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Gov. Scott: No active Zika zones in Florida so far this year

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Florida’s governor says no Zika transmission zones have been identified in the state so far this year. But Gov. Rick Scott also warns that people visiting and living in Florida must help prevent another outbreak of the virus by wearing mosquito repellent and draining containers that collect rainwater.

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Late pinch homer sinks Rays

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C.J. Cron isn’t necessarily happy about his reduced role with the Los Angeles Angels this season. But when playing time does come, he’s determined to make the most of it. Cron did just that Sunday as a pinch hitter, connecting for a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning and powering the Angels to a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Feds give Florida $3 million grant for treatment drug courts

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The federal government is giving the state $3 million for drug court programs in the wake of an opioid epidemic. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Friday the funds will bolster drug court programs for those in the criminal justice system with substance use disorders and mental health problems. The programs have been praised for connecting people struggling with addiction to treatments with oversight from the courts to make sure they are following through. Proponents say drug…

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Rooted in Florida: German, Irish top ancestries in state

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When it comes to ancestral roots, it turns out the Germans have a leg up in Florida. New U.S. Census data released last week shows that about 10 percent of Florida’s 20 million residents say they have German ancestry. About 9 percent of Floridians claim Irish roots, more than 7 percent claim English ancestry and 7 percent claim Cuban roots. The ancestral roots with the smallest representation in Florida were Somalis, Ugandans and people from Sierra Leone. The data comes…

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Jimbo Fisher says FSU ‘better be ready’ for Alabama

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Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was asked Thursday if he’s ready for the regular season opener against perennial power Alabama on Sept. 2 at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. “I scheduled it, so I better be ready for it,” the fast-talking Fisher said with a laugh. While he wouldn’t want to do it every year, Fisher said it’s a great way to kickoff the college season and believes the game will be a measuring stick for his team. The…

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