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Hurricane Michael Weakening After Historic Slam Into Florida Panhandle

Updated at 11:08 p.m. ET The eye of Hurricane Michael is weakening as it churns across south-central Georgia. Now a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, it made landfall around midday Wednesday in the Florida Panhandle near Panama City at Category 4 strength, with winds of 155 mph. That made Michael the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the continental U.S. in more than a quarter-century, according to the National Hurricane Center . At least one person has died from...

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In South Florida, high school football has seen a decline in participation amid growing health concerns. Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach recently shut down its program after the coach said they couldn’t get enough players to field a team.

President Trump's choice of Brett Kavanaugh is already the most contentious nomination to the Supreme Court since Clarence Thomas won a 52-48 confirmation vote in 1991.

Thomas' was the closest vote confirming a justice since the 1800s, and it followed a stormy hearing and an adverse vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The process nearly foundered on accusations of sexual harassment and racial prejudice.

But the Senate in that day settled down, and Thomas has served on the court for 27 years – a nearly always silent anchor on the court's right.

Changing the cannulas or tubes in the insulin pumps is not only painful for patients, but increases their risk of infection. 

Federal Changes Take Aim At Opioid Abuse

Oct 5, 2018

The federal government is changing rules about how it helps with treatment for substance-abuse disorders, including requiring screening new Medicare beneficiaries for opioid abuse.

In a case being watched by local governments across the state, the Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments Feb. 6 in a dispute about construction of a hospital in Volusia County. 

Scott Says Health Care A ‘Right,’ But Questions Remain

Oct 5, 2018

In trying to distance himself from a multistate lawsuit that could eliminate insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said this week he believes health care should be a “right.”

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A Florida group is planning to use settlement money from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill toward projects along the state's gulf coast. It was a collaboration among 23 counties from the panhandle to the Keys.

Inflexible work schedules and lack of support can make it tough for new mothers in the military to keep breastfeeding their children.

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Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday said reports of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Florida prompted her to launch a statewide investigation and led to a website where people can anonymously report allegations.

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