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FL closing in on 900,000 COVID-19 infections; death toll at 17,518 residents

The Florida Department of Health on Sunday reported 885,201 COVID-19 infections, up by 875,096 cases the day before.The jump of more than 10,000 cases...

FL Sen. Rick Scott quarantines following a Georgia campaign event for two pivotal U.S...

Republican U.S. Senator Rick Scott of Florida tweeted Saturday that he is "immediately" quarantining following a Georgia campaign event related to pivotal U.S. Senate...

QAnon supporter Greene ‘proudly’ condemns face masks at gathering of U.S. House freshmen

WASHINGTON—Newly elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia denounced the usefulness of wearing masks to other House freshmen at their orientation session here on...
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FL faculty members calling for action to curb COVID-19; colleges elsewhere are mandating restrictions

College faculty members in Florida are trying to push back on adding more in-person classes on campuses, while college and universities elsewhere in the...

While joblessness remains high, first-time claims decline in FL

First-time unemployment claims in Florida dipped below 30,000 last week for the first time since March 21, when the pandemic forced massive layoffs --...
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Nearly 3,000 more COVID-19 cases related to FL schools; at least 100 infections in...

Eight Florida counties had 100 or more COVID-19 infections related to public and private K-12 schools last week, new data show, with two counties...

College has become a quandary as COVID-19 complicates upcoming holidays and spring semester

As the first fall semester of college classes wrap up in a COVID-19 world, an unclear narrative has emerged on how Florida colleges and...

FL remains an outlier as Gov. DeSantis bucks national trend on mask mandates

As new daily cases of COVID-19 hit record highs across the nation this week, Florida remains an outlier by not requiring its people to...

President-elect Biden asks all Americans to wear masks to fight national “threat” of COVID-19

In a brief televised statement Monday, President-elect Joe Biden urged people across the country to wear face masks to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.As to...

Democratic Ag Commissioner Fried calls Gov. DeSantis’ remarks ‘irresponsible, destructive’

When President Trump claimed Thursday night that vote-counting is rigged against him, Trump ally and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis loudly seconded him.Speaking on a...

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