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23 Reasons Florida (Yes, Florida) Is Quite Possibly The Best State In America

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 03.28.2014 | Business

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Florida? The state certainly has its fair share of madness -- there's the Miami cannibal a...

Skeleton of 2,000-Year-Old Woman Unearthed In South Florida

Sun Sentinel | KEN KAYE | Posted 03.11.2014 | Miami

She rested in peace for about 2,000 years until utility crews came shortly before Christmas to install a new waterline on Pine Island Road in Davie, F...

Five Florida Beaches to Truly Treasure

Visit Florida | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Listening to the soothing melody of the surf, watching the sunset paint the waves pink and orange, or reconnecting with loved ones: these are all treasures a beach trip can provide. But some Florida getaways offer bounty in other forms, too. Check out what you can hunt for on these gems.

Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman: Whose Ground to Stand?

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 08.25.2013 | Crime
Mark I. Pinsky

On the rainy night of February 26, 2012, which of the two men had a superior claim of acting in self-defense? Who, in effect, had the right to stand his ground in the altercation that led to Martin's death?

PHOTOS: One Of Our State's Oddest, Oldest Pastimes

Posted 05.20.2013 | Miami

Before there was Disney World, Universal Studios or Legoland, tourists were lured to Florida for one very odd attraction: ostrich racing. The sport...

Florida's Big Birthday Blurred By Myth

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2013 | Miami

By Amy Wimmer Schwarb ST AUGUSTINE, Fla., April 6 (Reuters) - Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon was only 4-foot, 11-inches (1.5 meters) t...

Everything You Know Is A Lie

New York Times | T.D. Allman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Miami

THIS week is the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León's purported discovery of Florida. Commemorations include the unveiling of...

LOOK: These Documents Reveal The Truth Of Our Oldest City

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.27.2013 | Miami

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Inside a Catholic convent deep in St. Augustine's historic district, stacks of centuries-old, sepia-toned papers offer clues to...

Early Underground Railroad Ran South To Florida

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 03.18.2012 | Black Voices

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- While most Americans are familiar with the Underground Railroad that helped Southern slaves escape north before the Civil War, the...