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President Trump Holds A News Conference On Coronavirus

President Trump will discuss the U.S. response to the coronavirus.  WUSF 89.7 will carry this news conference live beginning at 6:30 PM.

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Veterans Find New Way To Serve: Volunteering For COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Retired Col. Herminio Blas-Irizarry spent 26 years in the Army parachuting from planes, disposing bombs, and traveling to dangerous parts of the world. Now he's seeing a different…

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Alcohol To Go Would Become Permanent Under Proposal Co-Signed By Brandes

Two state senators have uncorked proposals to make permanent a coronavirus emergency order that allowed…

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Eta Strengthens; Hurricane And Storm Surge Watch Issued In South Florida

A Hurricane Watch and Storm Surge Watch have been issued for portions of South Florida,…

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Florida, Tampa Bay Region See Highest Daily COVID-19 Deaths In Two Months

Florida and the greater Tampa Bay region saw their highest death tolls from the coronavirus…

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Hope, Healing And ‘Better Angels’: Biden Declares Victory And Vows Unity

Updated at 9:56 p.m. ET President-elect Joe Biden called for healing and cooperation in his…

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Next Generation Radio, WUSF To Train Aspiring Journalists

NPR’s Next Generation Radio Project is coming to Florida, offering college students and recent graduates…

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Florida Lawmakers React To Biden-Harris Win

Former Vice President Joe Biden and California Senator Kamala Harris have won the race for…

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NPR

With Georgia Rally, Trump Tests Role As Asset Or Liability For Senate GOP Control

When President Trump hosts a campaign rally later today in Georgia — a state he's…

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‘Extraordinary Acceleration’: Takeaways From The Pandemic This Week

With the arrival of December, it's now clear the winter surge of the pandemic is…

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‘He Will Be A Happier Elephant’: Vet Describes What It Was Like To Rescue Kaavan

Dr. Amir Khalil is no stranger to helping animals out of really bad situations. The…

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‘Americans For The Arts’ Promises More Racial And Cultural Equity

The largest and most influential arts advocacy and service organization in the country has responded…

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2020 Elections

Hope, Healing And ‘Better Angels’: Biden Declares Victory And Vows Unity

Updated at 9:56 p.m. ET President-elect Joe Biden called for healing and cooperation in his…

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Florida Lawmakers React To Biden-Harris Win

Former Vice President Joe Biden and California Senator Kamala Harris have won the race for…

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Harris: ‘You Ushered In A New Day For America’

Under a sky lit up by blue Jumbotrons outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del.,…

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2020 Elections: How Florida Voted For President, House Seats And Amendments

Here is a detailed breakdown of how Florida voted in the presidential election, along with…

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Health News Florida

Florida, Tampa Bay Region See Highest Daily COVID-19 Deaths In Two Months

Florida and the greater Tampa Bay region saw their highest death tolls from the coronavirus…

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Orange County Health Department Creating Teams To Get Vaccine Out

This week Florida became the third state – behind Texas and California – to hit…

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870,000+ Floridians Pick Obamacare Plans In November

More than 870,000 Florida residents in November selected new health insurance plans for 2021 through…

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A New Program Is Trying To Help Veterans’ Caregivers During The Pandemic

Before COVID-19, Lara Garey of Austin, Texas had a network of support when it came…

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Education

5 Things We’ve Learned About Virtual School In 2020

Deborah Rosenthal starts her virtual kindergarten class on Zoom every morning with a song —…

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DeSantis Says Schools Will Remain Open In Spring, But Parents Will Have Choice

Public school instruction will continue in-person and online this spring as coronavirus cases continue to…

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COVID-19’s Impacts on Colleges; Snowbirds Stay Put; Black Friday Shopping

  Colleges are working hard to control the spread of COVID-19. But how will the…

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USF Acknowledges Campus Land Belonged To Native American Tribe

Associated Press and WUSF Staff The University of South Florida is acknowledging that its campus…

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The State We're In

Trump’s Suggestion To Supporters Different From Certified Poll Watchers

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump urged his supporters to go to the polls on…

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What’s The Electoral College And How It Differs From The Popular Vote

From the presidency to Congressional representatives to local races, there’s a lot at stake in…

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Have You Recovered From The Coronavirus? Tell Us Your Story.

More than 600,000 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Florida and nearly 40,000…

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Ahead Of Fall Semester, Colleges Gear Up For Classes During COVID-19

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