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Florida's new law that places restrictions on abortion clinics is going to remain blocked for now.

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Florida's Department of Health has granted its second dispensing authorization for medical marijuana and its location will be in Tampa.

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The first medical marijuana dispensary in Florida is slated to open.

A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows Americans increasingly favor making gun laws tougher by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months. But it also shows pessimism that change will happen anytime soon.

The first organization authorized to dispense medical marijuana in Florida has made its first home delivery.

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An Orlando hospital doctor is still wearing the bloody shoes he wore as he treated victims after the Pulse nightclub shooting.

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A second possible non-travel related case of Zika virus was announced today in Broward County, health officials said.

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Medical marijuana is expected to be available in Florida by the end of next week after the state's Department of Health granted its first authorization to dispense to one of the six dispensing organizations.

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The family of a woman who died outside a hospital after she was forcibly removed by police has filed a lawsuit against the hospital, two of its former employees, the City of Blountstown and a former Blountstown Police officer.

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Manatees are again dying from a mysterious syndrome in Florida's Indian River Lagoon.

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The nation is poised to elect one of its oldest presidents, and while age doesn't determine health, it begs this question: How much do we know — and should we know — about how physically fit Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are for the job?

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A federal appeals court has ruled that the state of Florida cannot use potential budget problems to deny thousands of prison inmates kosher meals they request for religious reasons.

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Wildlife officials say more manatees have died in a Florida lagoon plagued by algae and pollution.

Thousands of Floridians who have insurance to cover the cost of staying in a nursing home or assisted living facility could see a steep hike in their premiums.

State regulators this week announced that two insurers have filed for substantial hikes ranging anywhere from 20 percent to 114 percent.

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Two Florida counties are testing a program to treat incarcerated heroin users.

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Hillary Clinton has a new proposal to increase federal money for community health centers.

It's one more nod to her primary rival, Bernie Sanders, who's pushed for additional dollars for what are known as federally qualified health centers. He's yet to endorse Clinton -- the presumptive Democratic presidential primary -- as the national convention nears.

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Florida's decision to fight a massive algae bloom by temporarily holding more water north of Lake Okeechobee is drawing criticism from federal wildlife officials who say the rising water is threatening 10 nests of an endangered bird.

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A South Florida doctor will spend more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to falsely diagnosing hundreds of patients in a Medicare fraud scheme.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he'll push state legislators to spend millions to battle the massive algae bloom fouling some of the state's southern rivers and beaches.

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The state has launched a hotline to help residents give updates on the massive algae bloom fouling some of Florida's southern rivers and beaches.

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Gunfire could still be heard from the Pulse nightclub when the first paramedic-firefighters arrived — but they never got inside, instead treating wounded patrons across the street in a bagel shop parking lot.

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Several groups that have been working to help victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting in recent weeks are combining their fundraising efforts.

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As a noxious algae bloom fouls beaches on Florida's Atlantic coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to reduce the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee.

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County officials on Florida's Atlantic coast want the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close the locks between Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie River.

The Palm Beach Post reports the Martin County Commission decided at an emergency meeting Tuesday to ask state and federal authorities to declare a disaster where blue-green algae has closed beaches.

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A Tampa charity is distributing insect repellent and mosquito nets to the homeless to help protect them from mosquito bites.

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Hospital officials say survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 have visited patients injured in the Orlando nightclub shooting.

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Florida Keys officials have delayed a referendum on releasing genetically modified mosquitoes to reduce the population of a disease-carrying species.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is ordering the state to spend millions to battle mosquitoes and prepare for the Zika virus.

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In an early-morning vote, House Republicans pushed through a partisan bill to deal with the Zika outbreak. But the $1.1 billion measure is a nonstarter with Senate Democrats and the Obama administration. 

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A new study finds that requests for abortion pills spiked dramatically this year in Brazil, Ecuador and some other Latin American countries that have had outbreaks of Zika virus, which has been shown to cause severe birth defects.

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