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Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, front left, gestures as speaks before a bill signing by Gov. Ron DeSantis, front right, Nov. 18, 2021, in Brandon.
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  1. Dr. Lisa Gwynn, right, a University of Miami pediatrician and president of the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, speaks to Julie Machaca (left) and her children (left to right) Saory Betalleluz, 5, Diego Betalleluz, 9, and Cyd Betalleluz, 12, before they receive shots at the University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic in Homestead, June 24. Gwynn, who has been a visible advocate of vaccine access for poor young kids, was removed Wednesday from a state-appointed board for publicly criticizing Florida’s decision to delay access to the COVID-19 vaccine for children under 5.
  2. Logan Jackson, 23, of St. Petersburg and Andrea Waters, 23, of Riverview pare pictured at the Banyan Courtyard at Stetson University College of Law on June 10 in Gulfport. "To see a Black woman on the highest court in the land is just so amazing and inspiring," Waters said.
  3. State University System Chancellor Marshall Criser announced he is stepping down.
  4. Protesters chant during an abortion rights rally Saturday at the corner of E Fowler Avenue and N 56th Street in Temple Terrace.
  5. In this image from video provided by the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts administers the Constitutional Oath to Ketanji Brown Jackson as her husband Patrick Jackson holds the Bible at the Supreme Court in Washington on Thursday.
  6. Nina Johnson, of St. Petersburg, left, talks paddle boards and paddles with Melissa Damel, of Largo, right, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, on the sales floor at Bill Jackson's Shop for Adventure in Pinellas Park.
  7. Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach has burned both coal and natural gas to create electricity in Tampa Bay. Both processes release greenhouse gasses that cause global warming.
  8. Nurse Jordan Dierksheide and Medical Assistant Cassandra Ross help administer a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to JoseMaria Mejia, 7, of Ruskin, during a vaccination event hosted by Enterprising Latinas at Wimauma Opportunity Center in Wimauma on Nov. 14, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this month recommended COVID-19 vaccines for kids under age 5, but some Florida parents are struggling to get young children vaccinated.
  9. As a candidate for the District 1 seat on the Pasco County School Board, Al Hernandez is facing questions from opponents about his residency.
  10. Ron DeSantis, shown here in April 2021, said on June 16, 2021, that he will send state and local police officers to the Mexican border.
  11. Anti-abortion advocate Coleman Boyd, right, argues with an abortion rights supporter Marley Parkman of Clinton, at the Mississippi Capitol, in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Supporters for and against abortion vied for attention as they promoted their points of view during the early evening protests. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch on Monday certified the state's trigger law banning abortion except in cases where the mother's life is in danger or a rape has been reported to law enforcement. The owner of Mississippi's only abortion clinic, the Jackson Women's Health Organization, has said the clinic will close when the law takes effect in 10 days.
  12. Lev Parnas, center, speaks to the media outside the federal courthouse in New York, Wednesday.  Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a figure in President Donald Trump's first impeachment investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes.
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  14. In a briefing to a congressional subcommittee Tuesday, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, left, said the decision not to preorder COVID-19 shots for young children was made “together” with Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  15. Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, is sworn in as she testifies during the sixth hearing by the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 insurrection in the Cannon House Office Building on Tuesday.
  16. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings, right.
  17. John Eastman, former lawyer of former President Donald Trump, appears on the screen during the fourth hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol.
  18. Protestors take to the streets, marching in protest to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, stripping the federal government of abortion rights and giving it back to the states.
  19. An unidentified Tampa Police officer speaks to a driver, who was pulled over for speeding, along Bayshore Boulevard Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Tampa. The driver of the vehicle asked not to be identified.
  20. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis publicly signs HB7, "individual freedom," also dubbed the "stop woke" bill during a news conference at Mater Academy Charter Middle/High School in Hialeah Gardens, Fla., on Friday, April 22, 2022. DeSantis also signed two other bills into laws including one regarding the "big tech" bill signed last year but set aside due to a court ruling, and the special districts bill, which relates to the Reedy Creek Improvement District. (Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald via AP)
  21. Broward Sheriff’s Office Battalion Chief Nichole Notte, 41, is photographed at her home on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale. Notte, who was a first responder during the Champlain Towers South condo collapse in Surfside, has been dealing with post traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.
  22. Protesters and a counter protester get into a debate about abortion rights on Friday at North Straub Park in St. Petersburg. The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans' lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court’s overturning of the landmark court ruling is likely to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.
  23. Jillian Biltz, of Seminole, places a Sig Sauer MCX556 rifle on a display wall on Friday, June 19, 2020, at the Mad Dog Armory guns and ammo store in Largo.
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