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  1. This image provided by NASA shows flight Day 9 imagery that NASA's Orion spacecraft captured looking back at the Earth from a camera mounted on one of its solar arrays. NASA's Orion capsule is now circling the moon in an orbit stretching tens of thousands of miles. The capsule and its three test dummies entered the far-flung orbit Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, more than a week after launching on the test flight.
  2. Alligator trapper Phil Walters (standing) and a colleague remove an alligator from the Hillsborough River at Water Works Park in Tampa earlier this month.
  3. Three people, including a Florida woman and a 5-year-old child, have died after an interstate crash in central Georgia.
  4. Federal prosecutors accused Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari of plotting an attack in support of ISIS. His attorneys have challenged the sufficiency of the evidence, and criticized the steps investigators took.
  5. A U.S. Coast Guard boat approaches a sailing vessel packed with migrants off the coast of Key Largo on Monday.
  6. Azea Augustama, left, a former Haitian national boxer, was jailed on Nov. 23, 2022 on allegations he threatened to commit a mass shooting at a Miami gym. He is pictured here during a boxing match at the Miami Magic City Casino in 2011.
  7. Flu has spiked earlier than usual this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The H3N2 strain of influenza A is dominant.
  8. Seniors, individuals with underlying conditions such as heart or lung disease, and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to become seriously ill from cases of COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV.
  9. These two photos show the new Del Taco on Manatee Avenue and a Taco Bell sign poking fun at their new competition.
  10. Eric Salata, a physician whose worked in Florida for nearly a decade, was charged with sexually battering two women while they were under sedation in Naples.
  11. Anglers fish along the North Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier on Wednesday in St. Petersburg. Wildlife officials are considering new rules to prevent seabird entanglements at the Skyway Fishing Pier.
  12. In this March 28 photo, the Orlando Free Fall drop tower in ICON Park in Orlando is pictured. A Missouri teenager died of blunt force trauma after falling from the 430-foot (130-meter) Florida drop-tower amusement park ride, according to an autopsy released June 13.
  13. In this Aug. 22 photo, students walk around the University of Florida campus in Gainesville.
  14. A damaged home caused by Hurricane Ian was seen along Fort Myers Beach on Monday, October 3, 2022.
  15. A great horned owlet, left, and its mother share a rat on March 2 in Philippe Park in Safety Harbor. Within days, both would die.
  16. Joe Rufin with Creepy Creatures Termite and Pest Control, of Palm Harbor, organizes blocks of rodenticide while preparing a bait station as he worked to exterminate rodents from a condominium complex on Aug. 18 in Clearwater. The rodenticide is made with cholecalciferol, which is not among the anticoagulants that local wildlife advocates are trying to get off the street.
  17. Manatees that are dying by the hundreds mainly from pollution-caused starvation in Florida should once again be listed as an endangered species, environmental groups said Monday in a petition seeking the change.
  18. Felipe Sousa-Lazaballet, Executive Director at the Hope CommUnity Center, hugs a crowd member at the vigil for the five killed in Colorado nightclub shooting on Sunday at the Pulse memorial.
  19. This screengrab from NASA TV shows NASA's Orion capsule, left, nearing the moon, right, on Monday.
  20. Law enforcement closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County for several hours Sunday after a man suspected of arson led Polk deputies on a pursuit that ended with the suspect being shot.
  21. At least four people are believed to have drowned and rescuers were searching for another five people off the Florida Keys after a homemade vessel capsized during a failed migration attempt, authorities said Sunday.
  22. COVID-19 testing site workers register and test patients for the virus at Hillsborough Community College’s Brandon campus on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Ahead of the winter holidays, new subvariants are causing some concern, and bivalent booster uptake is low.
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