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Attorneys for a double-amputee Army veteran accused of shooting two people at a Florida hospital for veterans a told federal judge they believe he's competent to stand trial. 

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Florida's coastal waters appear free from a devastating red tide bloom that began in October 2017.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report released Wednesday says the toxic algae were no longer present in water samples collected anywhere in the state. 

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A look at one of President Donald Trump's statements from his State of the Union address on Tuesday night and how it compares with the facts: 

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A rare whale was found dead in the waters of Florida's Everglades National Park. 

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The new sheriff in the Florida county where last year's high school massacre happened says he'll improve training for deputies assigned to protect campuses. 

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The federal government is threatening to cut off public funding to All Children's Hospital unless it addresses issues related to infection control and how it manages doctors.

Gov. Ron DeSantis' first proposed budget is calling for more money to be spent on schools and the environment in the coming year. At the same time, he's also asking for a small cut in taxes.

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Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Deli Popcorn Chicken sourced from Pilgrim’s Pride doing business as Pierce Chicken. The product may contain foreign material. 

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A Florida sheriff suspended this month by the governor and accused of failing to prevent a school shooting has requested a state Senate hearing. 

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Health officials in Florida say a worker at a Walt Disney World restaurant has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A, but no other colleagues or visitors have gotten sick. 

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Residents in Sebring gathered Sunday and held a vigil to honor the five women killed in a SunTrust branch mass shooting. 

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A Florida detective told investigators the former deputy entrusted to protect a high school where 17 people died in a mass shooting last year gave an initial statement filled with inaccuracies about his actions. 

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"Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories" needed to be written, its authors believe, but wish desperately it hadn't.

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A Florida-based company featured on the television show "Project Runway All Stars" is kicking off a new line of leather accessories as part of an effort to help survivors of human trafficking.

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Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood.

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Officials in Key West took the initial steps toward banning the sale of sunscreens containing two ingredients that could be harmful to coral reefs.

Florida officials are investigating an apparent increase in cattle deaths across the state, with investigators focusing on one particular brand of feed.

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A status hearing is set for Nikolas Cruz in the Florida school massacre that killed 17 people last year.

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A woman said to have been in a vegetative state for at least a decade at a private health care facility in Phoenix reportedly gave birth recently, triggering a police investigation and reviews by state agencies in a situation that the state governor's office called "deeply troubling.'"

A sheriff's deputy has been placed on restricted duty following the release of a statewide commission's report on the handling of last year's mass shooting at a Florida high school.

The number of sex offenders and predators living in Florida has been rising steadily for more than a decade, according to a new report put together by legislative auditors.

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Workers are preparing a Florida hospital for demolition more than a year after it was destroyed by Hurricane Irma.

An analysis of state child welfare records shows that thousands of foster children in Florida have led transient lives, staying just a few nights in one place before being moved to another family or group home.

Three Florida cities have spilled almost 1 million gallons (3.8 million liters) of wastewater in recent days.

Deputies in one South Florida county will have to try to confront active shooters in the future.

Bodies. Chaos. The smell of gunpowder and blood. A deputy wandering aimlessly, muttering to himself.

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A paramedic in Florida has resigned from her job after allegations that she acquired nude photos of co-workers and planned to use them as insurance if she ever needed to "blackmail" someone to get out of trouble.

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After months of widespread red tide infestation along Florida's coast, the noxious algae bloom is giving much of the state a break.

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The police response to the Florida high school massacre was delayed because school officials rewound a school surveillance video, making officers think the gunman was still in the building, a new report shows.

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Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study led by a University of Florida psychologist suggests.

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