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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The officers in the department "are not trained to use tactics" such as neck restraints. The officer has remained unidentified.
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Jennifer Panditaratne’s third-grade daughter had been seeing a reading specialist once a week before her Florida school closed abruptly in March due to the..
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A U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday that Volkswagen AG cannot escape potential financial penalties from two counties in Florida and Utah that may amount to a..
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The post, from Representative Matt Gaetz, a Florida Republican, had likened protesters to terrorists and called for them to be hunted down.
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American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and a Southwest Airlines flight attendant bonded over the book "White Fragility'' on a flight to Florida.
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and U.S. Representative Val Demings of Florida have risen in prominence amid protests against police brutality as Joe Biden..
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Just under 19 hours after launching from Florida, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived at the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Crew..
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The historic SpaceX capsule has docked at the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday morning, less than 24 hours after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center..
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Just under 19 hours after launching from Florida, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley docked with the International..
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US President Donald Trump has postponed the G7 Summit till September and expressed his desire to expand the "outdated" bloc to G10 or G11, including India and..
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Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station on Saturday after Elon Musk's SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a..
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SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission..
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Here are the top stories for Saturday, May 30th: Damage and clean up after Minneapolis protests; NY protesters demand justice for George Floyd; Historic SpaceX..
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As police and protesters clashed for a second day near the White House, Trump offered a warning to "rioters, looters and anarchists" against violence.
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The president also said that his base “love the black people” before traveling to Florida to watch a rocket launch.
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Elon Musk's private rocket company SpaceX was set for a repeat attempt at launching two Americans into orbit on Saturday from Florida for a mission that would..
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NASA and SpaceX teams are targeting exactly 45 seconds after 3:22 p.m. for Saturday's historic launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. ......
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Florida 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..
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Florida officials have approved plans for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World in Orlando starting on July 11, according to a memo from a state agency..
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Florida officials have approved plans for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World in Orlando starting on July 11, according to a memo from a state agency..
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A group of about 10 protesters gathered Friday near a Florida town home that belongs to the Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck. (May..
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The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Disney World Resort is uniquely setup to allow the NBA to resume play and keep teams in a relative bubble.
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There is still a chance of storms this weekend for the historic SpaceX launch, scrubbed Wednesday as a result of bad weather. On Saturday at...
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SpaceX’s historic launch of the first manned mission aboard Crew Dragon was called off by NASA minutes before takeoff, due to bad weather conditions failing to..
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Walt Disney World in Florida on Wednesday announced plans to reopen and MGM Resorts said guests could soon return to Las Vegas casino hotels, as more Americans..
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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..
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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..
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South Beach's Ocean Drive stirred to life on Wednesday after a two-month shutdown, as diners enjoyed breakfast and early cocktails along the Florida tourist..
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Many beachside hotels along the state’s Space Coast were already at full capacity before Wednesday’s scheduled launch, a local tourism executive said.
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Two NASA astronauts arrived at a Florida launch pad flashing thumbs-up signs as they prepared to be carried into orbit on Wednesday by billionaire entrepreneur..
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The Florida resort attracts 93 million visitors annually but capacity will be limited, face masks will be mandatory and you won’t be able to hug Mickey Mouse.
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Two NASA astronauts arrived at a Florida launch pad flashing thumbs-up signs as they prepared to be carried into orbit on Wednesday by billionaire entrepreneur..
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Walt Disney Co plans to reopen the world's largest theme park, Walt Disney World, in phases beginning on July 11, if the governor of Florida approves.
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SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket company, made final preparations to launch two Americans into orbit on Wednesday from Florida on a..
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Walt Disney Co on Wednesday moved a step closer to reopening its Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando, Florida, on July 11, when the Orange County Economic..
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Walt Disney Co aims to begin reopening its Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando, Florida on July 11, a company executive said on Wednesday.
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SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket company, was scheduled to launch two Americans into orbit on Wednesday from Florida on a mission that..
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Jacksonville, Florida Mayor Lenny Curry says if the Republican National Convention needs a new location this summer, his city will be ready. President Trump has..
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SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, was set to launch two Americans into orbit on Wednesday from Florida on a mission that..
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African Redhead Agamas are hard to miss. And the "rainbow lizard," as it's commonly known, could be in Florida to stay.
 
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Republicans in Georgia, Texas and Florida are offering to host the party's national convention if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to move the..
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A federal judge in Florida has struck down a law requiring...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American..
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Entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX is set to launch two American astronauts to the International Space Station on Wednesday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in..
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Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond left a $1,000 tip on a $164.25 bill at a south Florida restaurant this weekend.
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Rory McIlroy's caddie Harry Diamond is set to spend two weeks in quarantine in Florida so that he can be on McIlroy's bag for the PGA Tour's return.
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Most U.S. states have begun to reopen their economies, but Jay Foreman, chief executive of Basic Fun, said he's more worried than ever.
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As MLB begins its most crucial week yet in hopes of salvaging a 2020 season, a quiet but not insignificant gathering took place in Florida.
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A broad trough of low pressure extending across Florida and the adjacent Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters has a 20% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48..
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The president, who has wondered aloud to aides why the convention can’t be held in Florida, said North Carolina’s governor needed to “guarantee” that the..
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Elon Musk is about to face his biggest test after almost two decades as a space entrepreneur: launching human beings into orbit. If the weather holds and there..
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A new policy for some Florida schools will allow transgender students to use their preferred name for distance learning accounts.
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A U.S. judge ruled on Sunday that the state of Florida cannot force felons to pay legal fines and other fees before allowing them to register to vote.
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A shooting that erupted at a Florida beachside road where more than 200 people gathered and were seen partying and dancing despite pandemic restrictions on..
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At least five people were treated for gunshot wounds after a large crowd blocked State Road A1A in Daytona Beach, Florida.
 
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Florida is trying to figure out the daunting prospect of asking residents to evacuate for their safety during a storm after asking them to stay at home for the..
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