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NEW: With a startling 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: Roughly one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks.

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CORRECTION The AP posted that a record 16.6 million have sought US jobless aid; the number is 6.6M

ICYMI: Learn how to make your own cold front! Meteorologist@NickMerianos  taught students about cold fronts and how they can trigger storms yesterday during our Project Weather School. If you missed the lesson, watch the video below and take our quiz:

ELECTION 2020: The upcoming campaign season won't be like any previous presidential election. Here's how coronavirus has changed all that:

In addition to keeping Visit Florida operating for another three years and raising the threshold on ballot measures, the governor approved sales tax "holidays" that would reduce state revenues by about $50 million.

DEVELOPING DeSantis signs bill into law that makes it harder to put citizen initiatives on ballot:

COVID-19 has hastened the end of greyhound racing tracks in #Florida , including the Sanford Orlando Kennel Club in Longwood:

With a huge number of Floridians working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, many power companies in the Sunshine State are offering suggestions on how to keep your electric bill down.

The Federal Reserve said Thursday it would pump an up to an additional $2.3 trillion into critical segments of the U.S. economy, seeking to boost small- and mid-sized businesses as well as state and local governments.

BREAKING #coronavirus : Clearwater Police reports 1st officer in agency to test positive for COVID-19:

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"Single-file line, just like in elementary school!" Flamingos being moved to safe areas at @BuschGardens .

That Confederate flag in Marion County? A man decided to take matters into his own hands:

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Man arrested by @LakelandPD  after eating pancakes in roadway, disrupting traffic

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PLEASE RT: Law enforcement says they are looking for a 2016 black Hyundai Accent or a white Ford F-150 in this #AmberAlert  for Juliet Odierna:

CAPTION THIS: A gator was seen "swimming" on the roadway by the Wawa on Gandy Blvd. in Pinellas Park on Thursday. (?: Courtesy of Daniel Markovich)

AG Sessions says Sayoc is being charged with 5 federal crimes: ➡ Interstate transport. of an explosive ➡ Illegal mailing of explosives ➡ Threats against ex-Potus and other persons ➡ Threatening interstate communications ➡ Assaulting current or former officers

#BREAKING : University of Tampa has been notified that five UT students, traveling together and with other UT students during Spring Break, have tested positive for COVID-19. MORE LIVE UPDATES:

A St. Pete salon is offering dads lessons on proper hair care for their daughters.

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According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Stacey Dash, 52, and a man became involved in an argument just before 8 p.m. Deputies said Dash pushed the man and slapped him in the face.

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