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A board overseeing Orlando International Airport approved a measure prohibiting marijuana on its premises, despite its decriminalization by local police and passage of its use for medical purposes by Florida voters last fall.

Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say.

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather as Tropical Storm Cindy sloshed ashore early Thursday in southwestern Louisiana.

Bucking a growing trend elsewhere in the south, Hillsborough County officials decided Wednesday not to move a Confederate memorial from in front of a courthouse administrative building in downtown Tampa.

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

From the Florida Panhandle to eastern Texas, residents and government officials along the northern Gulf Coast kept an eye on slow-moving Tropical Storm Cindy, which the National Weather Service said posed a threat of "life-threatening flash flooding."

Florida Public Archaeology Network

City workers on Tuesday started moving a Confederate statue called "Johnny Reb" from a park in the heart of downtown Orlando to a nearby cemetery, following renewed public outcry that it is a symbol of racism and white supremacy.

Florida's state-created property insurer is probably going to raise its rates again.

Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

A tropical storm warning has been issued for a section of Louisiana's coast as a weather system approaches from the Gulf of Mexico.

Centene announced it will offer health insurance plans on Florida's Affordable Care Act exchange for the first time, joining Florida Blue and Molina, who will also remain in the market. This week's news comes as several insurers have pulled out of the exchange amid uncertainties about subsidies and other changes under a Republican replacement.

Florida health officials have issued their proposed rules to implement the state's constitutional medical marijuana amendment.

Office of the Governor

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a day after insisting he still hadn't made up his mind, signed a sweeping education bill into law Thursday that steers more public money to privately run charter schools.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department / Facebook page

A Florida driver died when he drove into a large branch that had broken off and blocked the street.

A federal judge in Florida has reversed his own order and will keep a self-professed neo-Nazi accused of collecting bomb-making materials in jail during legal proceedings.

A new conservative group wants to end the death penalty in Florida, citing the expense and the morality of taking another life.

The attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando helped drive up Florida's murder rate in 2016 to its highest level since 2008, according to crime statistics released Wednesday by the state's top law enforcement agency.

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Walt Disney World plans to honor a Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator at one of its resorts near Orlando with a sculpture of a lighthouse.

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A self-proclaimed neo-Nazi arrested after agents found bomb-making materials in his Florida apartment planned to use the explosives to harm civilians, nuclear facilities and synagogues, federal prosecutors said.

Less than six weeks after he helped revive a flagging House Republican health care bill and push it to passage, President Donald Trump now says the measure is "mean" and is asking GOP senators to make it more generous.


Officials in Florida are investigating two LA Fitness health clubs after four customers contracted Legionnaires' disease.

Continuing a dropout trend seen in the Obama years, about 16 percent of consumers who signed up for coverage this year through public health insurance markets had canceled their plans by early spring, the government said Monday.

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