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Astronauts arrive at launch site for 2nd SpaceX crew flight

For NASA, it marks the long-awaited start of regular crew rotations at the International Space Station.

Disney World lays off 720 performers because of pandemic

The performer layoffs were part of The Walt Disney Co.’s plans to eliminate 28,000 jobs.

It’s a boy — a big boy. White rhino born at Disney World

The as-yet-to-be-named rhino was born to Kendi, the first white rhinoceros born at the park.

Orange County: No birthday parties to keep virus away

The top health official is discouraging parents from hosting birthday parties for their children, no matter the size.

Teen sues Florida school district over his Trump elephant

A high school student is suing his central Florida school district after his parking pass was revoked.

A senior warning sign for Trump: ‘Go Biden’ cry at Villages

Mostly, it seems, older voters have been put off by Trump’s handling of the coronavirus.

At least a quarter of Disney layoffs coming from Florida

At least a quarter of the 28,000 layoffs planned for Disney’s parks division will come from Florida.

From a stable job to a tent: A waiter’s homeless struggle

Lello is one of an estimated 20 million Americans who are likely to experience homelessness.

Orlando high school closes for 2 weeks due to virus cases

More than a third of Olympia’s 3,300 students were taking classes on campus.

More than 800 lose jobs at Universal Orlando hotels

The employees were indefinitely furloughed or permanently terminated.

Marion County Sheriff bans face masks for deputies, with exceptions

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods his deputies won’t be allowed to wear face masks.

Universal Orlando laying off undisclosed number of workers

The theme park resort is reducing its workforce “to reflect current priorities and needs.”

Workers praise Disney virus safety, but will visitors come?

Hotel rooms in the Orlando area are down more than 60% from the previous year.

2 brothers, girlfriend arrested in triple homicide

They were arrested in connection with the “massacre” of three best friends who set out on a fishing trip.

Disney World’s last two theme parks reopen to visitors

The Florida theme park resort reopened Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Black Lives Matter mural vandalized in Orlando

A new mural with the giant slogan for Black Lives Matter was vandalized hours after being painted.

Disney cancels Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in 2020

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party runs August through the beginning of November.

Man charged in deaths of BLM protester and another woman

Aaron Glee Jr., 49, was arrested in Orlando according to a Tallahassee police.

Chief, lawmakers call deputy’s window smashing ‘troubling’

The woman had minor cuts, according to sheriff’s office officials.

Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

The proposals will now be sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for final approval.

Will virus keep Florida spectators from astronaut launch?

In the age of coronavirus, local officials and NASA are split on whether that’s a good idea.

Universal Orlando to begin phased reopening June 5

Gov. DeSantis approved the reopening plan with the recommendation of Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings.

Pro wrestling ‘essential’ under Florida governor’s order

The amendment allows World Wrestling Entertainment to continue putting on shows — without fans.

Disney World workers take aim at Florida’s jobless system

They staged stay-at-home protests aimed not at their employer but Florida’s unemployment system.

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