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The government will make this month's payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that President Donald Trump still wants to repeal and replace, a White House official said Wednesday.

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Officials from other national memorials will be on a panel during the first public meeting to discuss what should be in a memorial to the victims of the Florida nightclub massacre.

Officials hope a pilot program will reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths in Jacksonville.

Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: Stop trying to scuttle the Obama health care law, and start trying to make it more effective.

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Hard-line conservatives began an uphill fight Friday to force a fresh House vote this fall on erasing much of President Barack Obama's health care law without an immediate replacement, the latest instance of Republican rifts in what's been a fractious week for the GOP.

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A second Miami judge has ruled that recent changes to Florida's Stand Your Ground self-defense law are unconstitutional.

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A Florida congressman helped catch and kill five invasive Burmese pythons during a nighttime hunt in the Everglades.

U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney joined hunters hired by the South Florida Water Management District in the wetlands Thursday night, the Naples Daily News reported.

The waning of Zika outbreaks in the Caribbean and South America has helped slow the spread of the mosquito-borne virus in Florida this year, according to health officials.

A sentencing hearing in a Medicare fraud case against a prominent Florida eye doctor separately accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez was postponed Thursday at the last minute.

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The federal corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez will begin as scheduled next month after a judge said he'd wait to rule on the Democrat's motion to dismiss the charges based on a 2016 Supreme Court ruling.

The Trump administration's own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found.

WMFE

Government attorneys say a court should not reveal information about the psychological condition of the wife of a Florida nightclub gunman — at least not yet.

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The mother of a Manatee County girl found dead in a freezer has been sentenced to 65 years in prison.

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The owner of an Orlando day care center where a 3-year-old boy was found dead after being left in a van all day apologized to the child's family hours before the state announced it was temporarily shutting the business down.

Florida's Department of Health has licensed two additional medical marijuana treatment centers.

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A cancer doctor in Florida has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for using unauthorized and misbranded drugs for her patients.

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Southwest Florida law enforcement agencies are checking Ford SUVs in their vehicle fleets to keep officers safe from carbon monoxide leaks.

WMFE

The wife of the shooter in the Florida nightclub massacre plans to say she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder when she goes on trial next year, according to court documents.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says lawmakers have authorized seven new medical facilities for veterans in Florida.

WMFE

A judge is permitting the wife of the Florida nightclub shooter to get a mental evaluation from an expert chosen by prosecutors.

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Police in Hillsborough County say a 4-year-old child fatally shot himself with a gun he found in his house.

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The University of Central Florida's College of Medicine has received permission to build a new teaching hospital.

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It's been a historically hot July in Miami.

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A Florida health care administrator accepted bribes in exchange for helping a nursing home owner accused of orchestrating a $1 billion Medicare and Medicaid fraud scheme keep his license, federal prosecutors said.

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A woman has been arrested in Puerto Rico and charged in her baby's fatal fentanyl overdose in Florida last year.

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A Florida woman has died in a crash near Tampa from injuries that may have been caused by an exploding Takata air bag inflator.

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Seven people, including a police officer, three firefighters and a family of three, were taken to a hospital Thursday morning after falling ill from the effects of unknown fumes at a home southwest of Miami, officials said.

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Having just closed the case on a police shooting that occurred more than eight years ago, Miami's top prosecutor said her office takes "far too long" to investigate shootings involving police officers.

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A Florida man who randomly beat to death an elderly woman after taking the hallucinogenic drug flakka has been sentenced to life in prison.

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Authorities investigating the wife of a man who massacred Florida nightclub patrons have seized three computers, cellphones, an IPad and a Facebook account as evidence.

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