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An attendant, front, directs park guests to the entrance of the Magic Kingdom during the reopening at Walt Disney World, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
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July 11, 2020 - 1:42 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — “The Most Magical Place on Earth” has reopened after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days...
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86-year-old Iowa GOP Senator Chuck Grassley
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July 08, 2020 - 9:04 am
With coronavirus cases surging in Florida, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he’s “flexible” on the size of the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville. The president spoke as a growing number of Senate Republicans said they’d skip the event, and even as the White House tried to tamp...
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July 08, 2020 - 8:33 am
Florida issued an emergency order Monday requiring all "brick-and-mortar" schools to reopen full-time starting next month. The Florida Department of Education issued the order following months of closure due to the coronavirus. The order, signed by Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran,...
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A tour group riding Segways rides down Miami Beach, Florida's famed Ocean Drive on South Beach, July 4, 2020.
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July 04, 2020 - 3:02 pm
The Fourth of July holiday weekend began Saturday with some sobering numbers in the Sunshine State: Florida logged a record number of people testing positive for the coronavirus. State health officials reported 11,445 new cases, a single-day record, and an additional 10,000 confirmed cases Sunday...
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Gov. Ron DeSantis address on coronavirus in Tallahassee March 24, 2020
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July 02, 2020 - 12:12 pm
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis grabbed a lot of attention this week by approving the state budget, creating new restrictions on girls seeking abortions, signing environmental legislation and new requirements for employers to use E-verify to confirm new hires are eligible to work in the U.S. But those...
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Tallahassee-Florida Capitol
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July 01, 2020 - 8:46 am
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is addressing sea level rise, iguanas, pythons and algae in a number of new Florida laws. A bill he signed Tuesday attempts to rein in the blue-green algae blooms that have hurt tourism and wildlife. The day before he signed a bill requiring public coastal construction...
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Gov. Ron DeSantis
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July 01, 2020 - 8:32 am
Girls under the age of 18 will have to get a parent’s permission before having an abortion under a bill signed by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis chose to sign the abortion bill with no fanfare and out of the public eye on Tuesday. DeSantis asked lawmakers to send him the bill during...
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Demonstrators march through downtown Sanford, Fla., July 1, 2020, to protest a Seminole County order requiring people to wear masks in response to the spike in coronavirus cases.
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June 28, 2020 - 9:56 am
Florida has reported 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases for the first time. That barrier broken Thursday is six times higher than where the daily record stood less than a month ago. The state also reported 67 deaths Thursday for the second time in a week. The seven-day average for daily...
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Eric Rodriguez, co-owner of Disinfectant Firm, Tampa, disinfects a map of Florida using Proxitane AHC at The Galley tavern in St. Petersburg, Fla., Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
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June 25, 2020 - 8:08 am
Florida’s new confirmed coronavirus cases are skyrocketing, causing three states to order its residents into quarantine if they visit. The state posted a 25% jump in confirmed cases Wednesday, then 40% on Thursday, shattering the previous records set last week and five times the level of just two...
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
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June 25, 2020 - 7:40 am
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is sticking to his promise to give teachers $500 million in raises despite plummeting state revenue because of the coronavirus. DeSantis signed the bill at a Miami-Dade County school Wednesday. Raising teacher salaries was a top priority for DeSantis in the legislative...
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