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In the Florida Panhandle, A Slow And Painful Wait For News On Hurricane Michael's Death Toll

In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael. The storm that ravaged Florida's Panhandle left incredible destruction stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the state border, but getting a firm grasp on how many died is proving somewhat elusive. Listen: First responders can experience trauma after helping victims of a natural disaster The state has officially acknowledged just two deaths so far — and one death was in northeast Florida...

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Pompeo Arrives In Saudi Arabia To Discuss Khashoggi Disappearance

Updated at 6:15 p.m. ET Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Saudi Arabia after being dispatched by President Trump to meet with members of the royal court amid growing international tension over the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, an outspoken critic of Saudi policy, has not been seen since he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. Pompeo met on Tuesday with King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud in the Saudi capital and financial...

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US Wants Drug Prices In TV Ads: 'Patients Deserve To Know'

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The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials.

Open Enrollment For Medicare Has Begun

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People ages 65 and older and those with qualifying disabilities have until December 7 to choose between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage which is sold by private insurers.

AIDS Foundation, Governor’s Office Argue Over Records

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Attorneys for the nation’s largest non-profit AIDS health-care provider squared off Monday against Gov. Rick Scott’s administration over Florida’s broad public-records law and how it applies to the governor’s travel records and meeting schedules.

Democratic Senator Bill Nelson says fears that Panama City’s Tyndall Air Force base might shut down are “unfounded” after Hurricane Michael brought destruction to its hangars.

Around 65 patients with special needs displaced by Hurricane Michael are finding shelter at the Mike Fasano Regional Hurricane Shelter in Pasco County.

Florida’s next governor and not incumbent Gov. Rick Scott will get to pick three new justices to the state Supreme Court, the court ruled Monday in a decision with major implications in this year’s gubernatorial campaign.

In a major rebuke to Scott, the Supreme Court concluded that the Republican governor exceeded his authority when he started the process to find replacements for the three justices.

In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael.

The storm that ravaged Florida's Panhandle left incredible destruction stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the state border, but getting a firm grasp on how many died is proving somewhat elusive.

The state has officially acknowledged just two deaths so far — and one death was in northeast Florida, far from the ground-zero fury of the Category 4 storm.

Before Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle last week, it was a tropical storm whose torrential rains killed 13 people in Central America. That was just the latest bad news in Central America. Political unrest, dictatorial governance and criminal violence are oppressing much of the isthmus, and the region is starting to feel a bit like it did a generation ago during its civil wars.

Costa Rica has always been a relative oasis of democratic calm in Central America. Until May, Luis Guillermo Solís was Costa Rica's president – and he's now a professor at Florida International University's Latin American and Caribbean Center. Solís sat down with WLRN's Tim Padget to talk about Central America's troubles – and what if anything the U.S. can do to help.

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Today is the final day of Hispanic Heritage Month, which extends from September 15th through October 15th. In honor of those of Hispanic heritage here in Southwest Florida, WGCU has been featuring local Latinos from across the region -- from all sorts of professions, genders and backgrounds. Today, you'll hear from an immigration attorney, whose own journey to the U.S. set him on a path to one day help people like him.

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