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Officials from other national memorials will be on a panel during the first public meeting to discuss what should be in a memorial to the victims of the Florida nightclub massacre.

The number of tourists visiting Florida continues to grow.

The number of active hate groups in Florida ranks second among other states in the nation.

A Florida group trying to preserve Confederate monuments is backing a new effort: erecting a statue of Snooty the manatee.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would make it harder for state legislators to raise taxes or fees.

Officials hope a pilot program will reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths in Jacksonville.

Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: Stop trying to scuttle the Obama health care law, and start trying to make it more effective.

Hard-line conservatives began an uphill fight Friday to force a fresh House vote this fall on erasing much of President Barack Obama's health care law without an immediate replacement, the latest instance of Republican rifts in what's been a fractious week for the GOP.

A second Miami judge has ruled that recent changes to Florida's Stand Your Ground self-defense law are unconstitutional.

A Florida congressman helped catch and kill five invasive Burmese pythons during a nighttime hunt in the Everglades.

U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney joined hunters hired by the South Florida Water Management District in the wetlands Thursday night, the Naples Daily News reported.

The waning of Zika outbreaks in the Caribbean and South America has helped slow the spread of the mosquito-borne virus in Florida this year, according to health officials.

A sentencing hearing in a Medicare fraud case against a prominent Florida eye doctor separately accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez was postponed Thursday at the last minute.

When 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Florida in 2016, Gov. Rick Scott publicly offered his sympathy to the victims' families and the LGBT community.

The federal corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez will begin as scheduled next month after a judge said he'd wait to rule on the Democrat's motion to dismiss the charges based on a 2016 Supreme Court ruling.

The owner of an Orlando day care center where a 3-year-old boy was found dead after being left in a van all day apologized to the child's family hours before the state announced it was temporarily shutting the business down.

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