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A coronavirus outbreak hit a Florida government building. Two people are dead but a vaccinated employee wasn't infected

(CNN) — Two people are dead and four of their coworkers were hospitalized after a Covid-19 outbreak swept through a government building in Manatee County, Florida. The outbreak began in the IT department, according to Manatee County Administrator Scott Hopes, who is also an epidemiologist. Another person who worked on the same floor but in a different department also tested positive for coronavirus last week.
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Florida ranks 37th in U.S. for COVID-19 recovery, study says

A new study ranked Florida 37th in the country when it comes to recovering from the pandemic. TOP Agency, a global agency network, published a study on how the country is bouncing back from the COVID-19 lockdowns. Researchers looked at 48 states across 23 categories and used a weighted point system measuring three key dimensions: consumer confidence, job market strength, and COVID-19 safety. ...
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As pandemic wanes, Florida’s DeSantis seizes national stage

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis navigated the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats readied to pounce. Now that the pandemic is waning and DeSantis is heading into his reelection campaign next year, he has emerged from the political uncertainty as one of the most prominent Republican governors and an early White House front-runner in 2024.
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Officials detain 14 migrants who came ashore in Florida

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities detained 14 migrants who were traveling in a boat that came ashore hitting a sea wall in South Florida on Thursday. WPLG-TV reports the migrants were coming from Jamaica and had first traveled to The Bahamas. One of the migrant men told the TV station as he was being handcuffed in Pompano Beach, Florida, that he was fleeing from violence in his country.
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Florida Man Arrested After Throwing Knife At Brother “Over Some Chicken”

Florida man is at it again, this time two brothers arguing “over some chicken,” and one of them getting a knife in the leg. According to a complaint affidavit by the St. Petersburg Police Department, officers responded to a home on 4oth Street South in St. Pete at 9:30 pm on June 14th. Police say that 19-year-old Messiah Harris-Smith, 19, and his brother Josiah disagreed over chicken.
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Florida governor adept student of Trump playbook

The Trump political narrative is confrontational: stay on the offensive, attack critics as radicals or the liberal media, deny any charges, set the factual predicate, no matter the facts. There is no Republican following this script better than Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis . “He has been studious in following the...
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Unvaccinated Royal Caribbean Cruise Passengers Boarding in Florida May Face Fines and Additional Charges

After banning vaccine passports, the consequences for Florida citizens and tourists emerge. On June 18th Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines confirmed it will impose fines and restrictions upon adult passengers who board their ships in the state of Florida, who are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination and have not had their shots or cannot prove their vaccine status. The move brings into focus the previous decision of Governor Ron DeSantis to ban the use of vaccine passports by businesses in managing the exposure of their customers to those who have not been vaccinated.
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Former Fla. Gov calls for an investigation into the state's 'outsized role' in the Jan. 6 riot

Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) on Friday pressed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to create a commission to investigate the state's role in the events of Jan. 6. "I'm calling on @GovRonDeSantis to protect our democracy by ordering a non-partisan investigation of Florida's outsized role in the Capitol Insurrection," Crist, a former Florida governor and current state gubernatorial candidate, tweeted.