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Florida now accounts for nearly a quarter of all new COVID-19 cases in the United States

12,647 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida on Wednesday. The 7-day average of new daily cases is 8,911. Across the US, more than 55,000 people tested positive on July 21. LoadingSomething is loading. Florida is experiencing its largest number of new coronavirus cases since January, with the state accounting for nearly a quarter of al...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is selling “Don’t Fauci my Florida” merch as the state reports some of the highest number of COVID cases in the country

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is selling campaign merch that mocks COVID-19 expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. The new T-shirts and koozies read, "Don't Fauci my Florida." Florida is currently battling some of the highest COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amid some of the highest rates of COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations, and infections in the country, Florida's GOP governor, Ron DeSantis, is mocking White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci with campaign merchandise released this week.DeSantis' campaign team rolled out T-shirts and koozies reading "Don't Fauci my Florida" on Monday, i...
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A Florida judge refuses a CDC request to keep its COVID-19 vaccine rules for cruise ships, and says his decision is about the’use and misuse of governmental power’

A Florida judge blocked a CDC request to extend its COVID-19 restrictions for cruise ships. CDC rules requiring 95% of travellers to be jabbed before sailing become nonbinding on July 18. The District Judge said his decision was "about the use and misuse of governmental power." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Ron DeSantis will skip Trump’s July 4 weekend rally in Florida to focus on Surfside recovery efforts

Gov. Ron DeSantis will not attend former President Trump's rally in Sarasota on Saturday. DeSantis' office said he continues to monitor the aftermath of the deadly condo collapse in Surfside. A Trump spokesperson said the rally's location "will not impact any of the recovery efforts." Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ law punishing student’indoctrination’ is a’disgraceful’ assault on academic freedom, free speech experts warn

DeSantis signed a law mandating public universities survey students and faculty on their political beliefs. Scholars and advocates said the law is "disgraceful" and could lead to bizarre classroom instruction. For instance, "intellectual diversity" could be used to mandate professors teach creationism alongside the science of evolution. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
25 GOP-led states and one Democratic state are cutting $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits. Here are the 26 states making the cut this summer.
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25 GOP-led states and one Democratic state are cutting $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits. Here are the 26 states making the cut this summer.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. ...