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  1. Copi and Claude are two of many animals looking for forever homes.
  2. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis answers questions during a news conference in January. On Thursday, he spoke to reporters in Jacksonville, saying expanded access to coronavirus vaccines is coming.
  3. Hernando County School Board member Susan Duval and superintendent John Stratton wear masks during a special board meeting in July. The board approved a resolution this week opposing a lawmaker's push to turn the superintendent's job into an elected position.
  4. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference Wednesday in Hernando County, where he again defended prioritizing seniors for vaccines and did not share specifics on who will get shots next.
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  6. Detectives in Hernando County are investigating a homicide after a male was found dead in a residence late Monday night.
  7. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is silhouetted as he speaks to the media while residents line up at a coronavirus vaccination site in the Lakewood Ranch area earlier this month.
  8. A teacher works with students at Apollo Beach Elementary in Hillsborough County while everyone wears masks. Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday that teachers and law enforcement officers who are 50 and older will get access to vaccines next, but he did not go into detail.
  9. A squirrel explores a fallen tree near Chris Wirt, 44, of Lutz, on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Tarpon Springs. Wirt is the owner of AAAC Wildlife Removal of Tampa. He wears a large gator tooth, from a 12'8" gator.
  10. Students arrive at Newsome High in Lithia on October 22, 2020. The coronavirus spread reached 115 known cases since the school reopened in August.
  11. Kevin Hohn, a former mayor of Brooksville, was arrested Friday and charged by a federal criminal complaint with possession and distribution of images depicting the sexual abuse of children, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. His mugshot was not yet available in public records.
  12. Calvin and McLovin. How can you say no to those loving eyes? They're two of many pets looking to go home with you.
  13. From left, the Hernando County legislative delegation of Rep. Ralph Massullo, Sen. Wilton Simpson and Rep. Blaise Ingoglia has approved a local bill calling for the Hernando school superintendent to be an elected post.
  14. John Laughman, far left, stops traffic while Raymond Sanchez, center, uses an electronic whistle while helping students cross the street outside Barrington Middle School in Lithia in September.
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  16. Fans watch as boats carrying Tampa Bay Buccaneers players and family members pass by during Wednesday's celebration of the team's victory in Super Bowl 55. Infectious disease experts worried the parade and other Super Bowl events will result in a spike in coronavirus cases.
  17. A few pedestrians walk near Tampa City Hall. The city is one of several local governments that is receiving millions in federal funding for rent relief during the coronavirus pandemic.
  18. Nefertiti and Quinnie are two of many animals looking for loving homes.
  19. Florida's rules are unclear on whether home health care workers are eligible to be vaccinated, the Home Care Association of Florida says. The group is pushing Gov. Ron DeSantis for an “explicit designation” of in-home providers as front-line health care workers.
  20. Courtney West, left, drops by for a postpartum visit with Samara Jackson, 30, who gave birth to her 2-week-old son, Peace, at home in St. Petersburg. West is a doula who mostly cares for women of color.
  21. Students wearing masks take their seats in this image from a Pinellas County Schools video at the start of the school year. To date, there have been more than 2,500 student and staff cases of coronavirus in the district, and close to 10,000 in the four-county Tampa Bay area.
  22. GNV Unite, a group formed by Gainesville resident Danielle Hawk, put up a display of tombstone art outside the University of Florida campus Wednesday to protest the school's decision to offer more in-person classes this semester.
  23. These syringes were loaded in January with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Pittsburgh, the same vaccine Florida is sending to 27 hospitals for distribution to extremely vulnerable patients.
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