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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. Tallahassee is the state's capital.

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CAPE CANAVERAL — Capping a week of celebrations over the historic Apollo 11 mission, Vice President Mike Pence joined astronaut Buzz Aldrin on Saturday at the..
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The celebrations of Apollo 11's historic feat are happening all across America. In Florida, Vice President Mike Pence attended a ceremony at the Kennedy Space..
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The high dew points (which measure moisture in the atmosphere) are usually seen in Florida and the South, but there are exceedingly high dew points in the Upper..
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An immigrant to the United States, Suzanne Vale took no offense at Republican President Donald Trump's tweet this week telling Democratic congresswomen they are..
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Tracking a silver Prius would lead investigators to shocking revelations of alleged Miami hit men and murder-for-hire plot that stunned Tallahassee.
 
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States, cities and counties collect billions of dollars in fines. The Supreme Court raised the possibility that some are going too far.
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Bones found in walls at famously haunted Memphis dive, ‘Baby Shark’ on loop aims to keep away homeless in Florida, and more
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Faucets in the Florida city of Fort Lauderdale began running dry on Thursday after a construction firm damaged a water main, forcing the closure of City Hall and..
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hotels are evacuating guests after a water main break has threatened an area water outage.
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A park in Florida is playing baby shark on continuous loop in order to try to keep the homeless out.
 
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A park in Florida is playing baby shark on continuous loop in order to try to keep the homeless out.
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By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER NEW YORK — A judge denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday, saying the danger to..
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The Jeffrey Epstein case has brought new attention to sex trafficking victims and how abusers can evade police and the court system. Elizabeth Melendez Fisher is..
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The city of West Palm Beach, Fla., is blaring two maddeningly catchy children’s songs on a loop each night to prevent people from sleeping in a city park.
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West Palm Beach, Florida officials are playing "Baby Shark" and "Raining Tacos," on loop overnight in an effort to ward homeless people away.
 
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After a popular Facebook event drew millions of people planning to "Storm Area 51," someone else created an event on the social media site for thousands of..
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A Florida man was arrested after allegedly attacking and mutilating a man he says is his wife's lover. Veuer's Justin Kircher has the story.
 
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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man ever to walk on the Moon. To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, Inside..
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John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday..
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A Florida man allegedly cut off a man's penis months after catching him sleeping with his wife, the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office said.
 
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Fifty years ago on Tuesday, three American astronauts set off from Florida for the Moon on a mission that would change the way we see humanity’s place in the..
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Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, whose Supreme Court opinions transformed many areas of American law during his 34-year tenure, died at the age of 99 in in Ft...
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It's been 50 years since astronauts took off in a rocket bound for the moon. CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood joins CBSN at the Kennedy Space Center in..
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Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along..
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Officials had been searching for the alligator for almost a week. It took someone from a warmer clime — Florida — to nab him. The story had enthralled..
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An alligator expert from Florida has caught Chicago's elusive Chance the Snapper just 36 hours after arriving in Illinois. (July 16)
 
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Following heavy rainfall, a Florida homeowner filmed dozens and dozens of crabs crawling on his house and property. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the story.
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Following heavy rainfall, a Florida homeowner filmed dozens and dozens of crabs crawling on his house and property. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the..
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On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying its crew to the Moon and into history. Half-a-century later, NASA is now preparing a..
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A coalition of immigrant advocacy groups filed a suit to stop enactment of Florida's new 'sanctuary cities' law.
 
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Police say an expert from Florida has captured an elusive alligator in a Chicago public lagoon.
 
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His fascination for space travel began in Cuba and followed him into exile in New York and Florida. Heroes in this country come from all over.
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“I just hope they make it successfully and have no problem,” said a man who’d traveled from California to see Apollo 11 launch to the moon on July 16,..
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Wakulla residents are surprised to learn of the Doomsday couple charged with abusing their adopted twin daughters.
 
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Author Colson Whitehead won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for his novel “The Underground Railroad” which reimagined the railroad as an actual train transporting..
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A Memphis man died Sunday after becoming infected with a flesh-eating bacteria. He had traveled to the Gulf Coast of Florida.
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A 16-year-old girl has been bitten by a shark while boogie boarding in Florida, police say.
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The 8-foot gator didn't know what was coming.
 
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A plane was evacuated after someone sent a photograph of a suicide vest to passengers and flight attendants on board. The unknown sender used Apple’s AirDrop..
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The females reported they were physically and sexually abused by the couple, who stockpiled "food rations and weapons" in case of disaster.
 
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In quite an interesting situation, a congressional candidate in Florida, Omar Reyes, is planning to give out Ethereum tokens to people who volunteer in his..
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Nasty exchange at fast-food restaurant in Florida has female customer berating manager to "speak American English"
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President Trump's Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned Friday after defending his handling of a controversial secret plea deal with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein..
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