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17 Feb
The United States took a major step towards returning to the Moon on Thursday when the first private lunar lander took off from Florida. SpaceX, the American company founded by Elon Musk, successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the lander, nicknamed Odysseus, from Cape Canaveral.
11 Feb
For the last edition of the show in its current version, we take a look back at some of the many places across the Americas we’ve gone to over the years. We also take a closer look at the hot-button issue of abortion and how a series of electoral wins for reproductive rights groups could spell bad news for Republicans come November in red states like in Florida.
19 Dec
A few days after Volodymyr Zelensky's visit to Washington, social media accounts are claiming that the Ukrainian president had recently bought a mansion in Florida. The posts show pictures of a lavish mansion and a document that looks like a US naturalisation certificate under his name. But both photos are fake: Zelensky did not buy a house in the US, nor did he become a US citizen.
7 Sep
The US president visited areas in Florida hit hard by the "extremely dangerous" storm. The visit was overshadowed, however, by the absence of the state's governor and presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis.
29 Aug 2023
Forecasters predict Tropical Storm Idalia will hit Florida as a major hurricane on Wednesday. Evacuations have been ordered in multiple counties, with flooding along Florida's Gulf Coast expected.
21 Apr 2023
Lawmakers in the US state of Florida have passed a ban on most abortions after six weeks. Meanwhile, the US Justice Department said it would ask the Supreme Court to stop abortion pill restrictions.
21 Apr 2023
On Wednesday, the Florida Board of Education banned the teaching of gender identity and sexuality throughout all grades in public schools, expanding a nearly year-old legislative ban on such lessons for younger children. The rule change is championed by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, who once said that "Florida is where woke goes to die".
8 Apr 2023
Disney CEO Bob Iger has criticised Florida governor and Republican presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis as being "anti-business" and "anti-Florida". The comments are part of an ongoing feud between the entertainment giant and DeSantis that started when Disney voiced its opposition to a state law banning education on LGBT issues in schools.

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