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Orlando just unveiled plans for the first US flying taxi airport. Passengers will be able to book the vehicles via an app and zoom over the highway at 186 mph — take a look.

Plans for the first US high-speed flying-taxi network were unveiled Wednesday. The proposed “Lake Nona Vertiport” in Orlando will let passengers skip Florida’s highways and travel in one of German manufacturer Lilium’s 186 mph jets. Passengers will be able to book the electric-powered jets, which are still in development, via […]
Orlando just unveiled plans for the first US flying taxi airport. Passengers will be able to book the vehicles via an app and zoom over the highway at 186 mph — take a look.
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5 political ads that may have changed the outcome of the election

Election spending in 2020 hit a record of $US10.8 billion with the Biden campaign far outspending the Trump campaign. Some ads in swing states targeting key voters may have impacted final results in those states, but it’s impossible to say how much. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The […]
5 political ads that may have changed the outcome of the election
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Disney World restaurants appeared to suddenly increase their indoor dining capacity, but representatives say it was just a technical issue with online reservations

Some Walt Disney World visitors and fans noticed an increase in reservation availability at restaurants across Disney’s four Florida theme parks this morning. As Florida enters Phase 3 of reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants are able to decide whether they want to operate at less than 50% capacity. Though […]
Disney World restaurants appeared to suddenly increase their indoor dining capacity, but representatives say it was just a technical issue with online reservations
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America votes: See photos of the 2020 election from across the country

November 3 is Election Day 2020 in the US. Nearly 100 million people voted in advance, but millions more were expected to turn out at polling places in person on Tuesday. Photographers in swing states, including Ohio, Florida, and Arizona, are capturing the historic turnout. In addition to making their […]
America votes: See photos of the 2020 election from across the country
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8 counties to watch in the presidential race between Biden and Trump

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have strategically chosen places to campaign where they can get any available advantages. There are eight counties across the country, from Arizona and Ohio to Wisconsin and Florida, that will play outsized roles in picking the next president. The results from […]
8 counties to watch in the presidential race between Biden and Trump
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Where Biden and Trump stand in the polls 2 days out from the election

In the Real Clear Politics national polling average, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden maintains a steady 7.2% lead over President Donald Trump (51.1%-43.9%). Biden led in the final New York Times/Siena College surveys for Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Two new polls from Iowa reveal the difficulties that Democrats may […]
Where Biden and Trump stand in the polls 2 days out from the election
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Florida’s governor is proposing a law that would protect drivers who kill or injure people if they’re fleeing a ‘mob,’ following a spate of incidents of people driving through protest crowds

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday released a list of proposed reforms that target protesters and increase penalties for actions like toppling monuments or blocking roadways. Among the proposals is protection for drivers who kill or injure protesters if they’re “fleeing for safety from a mob.” Among other changes, the […]
Florida’s governor is proposing a law that would protect drivers who kill or injure people if they’re fleeing a ‘mob,’ following a spate of incidents of people driving through protest crowds
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An elementary school teacher asked parents to wear clothes and avoid appearing with ‘big joints’ in the background of Zoom classes

In a Palm Beach County school board meeting earlier this week, elementary school teacher Edith Pride implored parents to behave appropriately during their children’s remote school days, which are filmed and recorded. In her three-minute speech, Pride asked parents to “have on proper clothing” and avoid “appearing with big joints” […]
An elementary school teacher asked parents to wear clothes and avoid appearing with ‘big joints’ in the background of Zoom classes
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Michael Bloomberg will spend at least $100 million to aid Joe Biden in Florida

Michael Bloomberg, a former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, will commit at least $US100 million in an effort to aid Joe Biden in Florida, according to the Washington Post. Recent polling numbers indicate a close race in the Sunshine State, with Joe Biden performing well among senior citizens, while Donald Trump […]
Michael Bloomberg will spend at least $100 million to aid Joe Biden in Florida
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A Black man was stopped by sheriff’s deputies while jogging in a predominately white neighbourhood. The sheriff later asked him to teach deputies about biases.

Joseph Griffin was stopped by deputies from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office while jogging through Deltona, Florida, on August 27. Deputies said Griffin resembled the description of a burglary suspect, and detained him until they confirmed he was not the suspect. Griffin told viewers on a Facebook Live: “If something […]
A Black man was stopped by sheriff’s deputies while jogging in a predominately white neighbourhood. The sheriff later asked him to teach deputies about biases.
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Florida on Labour Day reported its fewest new COVID-19 cases in nearly 3 months

Florida on Monday reported its fewest new coronavirus cases in nearly three months, according to the Associated Press. Public-health officials have expressed concern, however, that Labour Day celebrations might reverse the state’s progress. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The end of a long holiday weekend in Florida was […]
Florida on Labour Day reported its fewest new COVID-19 cases in nearly 3 months
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Trump congratulated GOP primary winner Laura Loomer, a self-proclaimed ‘proud Islamophobe’ who once handcuffed herself to Twitter HQ

Right-wing commentator Laura Loomer won the Republican primary on Tuesday night for Florida’s 21st Congressional District, where President Donald Trump is a resident. Trump retweeted a series of stories on Loomer’s surprise upset and praised her victory. “Great going Laura. You have a great chance against a Pelosi puppet!” Trump […]
Trump congratulated GOP primary winner Laura Loomer, a self-proclaimed ‘proud Islamophobe’ who once handcuffed herself to Twitter HQ
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I’m a teacher in Florida and a caregiver to my 84-year-old father. My school district is making me choose between going back to work during the pandemic or losing my livelihood.

Tracey Hicks is in her mid-50s and has been a high school digital video technology teacher in Florida’s Palm Coast for almost 10 years. Her school district is requiring teachers to be back at work on August 12, before students return on August 24. There’s no mask mandate at the […]
I’m a teacher in Florida and a caregiver to my 84-year-old father. My school district is making me choose between going back to work during the pandemic or losing my livelihood.
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Trump says voting by mail in Florida is ‘safe and secure, tried and true’ after months of falsely claiming that mail voting is fraudulent

President Trump explicitly encouraged Florida voters to cast their ballots by mail this November in a Tuesday tweet. The tweet, which described Florida’s mail voting system as “safe and secure, tried and true,” is a major departure from Trump’s months of claiming that mass-scale mail voting is highly fraudulent. Florida, […]
Trump says voting by mail in Florida is ‘safe and secure, tried and true’ after months of falsely claiming that mail voting is fraudulent
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Over 1 million former convicts in Florida regained the right to vote — and this group is trying to register them for the 2020 elections

Former convicts in Florida – more than 1 million people – will be allowed to vote in the 2020 elections. The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition is canvassing door to door trying to register voters, despite hurdles from the state’s Republican-controlled legislature. Former convicts, or returning citizens, are disproportionately Black and […]
Over 1 million former convicts in Florida regained the right to vote — and this group is trying to register them for the 2020 elections
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A Florida couple has been charged after being caught getting groceries, washing their car, and walking their dog despite testing positive for the coronavirus

A Florida couple who was caught breaking quarantine rules despite testing positive for the coronavirus was jailed on Wednesday, according to state officials. Officials allege that Jose Antonio Freire Interian and Yohana Anahi Gonzalez repeatedly ignored orders to self-isolate after neighbours filmed them walking the dog, going for groceries, and […]
A Florida couple has been charged after being caught getting groceries, washing their car, and walking their dog despite testing positive for the coronavirus
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While Congress haggles over the next round of coronavirus aid, Americans who have buried loved ones and lost their jobs face a future shrouded in fear and uncertainty

The coronavirus has not only infected almost 4.5 million Americans, but also triggered a historic economic recession and unprecedented job losses. Congress signed the $US2 trillion CARES Act in March to soften the blow for businesses and individuals and is now haggling over the next relief package. People told Business […]
While Congress haggles over the next round of coronavirus aid, Americans who have buried loved ones and lost their jobs face a future shrouded in fear and uncertainty
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A snapshot of the coronavirus pandemic in the US reveals record-high deaths, surging cases, and a need to double down on restrictions

The coronavirus is continuing to wallop the United States. More than 4.4 million people have tested positive for the infection and the country has surpassed 150,000 COVID-19 deaths. California and Florida set single-day fatality records, and Texas surpassed New York’s caseload. Dr. Anthony Fauci expressed worry about states in the […]
A snapshot of the coronavirus pandemic in the US reveals record-high deaths, surging cases, and a need to double down on restrictions
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Trump cancels Republican National Convention in Jacksonville

After blowing up the initial plans for the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, President Donald Trump withdrew his plans for a rally-style version in Jacksonville, Florida. The Trump campaign had been going full steam ahead for a packed crowd to see the president speak in Jacksonville, but Florida’s […]
Trump cancels Republican National Convention in Jacksonville
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‘We can’t pull it off’: Sheriff says there isn’t enough time, direction, and manpower to provide security for the Republican presidential convention

The Republican National Committee is planning to hold a presidential convention in Jacksonville, Florida, between August 25 and 27. However, Duval County Sheriff Mike Williams told POLITICO that details of the event have yet to be nailed down, including whether it will be outdoors and, if so, where. Without clear […]
‘We can’t pull it off’: Sheriff says there isn’t enough time, direction, and manpower to provide security for the Republican presidential convention
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More than 50 Florida hospitals have run out of ICU beds as coronavirus cases soar

Florida has experienced a dramatic rise in coronavirus cases since mid-June and is now the third-worst-hit state in the US. More than 50 hospitals in Florida have maxed out their intensive care unit capacity, according to the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration. On Monday, the Florida Education Association slapped […]
More than 50 Florida hospitals have run out of ICU beds as coronavirus cases soar
Lifestyle

A Florida woman got a dishwashing job at her husband’s assisted-living facility so she could see him during the pandemic

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Mary Daniel visited her husband, Steve, who has Alzheimer’s, every day at his assisted-living facility in Jacksonville, Florida. After Florida issued an order banning visitors from nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in March, Daniel immediately contacted the facility asking if there was any way she […]
A Florida woman got a dishwashing job at her husband’s assisted-living facility so she could see him during the pandemic
Lifestyle

A YouTuber and her friend who got sick at Disney World’s reopening are being criticised for ignoring medical advice to go to the hospital after ‘violently vomiting’

A YouTuber and her friend are facing backlash after posting footage of a health scare at the newly reopened Disney World. The YouTuber known as That Crazy Disney Lady streamed her Disney visit with a friend who she says experienced an allergic reaction. In the stream, the woman experienced shortness […]
A YouTuber and her friend who got sick at Disney World’s reopening are being criticised for ignoring medical advice to go to the hospital after ‘violently vomiting’
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