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Officials say 26 students and one adult staff member from a South Florida high school have been hospitalized, including some who had seizures, after possible exposure to an unknown substance.

Health officials in Florida have confirmed the state's first case of dengue.

Two marijuana stores in Massachusetts were given the green light Friday to begin selling to recreational customers next week, making them the first commercial pot shops in the eastern United States.

The nation's second-largest drugstore chain says Florida's lawsuit alleging that it helped fuel the state's opioid crisis "is without merit."

Pasco County Sheriff's Office

Authorities say 39 white supremacist gang members have been arrested in a gun and drug-trafficking operation.

Police in South Florida say a 66-year-old doctor is accused of giving patients medical marijuana cards without meeting them in person, conducting physical exams or requiring a debilitating medical condition.

The United States Coast Guard seized cocaine with an estimated street value of around $500 million during a series of interdictions in international waters.

Gov. Rick Scott's Office, Daylina Miller/WUSF

Florida's acrimonious battle for the U.S. Senate is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review showed Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson separated by just a few thousand votes.

The then-sheriff's deputy on campus during the Florida high school massacre is scheduled to testify Thursday before a state commission investigating the shooting, a day after members called him "not a real cop" and "a coward."

Office of Sen. Mitch McConnell

Rick Scott is Florida's Republican governor, not a senator-elect.

Yet there he was at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's left shoulder Wednesday when the Kentucky Republican welcomed GOP senators who will take their seats in January when the new Congress is sworn in.

Senator Rick Scott
Office of Senator Rick Scott

Florida Gov. Rick Scott will step down from the state panel responsible for certifying the results in the state's highly contested elections.

Florida’s retail industry is gearing up for this year’s back-to-school sales tax “holiday” on clothes, classroom supplies and computer equipment, with the state offering the tax break for five days .
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The founder of a company that operated charter schools in several Florida counties has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The man accused of gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school registered to vote while behind bars awaiting trial.

Steve Newborn / WUSF Public Media

Mishaps, protests and litigation are overshadowing the vote recount in Florida’s pivotal races for governor and Senate, reviving memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco in the premier political battleground state.

Officials say a Florida trapper has captured a record-setting python as part of a program to remove the invasive species from the Everglades.

Steve Newborn

After some early bumps, more than half of Florida's 67 counties began recounting votes Sunday in the razor-thin Senate and gubernatorial races, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco.

Update: 4:30 p.m.

County election offices across Florida are starting to schedule machine recounts for too-close-to-call races for the U.S. Senate and governor races, the agriculture commissioner and three contests in the state legislature.

Gov. Rick Scott's Office, Daylina Miller/WUSF

Judges in Palm Beach and Broward counties sided with Florida Gov. Rick Scott against two supervisors of elections on Friday as Sen. Bill Nelson filed his own lawsuit challenging the state's mail-in ballot signature law.

Daylina Miller / WUSF Public Media

Democrat Andrew Gillum's campaign said Thursday that it's prepared for a possible recount in the Florida governor's race that he conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis on Tuesday night.

The personality looming over the 2018 midterms was President Donald Trump. The issue was health care, the top concern for voters as they decided how to cast their ballots.

New research shows the number of butterflies and caterpillars in North Florida has been declining substantially over the last decade or so.

Mark Schreiner / WUSF Public Media

Republican Ashley Moody will be Florida's next attorney general.

Moody defeated Democratic state Sen. Sean Shaw by more than 500,00 votes in Tuesday's election. Moody is a former judge and federal prosecutor from the Tampa area.

Lottie Watts / WUSF

With one day left before Election Day, more than 5 million voters have already cast ballots in the battleground state of Florida, and records show Democrats have the edge.

Authorities say a fire broke out in a South Florida nursing home, injuring two residents and a staff member.

A pitcher on the Florida Marlins team that won the 2003 World Series has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for taking part in an insurance scam.

Two U.S. senators and three congressmen are asking federal officials to bring recreational vehicles and mobile homes to the Florida Panhandle to help residents who lost their homes to Hurricane Michael.

Mary Shedden

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama are coming to Florida in the final days of the 2018 campaign.

In Florida, schools have yet to reopen in an area heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael, and the biggest roadblocks have been securing housing and child care for teachers and staff. So the Bay District Schools are opening child-care sites as classes resume early next month.

Florida's governor has ordered state troopers to increase patrols at religious institutions statewide in the wake of a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Broward County Sheriff's Office

A Florida man with a long criminal history was charged Friday in the nationwide mail-bomb scare targeting prominent Democrats who have traded criticism with President Donald Trump. It was a first break in a case that has seized the national conversation and spread fear of election-season violence with little precedent in the U.S.

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