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In this image made from aerial video taken on June 4, 2020, firefighters spray a cargo ship with water, in Jacksonville, Florida. Authorities say nine firefighters responding to a fire aboard a ship in Florida have been hospitalized after the ship exploded. The ship, a Norwegian vessel called Hoegh Xiamen was carrying old and used cars and had been scheduled to leave Jacksonville, First Coast News reported. (WJXT via AP)
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June 05, 2020 - 8:53 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Nine firefighters responding to a fire aboard a ship in Florida have been hospitalized after the ship exploded, injuring eight and sending one to a hospital for heat exhaustion, authorities said. The explosion occurred nearly three hours after firefighters first responded...
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Protesters hold signs during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police office on May 25.
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June 03, 2020 - 8:17 am
Mostly peaceful protests across Florida took a turn in the Tampa Bay area when police used for to disperse late night crowds. Police in St. Petersburg and Tampa made dozens of arrests and detained two Tampa Bay Times reporters who were covering the events. The crowds had gathered late Tuesday...
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Police watch as demonstrators march onto the freeway during a protest against police brutality and the recent death of George Floyd, on May 31, 2020 in Miami, Florida.
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SKY News
June 01, 2020 - 8:44 am
Another round of protests was held around Florida on Sunday, capping a weekend of demonstrations around the state over the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd. Meanwhile, deputies were recovering from injuries, and nightly curfews were imposed in several major cities.
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May 31, 2020 - 8:59 am
The number of traffic crashes in Florida dropped by 50% in April compared to the same time last year, according to highway officials. With residents holed up at home, working remotely and running fewer errands, rush hour traffic has dipped considerably. Shuttered bars and restaurants has meant...
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A SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Dragon crew capsule, lifts off from Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Saturday, May 30, 2020. For the first time in nearly a decade, astronauts blasted towards orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, a first for a private company.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
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May 30, 2020 - 7:26 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from home soil for the first...
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President Donald Trump views the SpaceX flight to the International Space Station, at Kennedy Space Center, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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May 30, 2020 - 5:26 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated on Saturday the first launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade, marveling at the power of the rocket ship and the danger faced by its passengers as they soared into the stratosphere and provided a moment of triumph...
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Florida hurricane preparedness supplies
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May 29, 2020 - 9:00 am
The state’s 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is underway, allowing Floridians to save money on needed supplies for the upcoming hurricane season. The sales tax holiday, which was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, runs May 29 through June 4...
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University of Florida campus
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May 29, 2020 - 7:44 am
Students could be returning to Florida’s 12 public universities this fall after campuses were shut down this past spring because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Florida Board of Governors unanimously approved a blueprint for reopening campuses for the fall semester Thursday. The blueprint is meant...
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Clouds pass over the SpaceX Falcon 9, with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on top of the rocket, as it sits on Launch Pad 39-A Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Two astronauts will fly on the SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station scheduled for launch Wednesday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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May 27, 2020 - 4:43 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with 16 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds and the danger of lightning. Liftoff was rescheduled for Saturday afternoon. The...
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This illustration made available by SpaceX depicts the company's Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket during the uncrewed In-Flight Abort Test for NASA's Commercial Crew Program. (SpaceX via AP)
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May 25, 2020 - 7:26 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It’s back to the future as NASA astronauts launch again from the U.S. — aboard a retro-style “Right Stuff” capsule. Make no mistake: This is not your father’s — or grandfather’s — capsule. SpaceX’s Dragon crew capsule outshines NASA’s old Apollo spacecraft in virtually...
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