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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says coronavirus surge is from 'people behaving like people'

Posted By on Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 1:32 AM

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Monday that Congress is close to figuring out a relief package aimed at small businesses, while he pointed to “negative news” about the coronavirus pandemic affecting travel to areas moving toward reopening. Rubio, during an appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” also anecdotally attributed...

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Windermere state representative files lawsuit challenging Gov. DeSantis' Florida Supreme Court pick

Posted By on Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 12:21 AM

A Democratic state representative on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging one of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ latest appointments to the Florida Supreme Court, arguing that Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Renatha Francis is unqualified for the post. DeSantis in May announced that he was appointing Francis and Miami attorney John...

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Brushing aside Florida's record-setting coronavirus infections, Gov. DeSantis says percentage 'has finally started to decline'

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 10:22 PM

A defiant Gov. Ron DeSantis faced a tense news conference on Monday at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, the day after a record-setting weekend delivered 27,924 new statewide COVID-19 cases between Saturday and Sunday. As his state's coronavirus case total reached 282,435, with a death toll of 4,277, DeSantis took to the podium...

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COVID-19 cases soar among Florida prison workers

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 4:25 PM

The number of Florida correctional workers who had tested positive for COVID-19 climbed to 754 on Friday, according to data released by the state Department of Corrections. The data showed an additional 132 correctional workers had tested positive for the disease since Monday. While workers at dozens of prisons...

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Orlando's AdventHealth CEO says peak hospitalization is yet to come, but 'I wouldn't hesitate to go to Disney'

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 1:59 PM

Sunday brought another record-high coronavirus caseload in Florida, registering 15,300 new cases in one day and overtaking New York's same-day record of 12,274 in April. One of the hallmarks of the Empire State's crisis was the overburdening of hospitals in March and beyond. Now, as Florida takes center stage globally, Central...

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A Jacksonville woman took a nursing home dishwasher job to visit her husband. These Orlando facilities are hiring right now

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 12:26 PM

Florida on Sunday reached a record-high same-day increase in COVID-19 infections, peaking at 15,300 more people testing positive. That's way more cases than any other state, nearly twice California's increase of 7,700-plus, and way more than all of Russia's 6,500-plus new cases. At least there was some "warm and fuzzy" Florida news...

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After Florida sets national coronavirus record, Gov. DeSantis says bar service stays closed

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 10:16 AM

Buying alcohol will remain a to-go-only option at Florida bars for the foreseeable future as coronavirus cases continue to spike. Gov. Ron DeSantis said Saturday the state isn’t changing a decision last month to reimpose a ban on bars selling alcohol for on-site consumption because of widespread non-compliance with...

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Florida breaks national coronavirus record, with 15,299 new cases announced Sunday

Posted By on Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 3:24 PM

The state of Florida announced 15,299 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, smashing our previous record of 11,434 set on July 4, and bringing Florida to the forefront nationally in highest same-day COVID-19 infections. New York had held the previous record, with 12,274 on April 4. First, the grim facts: Orange...

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As alligator mating season brings nests across Central Florida, Gatorland reminds you to watch your back

Posted By on Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 1:08 AM

Although it is not recommended that you get up close and personal with alligators in the wild, Florida theme park Gatorland houses over 2,000 American alligators, which are native to Florida, where guests can do just that. The theme park reopened its doors in mid May with new procedures...

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Joe Biden to speak at Florida Democratic Party event

Posted By on Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 12:43 AM

Presidential candidate Joe Biden will speak next Saturday during the Florida Democratic Party’s "Leadership Blue Gala," their major annual event which is being held online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other speakers during the main evening event will be U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, Democratic...

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