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FDLE turns Pulse probe over to prosecutor
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has turned over its part of the Pulse nightclub shooting to a local prosecutor in Orlando....

Florida A&M leader remains in limbo after trustee vote
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The future of Florida A&M University President Elmira Mangum remains unclear....

Trump asked Florida Gov. Scott to appoint attorney to bench
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has bragged about his influence with politicians, urged Gov. Rick Scott to give a judgeship to a Florida attorney whose work appears at odds with Trump's hard-line stance on immigration, newly released emails show....

Clinton proposes new federal fund to combat Zika virus
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- As the Zika virus continues to spread, Hillary Clinton is proposing a new fund to improve the federal government's response to major public health crises....

US House district in Florida Panhandle likely to flip to GOP
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Recent redistricting makes the U.S. House seat from the eastern part of Florida's Panhandle one of the few nationally that are likely to flip from Democrat to Republican this year....

Crist aims low for political comeback, running for US House
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- He's been Florida's Republican governor, was considered a potential vice presidential candidate and almost became a U.S. Senator. But Charlie Crist is aiming a bit lower for his political comeback in 2016, running for the U.S. House after switching his party to Democrat....

Sheriff: At least 2 dead in house fire near Fort Lauderdale
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Sheriff's officials say at least two people have died in a fire at a home near Fort Lauderdale....

NTSB: El Faro audio includes captain's abandon ship order
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Audio from the sunken freighter El Faro's "black box" shows the captain ordered his crew to abandon ship about 10 hours after leaving a Florida port and becoming caught in a hurricane last year....

Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced a non-travel-related case of Zika in the Tampa Bay region....

Longtime parish priest in Tampa Bay dies at 87
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Monsignor Laurence E. Higgins, an Irish priest who spent nearly a half century as a pastor along Florida's West Coast, has died....

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