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 and 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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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hit President Donald Trump on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as climate change, in a speech that was..
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The presidential rivals both appeared in Tampa, confronting their vulnerabilities and courting a range of voters, a clear sign that both see their political..
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Democrat Biden's lead over the US president is narrower in must-win states, with Florida a key prize.
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According to the latest CBS Battleground tracker, Joe Biden has the lead among Latino voters but President Trump has the lead among the senior population in..
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President Trump and Joe Biden are facing off in Florida, where a record 7 million residents have already voted. Ed O’Keefe reports.
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CBS News contributor Maria Elena Salinas joined "Red and Blue" to discuss her reporting for the primetime special "The Deciders." She spoke with Latino Americans..
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Joe Biden is campaigning in Florida, aiming to deny President Donald Trump a win in a state that is pivotal to his reelection hopes. (Oct. 29)
 
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First lady Melania Trump made her first joint campaign appearance of the year with her husband, President Donald Trump, at a rally in Florida, a state all but..
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President Trump and Joe Biden are campaigning in Florida today. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns joined CBSN's Tanya Rivero with the importance of the..
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are chasing votes Thursday in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's..
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The Florida judge leading Duval County's vote-counting board has donated repeatedly to President Trump's re-election campaign.
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The two candidates will hold events in Tampa just hours apart.
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With days to go until Election Day, both President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are campaigning Thursday in the key battleground state of Florida...
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Hurricane Zeta made landfall as a powerful Category 2 storm, the fifth named storm to slam the Gulf Coast this season. Also, both the Biden and Trump campaigns..
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At least half of Florida's 30 largest police agencies said they apply Marsy's Law to shield the names of officers. Now it's on the ballot in Kentucky.
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A wealthy Florida businessman is arrested after a violent confrontation with his wife – she survived. Did his daughter’s sumptuous wedding lead to a..
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A former principal, whose Holocaust comments prompted national outrage, apologized and asked to keep his position at a Florida high school.
 
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The woman was charged with racing an SUV toward a barrier at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, in January, prompting officers to fire at her vehicle.
 
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Anthony Steven Guevara of Naples logged onto the Florida Department of State website and changed DeSantis' address to a home in West Palm Beach.
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Florida Gators are up to 37 positive COVID-19 tests in October but coach Dan Mullen expects to have enough to play Saturday against Missouri.
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The gloves, headed for hospitals battling the pandemic, were worth around $1 million, the supplier said.
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The driver, a friend of the victim, is charged with murder and illegal transport of human remains.
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A viral meme claiming five states are now "mask-free" is partly false. There are local rules in place about face coverings.
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Former President Barack Obama is holding a drive-in rally in Orlando.
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The billionaire former New York City mayor has concentrated largely on Florida in the general election. But his private polling found President Trump vulnerable..
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The billionaire former New York City mayor has concentrated largely on Florida in the general election. But his private polling found President Trump vulnerable..
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Two whale sharks and large manta ray were spotted swimming around the sunken Thomas Heyward a Liberty Ship.
 
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"It was amazing. When I put that pen to the paper, I finally got a voice."
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(CNN)"Florida, Florida, Florida," said the late Tim Russert on election night in 2000, a prescient observation on what would become the nation's most important..
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Ocala chief Greg Graham was piloting the single-engine aircraft when it went down near the Marion County Airport, officials said.
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The death of Greg Graham, who became Ocala's 30th police chief in January 2012, stunned the central Florida city northwest of Orlando.
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CBS News Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto breaks down the latest polling with less than two weeks until Election Day.
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A young woman vanishes from her Florida condo – security footage captures a phantom figure calmly parking her car. Is it the kidnapper? "48 Hours"..
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A young woman vanished from her Florida condo in January 2006 and has not been seen since. Where is Jennifer Kesse?
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Barack Obama really should consider taking up stand-up comedy in retirement, because the dude's got some great jokes about President Trump ... especially when..
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With just 10-days left until Election Tuesday, the Trump and Biden campaigns are both making their final push to win over voters in the critical battleground..
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President Trump cast his ballot Saturday in Florida, as some form of voting is underway throughout the country. CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion and Sean..
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The US president's frenetic schedule sees him visiting three key states in one day after voting in Florida.
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“America’s Right to Vote” showcases Caitlin Huey-Burns’ on-the-ground reporting on voting rights and voter access in battleground states including Ohio,..
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Candidates made their cases as hundreds of thousands of people jammed long lines to vote in New York, Florida and elsewhere.
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U.S. President Donald Trump addressed supporters at a campaign rally in North Carolina on Saturday, hours after he cast his ballot in early voting in Florida...
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President Donald Trump has cast his ballot in the 2020 presidential election. The president voted at an early voting location in West Palm Beach, Florida on..
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President Trump just racked up another vote in his column ... his own. Trump hit the polls early Saturday in West Palm Beach, FL, telling his supporters, "I..
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President Donald Trump votes early in the US election, while on a campaign visit in Florida.
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"I voted for a guy named Trump," the president said.
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The US President said he voted "for a guy named Trump" after he cast his ballot in Florida on Saturday in early voting in the presidential elections.(Oct...
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The president will vote in Florida before heading to rallies in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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There are now just 10 days until the election and the Trump and Biden campaigns are in overdrive to get out the vote. Former Vice President Joe Biden will make..
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A US Navy training plane that took off from Florida has crashed in an Alabama suburb near the Gulf Coast, killing both people in the plane, authorities say. Zach..
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President Trump's got himself a costar at his latest rally in Florida -- one of his supporters who can't stop flashing what looks like the white power hand..
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President Donald Trump stumped in the battleground state of Florida Friday, slamming rival Joe Biden for his remarks on oil and insisting the U.S. can never have..
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One day after the final debate, President Trump was in Florida and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden visited Delaware as both continue battling for swing..
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