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Migrants from Central America and Mexico await the outcome of their U.S. immigration court cases in a tent encampment near the Gateway International Bridge at the U.S.- Mexico border in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, on Oct. 1, 2019.
Much of the public testimony focused on the potential ramifications the proposed legislation would have on migrant children.
Experts say two monoclonal antibodies won’t work in patients infected with omicron.
State Department of Education tried to steer a contract to a company with a politically connected CEO.
During the investigation, the Broward County Democrat, 37, learned that the images had been bought and traded online since 2000.


  1. Florida Sen. Travis Hutson, center, makes a point at a Senate Community Affairs Committee meeting during a legislative session, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
  2. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., listens during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. A former employee in the office of a Florida tax collector whose arrest triggered an investigation into U.S. Rep. Gaetz has pleaded guilty to fraud and drug charges. Court documents showed that Joseph Ellicott pleaded guilty on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
  3. Amy Foster and Darden Rice are moving on after two terms on the St. Petersburg City Council.
  4. Florida Surgeon Gen. Dr. Joseph A. Ladapo, left, speaks at a news conference with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right, on Jan. 3 in Fort Lauderdale.
  5. Clearwater City Council candidate Jonathan Wade, 66, says serving in public office is on his bucket list. “I’m a senior now, but I don’t think I have old ideas,” he said.
  6. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, speaking here during her weekly news conference Thursday, said she'll seek reelection to her California House seat.
  7. Worker clean up dead fish kill in a  canal in Apollo Beach. Red tide-triggered fish kills were reported in downtown Tampa. on Bayshore Boulevard, Apollo Beach and a MacDill Air Force Base earlier last summer.
  8. The partial collapse of Champlain Towers South condo in Surfside in June 2021 led Florida legislators to begin work on updating the state’s condominium regulations. A Senate committee advanced a bill Tuesday to impose inspection requirements statewide, including stricter standards for buildings near the coastline.
  9. The Hillsborough School Board during an August 2021 vote on whether to require masks for students and staff.
  10. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis fields a question while attending a news conference at Pasco County’s Mike Fasano Regional Hurricane Shelter in Hudson on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, where he announced that monoclonal antibody treatments would begin for patients as an early treatment to prevent hospitalizations and to save lives.
  11. The presidential search committee at the University of South Florida met for the second time on Oct. 22, 2021. From left are member Jose Valiente, chairperson Mike Griffin, search firm leader Alberto Pimentel and member Oscar Horton.
  12. Jeanette Jennings, mother of transgender teen advocate Jazz Jennings, speaks at a press conference in the Florida Capitol on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, against a bill that would make it a felony for doctors to provide minors with hormone therapy or to perform sex reassignment surgery.
  13. President Joe Biden responds to reporter's questions during a meeting on efforts to lower prices for working families, in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday.
  14. Florida Sen. Lauren Book, standing here for the Pledge of Allegiance on Jan. 11, said she was extorted by someone threatening to reveal nude photos that were stolen from her. She’s sponsoring a bill making it a felony to steal sexually explicit images from digital devices.
  15. Migrants from Central America and Mexico await the outcome of their U.S. immigration court cases in a tent encampment near the Gateway International Bridge at the U.S.- Mexico border in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, on Oct. 1, 2019.
  16. Melinda Miguel, Florida's chief inspector general, will review the handling of a bid-rigging probe at the Florida Department of Education.
  17. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters and members of the media after a bill signing on Nov. 18, 2021, in Brandon.  School administrators in a central Florida county canceled a seminar for history teachers on the U.S. civil rights movement, in part, because it had not been screened to make sure it was free of critical race theory, which the college professor planning the presentation says it didn't have. A bill being pushed by DeSantis would prohibit public schools and private businesses from making people feel “discomfort” when they teach students or train employees about discrimination in the nation’s past.
  18. Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office had filed the state’s lawsuit Nov. 17 in federal court in Pensacola, seeking to block the vaccination rule, which the Biden administration issued earlier in November.
  19. Sarah Palin is shown in this 2017 photo. Her trial against the New York Times was delayed after she tested positive for the coronavirus.
  20. Red mortarboards fly into the evening sky at Heritage High School's commencement ceremony in 2020, in Maryville Tenn.  High school graduation rates dipped in at least 20 states after the first full school year disrupted by the pandemic.
  21. The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions.
  22. Florida Sen. Ray Rodrigues, center, views redistricting maps on a video monitor as an identical one is displayed behind him during a Senate Committee on Reapportionment hearing in a legislative session in Tallahassee.
  23. Nurse manager Edgar Ramirez checks on IV fluids while talking to a COVID-19 patient at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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