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Lawmakers seek stricter consequences for leaving kids unattended in car and failing to use...

A state lawmaker wants to increase current child welfare protections in Florida, focusing on instances where children are unattended in a vehicle or aren’t...
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State health officials seek budget boost to contain the hepatitis A outbreak

Florida health officials are asking for $15 million in the new state budget to contain an outbreak of hepatitis A and other emerging diseases,...

A secretive and scary drug-resistant fungus has landed in Florida and it can kill...

In June of 2017, the Florida Department of Health requested that health care providers and laboratories start reporting a mysterious fungus infection.The scary fungus...

Second death reported in FL linked to vaping, CDC releases new findings

Shortly after the Florida Department of Health reported one death related to e-cigarette use, also known as vaping, the agency disclosed an updated report...

‘Shock wave’ engulfs hemp hopes; FL senators ask, ‘What went wrong?’

Tough federal rules limiting the intoxicating ingredient in hemp crops have sent a "shock wave" through the budding hemp industry among growers.That's because they're...

Congress reaches landmark deal on paid family leave for federal employees 

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers have reached a landmark agreement on paid parental leave for federal workers that could institute paid time off for civilian employees...

Democrats, Trump declare victory on massive trade deal

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats have worked out key differences with the Trump administration over a massive trade deal, allowing both sides to declare...

FL Senate panel backs parental-consent abortion bill

Teenagers will have to secure the approval of their parents before they have an abortion under a bill that cleared the Senate Health Policy...

Rescue mission for Florida’s dying corals — a national treasure vanishing before our eyes

Scientists, conservationists and divers are launching an ambitious mission to rescue Florida's dying coral reefs system."It's a national treasure that is vanishing before our...

A long family tradition continues with the ‘Medicare for All’ fight

WASHINGTON — Toward the end of his life, the late U.S. Rep. John Dingell Jr. reportedly asked his wife to carry the torch on...

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