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News stories impacting Florida.

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A hurricane that hit North Florida, the continued spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus and a horrific massacre in Orlando haven't slowed the appeal of the Sunshine State for tourists, according to state officials.

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TALLAHASSEE — The Florida High School Athletic Association is asking a federal judge to toss out a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a decision that prevented two Christian schools from using a loudspeaker for a prayer before a football championship game.

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Florida and Georgia residents in certain counties who lost jobs as a result of Hurricane Matthew may be entitled to federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

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TALLAHASSEE — An appeals court Friday ordered a new trial for a prominent Jacksonville attorney who was convicted on racketeering and gambling-related charges after authorities cracked down on internet cafes across the state.

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled capital sentences in the state must be unanimous, and it has sent a death row inmate back to court for a new penalty hearing.

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