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Coronavirus: Florida Reports 1st Deaths On East Coast; Event Cancellations Mount

Coronavirus: Florida Reports 1st Deaths On East Coast; Event Cancellations Mount

A commuter wearing a medical mask waits for a train Thursday at Grand Central station in New York City. Several dozen cases have been confirmed in the state, and the East Coast as a whole saw its first two confirmed deaths related to COVID-19, in Florida. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption David…
Florida residents warned to watch out for iguanas falling from the sky

Florida residents warned to watch out for iguanas falling from the...

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If you're in southern Florida this week, watch out for falling iguanas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Weather forecast: it could rain iguanas. The National Weather Service branch covering Miami-South Florida warned on Twitter Tuesday that the Sunshine State will turn so cold the lizards might take tumbles out of the trees where they hang out."This isn't something…
A Florida male passed away after losing 25% of his skin to flesh-eating germs. Specialists state the infections will end up being more typical as ocean water warms.

A Florida male passed away after losing 25% of his skin...

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David Ireland, a 50-year-old Florida man, passed away today after a two-week battle with necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease caused by bacteria. Ireland started exhibiting flu-like symptoms on August 16, and his family rushed him to the hospital five days later, after he started complaining about pain in his leg and groin. Doctors removed about…
Fossilized Clams Had Proof of a Meteorite Effect Inside Them

Fossilized Clams Had Proof of a Meteorite Effect Inside Them

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When an extraterrestrial object slams into the Earth, it sends molten rock high into the atmosphere. That debris cools and re-crystallizes and falls back down to Earth. Tiny glass beads that form in this process are called microtektites, and researchers in Florida have found microtektites inside fossilized clams. This story starts over 10 years ago…
Unlicensed “health coach” claims health guidance is complimentary speech– court disagrees

Unlicensed “health coach” claims health guidance is complimentary speech– court disagrees

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Enlarge / Unlicensed "health coach" Heather Del Castillo A federal court on Wednesday rejected claims by an unlicensed “health coach” that the unqualified health advice she provided to paying clients was protected speech under the First Amendment. In rejecting her claim, the court affirmed that states do indeed have the right to require that anyone…
Florida LAN: Somebody clicks link, once again, offering Secret Biscayne ransomware

Florida LAN: Somebody clicks link, once again, offering Secret Biscayne ransomware

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Enlarge / Key Biscayne, Florida, is the third Florida local government to get hit by ransomware within a month. Alicia Vera/Bloomberg via Getty Images A third Florida local government has reported that it has been struck by ransomware. Key Biscayne joins Lake City as a victim of Ryuk, a form of ransomware first spotted in…
Key Florida Republicans Now Say Sure To Clear Needles For Drug Customers

Key Florida Republicans Now Say Sure To Clear Needles For Drug...

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Arrow, a heroin user since the 1970s, is a client of Florida's first clean needle exchange, a pilot program in Miami that has proved so successful that conservative Republicans want to expand it. Courtesy of Dr. Hansel Tookes hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Dr. Hansel Tookes Arrow, a heroin user since the 1970s, is…
A tale of 2 cities: Why ransomware will simply become worse

A tale of 2 cities: Why ransomware will simply become worse

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Enlarge / Baltimore, Maryland; Riviera Beach, Florida. Both got ransomware, and the outcomes were... the worst of times, and the worst of times. Earlier this week, the city of Riviera Beach, Florida, faced a $600,000 demand from ransomware operators in order to regain access to the city's data. The ransom was an order of magnitude…
Florida Wants To Import Medication From Canada. However How Would That Work?

Florida Wants To Import Medication From Canada. However How Would That...

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Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida's prescription drug importation program into law last week at The Villages, a large retirement community outside Orlando. Florida Governor's Press Office hide caption toggle caption Florida Governor's Press Office Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida's prescription drug importation program into law last week at The Villages, a large retirement community outside…
Florida Cities Introduce Contest To Discover Immediate Environment Modification Solutions

Florida Cities Introduce Contest To Discover Immediate Environment Modification Solutions

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With major flooding and severe weather events increasingly impacting the low-lying areas that make up most of Florida, the state is one of the most vulnerable to changes in the climate and rising sea levels. The Sunshine State has long acknowledged the issues relating to severe weather events, and the state’s decision-makers have been actively…

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