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Gov. DeSantis gives in, issues statewide order to Floridians to remain in their homes

Under growing pressure from critics and a rising number of coronavirus infections and deaths, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday issued a statewide stay-at-home order...

COVID-19 threatens census. At stake: money, political power

WASHINGTON — It’s National Census Day.Organizations across the country are marking the occasion with webinars, virtual rallies, Twitter chats and other digital events throughout the week....

Florida loses a federal appeals court ruling on the state’s felon voting law

Update:Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, called for the state to move forward with the implementation of Amendment 4 that would allow...

Gov. DeSantis issues ‘safer at home’ order covering four South FL counties only

Update: This story has been amended to reflect that the actual wording of the order says it will remain in effect until April 15....

Governor’s Mansion has a newborn: Meet Mamie DeSantis

Florida’s First Family just got larger.Casey DeSantis, wife of Gov. Ron DeSantis, has announced the birth of their third child via her Twitter feed....

Former FBI agent from South Florida died under Iranian custody, his family announces

The family of Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent from Florida who has been missing in Iran since 2007, have been advised by federal...

Obama stimulus watchdog: ‘Bad guys’ will make play for COVID-19 relief cash

WASHINGTON — Earl Devaney is feeling déjà vu.Devaney, a former longtime federal watchdog, was hired in 2009 to police the distribution of $840 billion in federal...

More than one out of every five Florida households has responded to the U.S....

A little over one in five Florida households has responded to the 2020 U.S. Census survey, with most responses  filed online, according to data...

COVID-19 deaths hit 13 and Florida nears the 1,000 mark for positive tests

Public health officials on Sunday morning reported a 13th COVID-19 death in Florida – in Palm Beach County, its first – as the number...

Florida may quarantine COVID-19 carriers in hotels, convention centers

State emergency management officials are negotiating with hotels as places to quarantine people who aren’t sick enough with COVID-19 to require treatment in intensive...

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