their decision. Trump claimed..

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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence made honorary Miami cops [Video]Will Smith and Martin Lawrence made honorary Miami cops

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have been made honorary police officers and gifted keys to the city of Miami, Florida in celebration of their return to the Bad Boys film franchise.

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Saudis Withdraw 21 Cadets From US After Stabbing Spree [Video]Saudis Withdraw 21 Cadets From US After Stabbing Spree

Saudi Arabia will withdraw 21 cadets receiving military training in the United States. This is following a U.S. investigation into a Saudi officer’s fatal shooting of three Americans. The stabbing..

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No Cheap Trick: Rapper Trick Daddy Arrested For DUI, Cocaine Possession [Video]No Cheap Trick: Rapper Trick Daddy Arrested For DUI, Cocaine Possession

CNN reports rapper Trick Daddy was arrested in Florida on Saturday on a cocaine possession charge. Trick Daddy's real name is Maurice Samuel Young. Local media reports Young appeared to be asleep..

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Texas becomes first state to refuse refugees [Video]Texas becomes first state to refuse refugees

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas on Friday became the first governor in the United States to refuse to accept refugees under an executive order requiring local jurisdictions to actively opt in to the..

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USMNT get camp underway after "precautionary" move to U.S. amid security concerns [Video]USMNT get camp underway after "precautionary" move to U.S. amid security concerns

U.S. Men's National Soccer team get training camp underway in Florida after "precautionary" move from Qatar amid security concerns

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SpaceX launches 60 satellites into orbit [Video]SpaceX launches 60 satellites into orbit

SpaceX launched its third batch of Starlink satellites into orbit from a U.S. Air Force base in Florida on Monday evening.

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U.S. lawmakers unconvinced by Trump Iran argument, set war powers vote [Video]U.S. lawmakers unconvinced by Trump Iran argument, set war powers vote

Trump administration officials failed to convince many U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that an imminent threat had justified the killing of a top Iranian military commander, and congressional Democrats..

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Childhood beauty pageant star crushed by vitiligo diagnosis throws herself into modelling [Video]Childhood beauty pageant star crushed by vitiligo diagnosis throws herself into modelling

A childhood beauty pageant star who "felt like a dinosaur" after being diagnosed with the skin condition vitiligo has rebuilt her confidence by throwing herself into modelling. Make-up artist, Crystal..

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SpaceX launches new round of Starlink satellites [Video]SpaceX launches new round of Starlink satellites

Elon Musk's company sent another sixty Starlink satellites, hoping to build out its plan for an internet service that reaches across the globe. Olivia Chan reports.

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A Dishonorably Discharged US Marine Breached Trump's Protected Air Terminal [Video]A Dishonorably Discharged US Marine Breached Trump's Protected Air Terminal

A dishonorably discharged US Marine illegally entered a protective air terminal for President Donald Trump in Florida. According to Business Insider, 37-year-old Brandon Magnan was charged with..

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Man Bites Dog. Man Is From Florida, Of Course [Video]Man Bites Dog. Man Is From Florida, Of Course

Police were called to an apartment complex in High Springs, Florida, after a woman complained Donald Watts had been using meth. Newser reports Watts was found lying in a nearby creek, covered in mud..

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U.S. Soccer postpones MNT Qatar training camp [Video]U.S. Soccer postpones MNT Qatar training camp

U.S. Soccer postpones Men's National Team training camp in Qatar due to unrest in Middle east

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Donald Trump: We did not take action to start a war [Video]Donald Trump: We did not take action to start a war

Donald Trump insists he did not want to start a war, but end a war by killing Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike on Friday morning. He spoke to the press from his estate in Palm Beach,..

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Trump says he does not foresee war with Iran [Video]Trump says he does not foresee war with Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump said that he does not think rising tensions with Iran will spiral into a war, though he had earlier threatened retaliation against the country, after the attack on a..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:23Published

El Rey Jesus Church To Host Re-Election Event For Trump [Video]El Rey Jesus Church To Host Re-Election Event For Trump

El Rey Jesus, an evangelical Florida church is hosting a re-election event for President Donald Trump. Yet the church may be violating tax rules barring religious groups from participating in political..

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Protesters burn security post at U.S. Embassy in Iraq in new foreign policy test for Trump [Video]Protesters burn security post at U.S. Embassy in Iraq in new foreign policy test for Trump

The United States is deploying about 750 soldiers to the Middle East in response to the violent protests at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday. Chris Dignam has..

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Florida woman who feeds alligators, vultures behind her home forced to pay $53K in fines

The property owners association said the feedings attracted flocks of defecating, vomiting vultures, as well as raccoons, alligators and a bobcat.
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Trump loses almost every matchup with top 2020 Democrats in Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan, polls find

Out of all the matchups with top Democrats in the three swing states Trump only led Buttigieg and Warren in Wisconsin.
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F.B.I. Vows to Notify State Officials of Any Elections Systems Breaches

The change in policy came after an outcry about how federal law enforcement officials handled a Russian hack of two Florida counties’ voter rolls.
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In Iowa and Florida, cheers for Trump.

Pam Bondi, the White House’s in-house impeachment messenger, was a notable administration official Aboard Air Force Two, but when asked, she said she was just tagging along for a ride to her..
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Pentagon to soon resume Saudi training halted after base shooting

The Pentagon said on Thursday it would soon announce a resumption in operational training of Saudi military officers in the United States, suspended after a Saudi officer's fatal shooting of three..
Reuters - Published

Retiring 102-year-old, Mississippi's bad dam, snowplow strike: News from around our 50 states

Moms' removal from vacant house highlights homelessness in California, officials try to turn tourists into recovery volunteers in Florida, and more
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Offspring of popular webcam eagles in Florida dies

Video showed the eaglet lying on the bottom of the nest and the eaglet's mother, Harriet, standing over her progeny.
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Florida agrees to buy swath of Everglades to protect it from oil drilling

The state of Florida has reached a deal with a private real estate firm to buy a large swath of environmentally sensitive wetlands in the heart of the Everglades to spare the tract from oil drilling,..
Reuters - Published

'Evil and horrendous': Man confesses to killing wife, 3 children and family dog at Florida home, police say

Anthony Todt, 44, was charged with multiple counts of homicide and one count of felony of animal cruelty, Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson said.
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Trump to offer new guidance on school prayer amid rift with evangelical magazine

Trump previewed the idea of new school prayer guidance in an remarks to evangelicals in Florida. Students are already permitted to pray in school.
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Nazi Sympathizer Pleads Guilty to Threatening to Kill Hispanics

Eric Lin, who claimed that President Trump would start a “racial war,” sent a barrage of gruesome Facebook messages to a Florida woman.
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A Trump ally cast doubt on whether House Republicans would be on the president’s defense team.

Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida said was possible that some of Mr. Trump’s closest supporters would instead serve in a “consultant” role.
NYTimes.com - Published

20-year-old dies, several hurt in Florida crash involving Holy Cross women's rowing team

Vero Beach Police said a 20-year-old woman on the Holy Cross college rowing team was killed after the team van was hit by a truck on Wednesday.
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1 dead, several injured in crash involving Holy Cross rowing team in Florida

One person died and several others were injured Wednesday morning after a van driving a Massachusetts college rowing team was involved in a crash.  
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President Trump slams Apple for refusing to unlock criminals’ iPhones

president trump slams apple for refusing to unlock criminals’ iphones
President Donald Trump has slammed Apple over what he said is the company’s refusal to unlock the iPhones of “violent criminal elements” in order to help law enforcement officials in cases such..
WorldNews - Published

Who is Val Demings? Impeachment Manager Offers Law Enforcement Experience

Ms. Demings, a relatively junior member of Congress from Florida who had been a police chief, has become a respected questioner on both the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees.
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Trump says Apple refusing to unlock phones used by 'killers, drug dealers'

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Apple Inc has refused to unlock phones used by criminals, in a tweet a day after Trump's attorney general accused the company of not being helpful in an..
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Florida's 'Python Challenge' brings hundreds together for one goal: Catching huge snakes

By Monday morning, 662 people registered for the Florida Python Challenge to hunt invasive snakes in the Everglades.  
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Apple doesn’t need to open iPhone shooter for US Justice

apple doesn’t need to open iphone shooter for us justice
It is the iPhone of a Saudi soldier who opened fireplace at an American military base in Florida in December, killing three and injuring eight. US Justice Minister William Barr requested Apple to..
WorldNews - Published

After Florida killings, Saudis withdraw 21 cadets from United States

after florida killings, saudis withdraw 21 cadets from united states
Saudi Arabia will withdraw 21 cadets receiving military training in the United States following a US investigation into a Saudi officer's fatal shooting of three Americans at a Florida naval base that..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Democratic Super PAC Books First TV Ads in $150 Million Anti-Trump Push

The ad campaign from Priorities USA will begin appearing on television in Wisconsin next month, and in Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan in March.
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Apple rejects claims it did not provide assistance in Pensacola shooting probe

Apple Inc on Monday said it rejects "the characterization that Apple has not provided substantive assistance" in the investigation into a shooting in Pensacola, Florida, last month.
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US attorney general: Pensacola Navy base shooting 'act of terrorism'

us attorney general: pensacola navy base shooting 'act of terrorism'
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday that the shooting by a Saudi pilot at a Navy base in Pensacola, southeastern state Florida, in December was "an act of terrorism." The evidence shows..
WorldNews - Published

AP Top Stories January 13 P

Here's the latest for Monday January 13th: U.S. sending Saudi cadets home after Fla. shooting; Snow blankets Pacific Northwest; Calif. sends emergency crews to Puerto Rico and Queen agrees to Harry,..
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Florida educators rally for more school spending

Thousands of school workers from across the state are assembling at Florida's Capitol to rally for more education spending. The 145,000-member Florida Education Association is calling for 10% wage..
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'Shouldn't have to marry a sugar daddy': Teachers, outraged over pay, rally in Florida capital

Florida is 26th in the nation for starting pay for teachers. Teachers rallied in Tallahassee Monday over their salaries and money for schools.
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U.S. ousts 21 Saudi military personnel after Florida killings

Twenty-one Saudi military cadets undergoing U.S. training will be ousted following an investigation into the fatal shooting of three Americans by a Saudi officer at a Florida naval base that U.S...
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U.S. calls shooting by Saudi officer in Florida 'act of terrorism'

The fatal shooting of three Americans by a Saudi Air Force officer at a Florida naval base last month was "an act of terrorism," U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday, adding that 21 Saudi..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to expel some Saudi trainees after naval base shooting

The United States is expected to expel some Saudi military students following a shooting attack by a Saudi trainee at a Florida naval base last month, a U.S. congressional source familiar with the..
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U.S. to announce 'actions' after Saudi military trainees review: source

The U.S. government will announce "actions" on Monday along with results of a Justice Department criminal investigation into the December shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida that..
Reuters - Published

How the Police Use Facial Recognition, and Where It Falls Short

Records from Florida, where law enforcement has long used the controversial technology, offer an inside look at its risks and rewards.
NYTimes.com - Published

12 Saudis reportedly to be expelled from US after Pensacola shooting rampage

12 Saudi military personnel training in the U.S. will be expelled following a shooting rampage in Florida, multiple media outlets are reporting.
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Saudi military trainees to be expelled from US after Florida shooting

saudi military trainees to be expelled from us after florida shooting
WASHINGTON: More than a dozen Saudi servicemen who are training at US military bases will be expelled from the United States in the aftermath of a Pentagon review prompted by the deadly December 6..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in 'Bullitt' sells for $3.4 million

ford mustang driven by steve mcqueen in 'bullitt' sells for $3.4 million
The 1968 Ford Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in the classic car chase from the movie "Bullitt, one of the most famed cars from American cinema, sold for $3.4 million at auction in Florida on..
WorldNews - Published

Former Mrs. Florida headed to prison for stealing elderly mom's Social Security checks

Former beauty queen Karyn Turk plead guilty in September to a misdemeanor charge of Social Security fraud.  
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Uber, Florida officials huddle to combat human trafficking ahead of Super Bowl 2020

Florida's attorney general, Uber, Lyft and other groups are using education to combat human trafficking at the next month's Super Bowl in Miami.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Gray whale tows calf, wolves on the move, John Dillinger won't be exhumed; News from around our 50 states

Florida woman gave birth to two sets of twins in 2019, Maine lobster harvest not as bad as feared, and more
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Teacher Is Charged With Battery After Throwing Student Out of Class

The educator at a middle school in Florida, Jeffrey A. Paffumi, was arrested after a confrontation with the 14-year-old over playing music in class, an affidavit said.
NYTimes.com - Published

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