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From left, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and agriculture commissioner Nikki Fried. Crist and Fried have made recent events at the University of Florida an issue in the governor's race as they vie to unseat DeSantis.
Democratic candidates Charlie Crist and Nikki Fried call for action. Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office says it applied no pressure on the university.
A lawsuit was filed by Las Vegas Sands, which is backing a measure that would allow card rooms across the state to be converted to Las Vegas-style casinos under the condition that they are located 130...
An ethics complaint alleged Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is running for governor, failed to properly disclose over $400,000 she earned as a lobbyist.
Advocacy groups say the Florida Department of Education’s removal of the webpage will harm LGBTQ students and call the decision politically motivated.

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  1. From left, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and agriculture commissioner Nikki Fried. Crist and Fried have made recent events at the University of Florida an issue in the governor's race as they vie to unseat DeSantis.
  2. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is running for the Democratic nomination for Florida governor.
  3. An aerial view of Pinellas County, which grew by about 67,000 people since 2010, according the U.S. Census. The growth was evenly distributed across the county and factored into a redistricting process that completed this week.
  4. Gov. Ron DeSantis and Marcellus Osceola, Jr., chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, pose for a photo at a signing ceremony on earlier this year.
  5. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is administered at a pop-up clinic offering vaccines and booster shots in Rosemead, California on Nov. 29.
  6. This June 2009 image provided by Publix shows Carol Jenkins Barnett, the billionaire daughter of the Publix Super Markets founder. Barnett, who had early-onset Alzheimer's disease, died Tuesday night at her home in Lakeland, Publix said in a news release. She was 65.
  7. People rally in support of abortion rights at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., May 21, 2019. On Wednesday a group of abortion providers and advocacy groups recommended California should use public money to bring people here from other states for abortion services should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.
  8. Ivermectin is approved to treat parasites in animals, and low doses of the drug are approved to treat worms, head lice and certain skin conditions in humans. But the Food and Drug Administration has not authorized the drug to treat covid.
  9. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, in center, addresses the audience during a news conference at R E Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 in Oldsmar.
  10. From left, Maranda Douglas, Leslie Lightsy and Jonathan Wade Sr. The three have filed paperwork to run in the March 15 Clearwater City Council election.
  11. A drone image shows part of the Piney Point complex near Bradenton in April.
  12. A view of the University of Florida from the campus entrance at W University Avenue and SW 13th Street in Gainesville.
  13. Former Florida Atlantic University professor James Tracy was fired from his tenured post in late 2015.
  14. Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson waves to people in the gallery, as he presides over the opening of a special legislative session targeting COVID-19 vaccine mandates, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021.
  15. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.
  16. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, center, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, takes photos with supporters at the Florida Democratic Party's annual Leadership Blue conference in Orlando.
  17. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa is seen in April. The Seminole Tribe’s Hard Rock Sportsbook has stopped its Florida operation as a result of an appellate court ruling.
  18. The Seminole Tribe of Florida, which owns the Guitar Hotel near Hollywood, was dealt another blow Friday in its efforts to control online sports betting in Florida.
  19. Mori Hosseini, chairperson of the University of Florida board of trustees, strongly criticized faculty members on Friday, saying their actions during a recent controversy over academic freedom have been "disrespectful."
  20. Members of the Florida House of Representatives work during a legislative session April 30, 2021, at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
  21. A man wears a face mask as he fishes near docked oil drilling platforms earlier this year.
  22. State Rep. Dianne Hart, D-Tampa, could be moved into a different House district now occupied by one of Tampa Bay's other Black representatives.
  23. Members of the Florida House of Representatives work during a legislative session, Friday, April 30, 2021, at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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