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U.S. House passes coronavirus response bill; 40 Republicans dissent

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House early Saturday morning approved an emergency stimulus package to combat the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump signaled his...

A fourth coronavirus death, plus two dozen more infections, mostly in South Florida

The Florida Department of Health on Saturday confirmed a fourth death and reported at least two dozen more coronavirus cases, predominantly in South Florida...

Now there’s 50 coronavirus cases involving Florida residents

Early Friday, the Florida Department of Health reported 47 coronavirus cases involving Florida residents, including the five "repatriated cases" — when the U.S. Department...

FL Legislature passes weakened E-Verify bill; immigration groups are critical

Lawmakers have sent a scaled-back E-Verify bill to Gov. Ron DeSantis that will give Florida businesses the option of using the federal system to...
Florida's surgeon general

Tough road to confirmation: FL Senate finally okays Surgeon General Scott Rivkees

The Florida Senate finally confirmed Florida Surgeon General Scott Rivkees, overcoming controversies and concerns that the pediatric specialist and renowned medical researcher may not...

New FL resident coronavirus case in Miami-Dade; more details on cases in a growing...

The latest update on coronavirus cases in Florida: A 42-year-old Miami-Dade man who is isolated. This is a travel related case connected to exposure...

A jump in coronavirus cases: 15 more reported late Thursday; more FL counties have...

The Florida Department of Health reported 15 more positive coronavirus cases late Thursday, mostly travel related, with a few non-residents in the mix.The new...

In the fight to contain the coronavirus, one element is severely overlooked: Corrections

It’s here. COVID-19 has become the latest threat to human life and the United States economy. All official guidance, be it the Centers for Disease Control...

DeSantis suspends travel by state workers to limit COVID-19; clamps down on ‘mass gatherings’

Using his power as chief executive of the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered tens of thousands of state employees to suspend travel for at...

New FL resident coronavirus case, in Seminole County

The latest update on coronavirus cases in Florida: A 68-year old male in Seminole County. He is isolated. This is a travel-related case connected...

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