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Boston University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez's brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from the same degenerative brain disease as Hall of Famer Junior Seau and former Bears defensive back Dave Duerson, who also took their own lives.

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The Florida Senate has passed a bill that would require the state Department of Environmental Protection to promptly notify the public after a pollution spill occurs.

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The Florida House is formally apologizing for decades of abuse at a reform school and to the families of four young black men accused of raping a white woman 68 years ago in what's now seen as a case of racial injustice.

The House unanimously passed two resolutions Tuesday acknowledging the state's misdeeds involving the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys and the group known as the "Groveland Four."

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A Florida judge sometimes wears yoga clothes under her black robe.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott for the first time said that he supports having the state acquire land to build a reservoir system south of Lake Okeechobee to help battle toxic algal blooms.

Dr. Celeste Philip's confirmation process to remain Florida's Surgeon General has completed its first step.

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A pro-Trump group is airing ads in a dozen Republican-held House districts aimed at drumming up support for the White House's wounded drive to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law.

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University of Florida researchers say they've found more beetles that can carry a disease threatening avocado trees.

Some Florida lawmakers want manatees back on the endangered species list.

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A water shortage warning has been issued to 8.1 million residents from Orlando to the Florida Keys.

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"Obamacare" is proving more of a challenge than the Trump administration bargained for.

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Police say a 71-year-old Canadian HIV/AIDS researcher died while swimming off a Florida beach with his family.

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Unsafe seafood. Insufficiently refrigerated meats. Rusty shelving. Cooks without hairnets.

Reports show Florida health inspectors cited President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort with 15 violations in late January, days before the U.S. leader hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a diplomatic visit.

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Endangered deer in the Florida Keys are no longer receiving anti-parasite medication to protect against flesh-eating screwworms.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the Key deer no longer need oral medications because it's been over three months since the last confirmed screwworm infection in the National Key Deer Refuge.

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Officials say a Florida police officer who shot an autistic man's caretaker is facing criminal charges.

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The Florida Forest Service says more than 100 active wildfires are burning across the state right now.

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An environmental group is suing to block the dredging of an important shipping channel in the St. Johns River in Jacksonville.

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The Republican health care bill remained in shambles Thursday as House leaders threw up their hands and sent lawmakers home for a two-week recess. GOP chiefs announced a modest amendment to curb premium increases, but internal divisions still blocked their promised repeal of former President Barack Obama's law.

"This brings us closer to the final agreement that we all want to achieve," House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said of the new amendment, flanked by about two dozen GOP lawmakers at a news briefing meant to project unity.

Florida could begin issuing what's essentially a fetal death certificate to women who have had miscarriages.

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The White House and House Republicans appear short of a last-ditch deal on their long-promised repeal of Barack Obama's health care law. And in an unexpected twist, "Obamacare" — never very popular — seems to be rising in public opinion polls.

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The Florida House wants to fight opioid addiction by placing new restrictions on how doctors prescribe painkillers.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is taking away 21 more first-degree murder cases from a prosecutor who has said she will no longer seek the death penalty.

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Dry weather has caused the water level in Lake Okeechobee drop below the minimum range targeted for South Florida’s drinking water supply.

U.S. health officials have begun enrolling volunteers for critical next-stage testing of an experimental vaccine to protect against Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects in pregnant women.

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Nine people are headed to federal prison after pleading guilty to a South Florida-based, $172 million scheme involving fraudulent medications.

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Polk County soon could have stronger legal power in its fight against BS Ranch and Farm, which recycles human waste, out-of-date foods and mulch into soil that is sold to growers.

People who receive cash assistance from the Florida government and fail to comply with work requirements could be left without money for a longer time.

A bill that would steer more Florida drug offenders to diversion programs rather than prisons is moving forward.

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A judge has imposed a 10-year prison sentence on a South Florida transgender woman who performed illegal buttocks-enhancements, injecting her clients with toxic materials including tire sealant and superglue and causing one woman's death.

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Florida lottery tickets could soon carry a big warning label if a Republican legislator gets her way.

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