Heartwarming moment family finds young diver lost at sea in Florida | USA TODAY

A family in Florida hopped in their boat when they realized 22-year-old Dylan Gartenmayer was missing at sea after being caught in a current. RELATED: Boaters at sea rescued by sheriffs during Hurricane Ian https://bit.ly/3XWk7jR » Subscribe to USA TODAY:…

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Monkeys jump into river during turf war at Florida state park | USA TODAY #Shorts

Two troops of monkeys got into a confrontation over territory at Silver Springs State Park in Florida, sending some of them plunging into a river. RELATED: Heroic mom saves terrified five-year-old from raccoon attack https://bit.ly/3HSu8dt » Subscribe to USA TODAY:…

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Tampa police chief during traffic stop: ‘I’m hoping that you’ll just let us go’ | USA TODAY #Shorts

The police chief of Tampa, Florida, has resigned following an incident last month in which she flashed her badge to get favorable treatment during a traffic stop while riding in a golf cart. RELATED: Florida deputies mistake legally blind man’s cane for gun,…

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Watch live: Parkland shooter sentencing hearing continues | USA TODAY

Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer will formally sentence Cruz to life in prison following a two-day hearing that began Monday and continues today, at which point victims’ families and survivors of the shooting will have a chance to speak. Their grief…

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Florida’s fight over public education | States of America

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has overhauled the way race and LGBTQ issues are discussed in public schools, and the fight has engaged right wing power players including The Proud Boys, Moms for Liberty and Michael Flynn. Parents on all sides…

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Halloween decorations helps a Florida man to overcome fear of clowns | USA TODAY #Shorts

In an attempt to rid his fear of clowns, a man in Clearwater, Florida decorated his entire lawn with them. RELATED: Black Labrador scared of black cat Halloween decorations https://bit.ly/3TIfx6K » Subscribe to USA TODAY: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh » Watch more on…

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Florida woman describes brush with death during Hurricane Ian | USA TODAY

78-year-old Barbara Kolc narrowly escaped Hurricane Ian’s storm surge that destroyed her home. Now she and many others find shelter in a retrofitted arena. RELATED: Residents of Florida’s Pine Island receive little government aid after Hurricane Ian https://youtu.be/DKpXxyxcqwQ Barbara and…

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Biden visits Florida, vows to help small businesses rebuild after Ian | USA TODAY

President Joe Biden made a stop in Florida to survey damage done by Hurricane Ian and pledged millions to small businesses impacted from the storm. RELATED: Rescue efforts are underway on Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian https://youtu.be/CGqhr1BvVg0 One week after…

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