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In early October, Hurricane Michael devastated Florida's Panhandle, leaving beachside communities in ruins. The cost of removing debris from Mexico Beach, including its canals, is expected to top $25 million. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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'Struggling Here With Just Living' In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Michael

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Five women were found lying facedown in the lobby of a SunTrust bank in Sebring, Fla., with gunshot wounds to their heads and backs, according to a police report. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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A Highlands County Sheriff's SWAT vehicle is stationed in front of a SunTrust Bank branch, Wednesday in Sebring, Fla., where authorities say five people were killed in a shooting. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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Broward Sheriff Scott Israel refused to resign for nearly a year but on Friday, he was suspended and replaced by former Coral Springs Police Department Lt. Gregory Tony. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption

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(From left) Lake County, Fla., Sheriff Willis McCall and an unidentified man stand next to Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd and Charles Greenlee. The three were accused of rape in 1949, along with a fourth man. They were all pardoned Friday. State Library and Archives of Florida via AP hide caption

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People gathered around the Ben & Jerry's "Yes on 4" truck in Miami as they learned about Amendment 4 and ate free ice cream. Floridians voted in November to automatically restore voting rights to most felons after they complete their sentences and probation. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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A report released on Wednesday concluded that a series of security breaches and law enforcement failures allowed an active shooter to kill 17 students and faculty. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Then-Georgia Secretary of State, and Republican nominee for governor, Brian Kemp attends an election night event in Athens, Georgia. As secretary of state, Kemp was charged with overseeing the election logistics for the election he was running in. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuelan officials allegedly granted access to favorable currency exchange rates in exchange for bribes. Federico Parra /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said the state has added CVS and Walgreens to a lawsuit because they had not stopped suspicious orders of opioids and had dispensed unreasonable quantities of the drugs. Zach Gibson/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Even before the recounts were done, Gov. Rick Scott attended freshman orientation this past week at the Capitol. Scott is seen here at a rally in Orlando on Nov. 2. Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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Volunteer observers keep watch Friday as election workers at tables examine ballots during a hand recount of votes cast in Palm Beach County for the U.S. Senate race. Michele Eve Sandberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A member of the Volusia County Sheriff's Office holds an electrical switch device, part of the "bomb-making paraphernalia" recovered from a home in Lake Helen, Fla., where the explosive TATP was also found. Volusia County Sheriff's Office hide caption

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Judge Robert Rosenberg of the Broward County Canvassing Board uses a magnifying glass to examine a dimpled chad on a punch card ballot on November 24, 2000 during a vote recount in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Robert King/Getty Images hide caption

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Crowds gathered outside of the Broward County Supervisor of Elections this week in Florida. Judges ruled Friday that election supervisors in Broward and Palm Beach counties had to release how many votes still had to be counted. Joe Skipper/AP hide caption

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President Trump arrives at a campaign rally Monday in Fort Wayne, Ind. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic Control Of The House Is Trouble For Trump, And 6 Other Election Takeaways

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