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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.

Latest On Coronavirus: Plan To Reopen College Campuses, And More

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments: Here are the latest figures…

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After Coronavirus Pandemic, High School Graduates Hope For Kinder, Humbler World

 From job loss, to balancing work from home to the isolation of following stay-at-home orders,…

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Tropical Storm Arthur could graze North Carolina coast

The Associated Press (Updated at 5:25 p.m.) MIAMI — Tropical Storm Arthur inched closer to…

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‘You Lose Being Able To Say Goodbye’: How Students Are Documenting Life During Coronavirus Shutdown

Coronavirus brought schools to a halt in March, two months before the end of the…

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Florida Coronavirus Cases Push Past 45,000

Florida health officials reported Sunday that 45,588 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in…

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University Leaders Approve Plan To Reopen Campuses To Students Amid COVID-19

With COVID-19 concerns still pressing on the Fall semester for Florida universities and others nationwide,…

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Latest On Coronavirus: 777 New Cases; Public Life Begins To Resume; And More

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and…

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Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Could Provide Lessons For Biden Latino Outreach

Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign has been facing pressure from Democratic operatives and activists,…

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Biden Pulls Back On ‘Cavalier’ Remarks About Black Voters

Former Vice President Joe Biden is backtracking on remarks he made on a popular black…

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Inspired By Sleepless Nights, The New Woods Album Is ‘Strange To Explain’

The band Woods has always incorporated diffuse influences, taking inspiration from lo-fi rock, Ethiopian jazz…

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Stuck At Home, Damien Jurado Says He’s Written 3 New Albums

Damien Jurado will admit he has a bit of an addictive personality. In the past…

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University Leaders Approve Plan To Reopen Campuses To Students Amid COVID-19

With COVID-19 concerns still pressing on the Fall semester for Florida universities and others nationwide,…

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Hillsborough To Open Three More COVID-19 Testing Sites

Hillsborough County officials have announced the opening of three more public testing sites for Covid-19.…

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Addition Of Pasco and Polk Means Vacation Rentals Can Now Operate Across Tampa Bay

Counties across of Tampa Bay can now operate short-term vacation rentals. The Florida Department of…

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Pinellas Arts Industry Projected To Lose Millions During Pandemic

A recent survey shows that coronavirus restrictions have cost the Pinellas County arts community nearly…

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Health News Florida

State Defends Constitutionality Of Medical Marijuana Law

As the state Supreme Court ponders a high-stakes challenge to a 2017 medical marijuana law,…

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Judge Rejects Ordering Fixes To Unemployment System

Pointing to the constitutional separation of powers, a Leon County circuit judge Thursday refused to…

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Fried Argues Cabinet ‘Left In The Dark’ During Pandemic

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried asserted Thursday the governor and state Cabinet members should have been…

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Cancer, Coronavirus A Dangerous Mix, New Studies Find

New research shows how dangerous the coronavirus is for current and former cancer patients. Two…

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Politics

Mayors Castor, Kriseman Not Fans Of Republican Convention Moving To Florida

The mayors of Tampa Bay's two largest cities are reacting to state Republican leaders floating…

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On Felon Voting, Judge Robert Hinkle Take Matters Into His Own Hands

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle gave the state months to come up with a way…

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DeSantis Offers Florida As Alternative To Host Republican, Democratic National Conventions

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday the political conventions for both major parties would be great…

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DeSantis Calls Childhood Illness Associated With COVID-19 ‘Extremely Rare’ Despite Reported Cases

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday called a childhood illness tied to COVID-19 extremely rare, despite…

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Environment /Climate Change

‘Humbled’ Kathy Castor Named To Joe Biden’s Climate Change Task Force

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) has been appointed to one of five task forces established…

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Conservationists In Final Sprint To Preserve Land In Sarasota County

A deadline is fast approaching to preserve nearly 6,000 acres of land in Sarasota County.…

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Mosquitoes Can’t Spread Coronavirus, But Protection Is Still Important

Mosquito season isn't officially here yet, but they are starting to appear already. And this…

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Virtual Florida Climate Roundtable Calls For Change And Pushes For Biden

It came a week after the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but a virtual roundtable…

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Education

University Leaders Approve Plan To Reopen Campuses To Students Amid COVID-19

With COVID-19 concerns still pressing on the Fall semester for Florida universities and others nationwide,…

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‘You Lose Being Able To Say Goodbye’: How Students Are Documenting Life During Coronavirus Shutdown

Coronavirus brought schools to a halt in March, two months before the end of the…

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Florida’s Universities Focused On Reopening While Grappling With Many Questions

As Florida universities face a mid-June deadline to solidify plans for safely reopening campuses in…

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The Show Must Go On: Annual Booker High School Senior Showcase Goes Virtual

In early February, students in the Visual and Performing Arts program at Sarasota’s Booker High…

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