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Sean Baker's "The Florida Project" takes place in a blindingly purple low-budget motel named the Magic Castle, just down Route 192 from Disney's Magic Kingdom. For the children of single parents who live there, the Kissimmee, Florida, motel is a playground — even if they're living in poverty.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials say genetically modified mosquitoes are not "drugs" and should be regulated by environmental authorities.

The phone calls come — from fellow scientists and desperate strangers — with a single question for the alcohol chief at the National Institutes of Health: Where can my loved one find good care to get sober?

A federal judge has blocked a Florida law that would require people and groups that provide abortion advice to register with the state and furnish women with a detailed explanation of the procedure and alternatives.


Winning a "stand your ground" hearing to avoid criminal prosecution in Florida doesn't automatically grant immunity from civil suits, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case over a barroom fight.

Officials across the state of Florida say the cleanup of debris left in Hurricane Irma's wake could last until the end of hurricane season.


Florida's state-created property insurer says Hurricane Irma will cause over $1 billion in insured losses to the company.


The power is back on in Florida. So why is the internet still out for some people, more than two weeks after Hurricane Irma struck?

Lawyers for an Alaska man charged with killing five people and wounding six at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport mass shooting say he remains mentally fit to proceed in the case.


A paraglider knocked out electricity in a Pinellas County neighborhood after crashing into power lines.

A couple is facing felony charges after deputies say their 1-year-old girl nearly died from a heroin overdose.

Nova Southeastern University is planning to develop a new 27-acre campus in the Tampa Bay area following a $200 million commitment.


Authorities say a Department of Homeland Security agent took bribes to help a Colombian cocaine trafficker avoid charges.

A Department of Justice news release says Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Christopher Ciccione was indicted by a federal grand jury in Florida on Monday on charges of conspiracy, corruption and obstruction of justice.

Memo to Republican senators: Many of the states President Donald Trump won last year would lose significant federal financing under the last-ditch Republican health care bill headed for a possible showdown in the Senate this week.

Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they're pushing toward a climactic Senate face-off this week. Yet their path to succeeding in their last-gasp effort has grown narrower, perhaps impossible.

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