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Did President Donald Trump break a promise to Florida’s Haitian population?

The Trump administration’s Nov. 20 decision came after a review of the Temporary Protected Status for Haitians who arrived after the 2010 earthquake. This announcement prompted outrage from Republicans and Democrats in Congress, including former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, a Democrat in Florida’s governor’s race.  

Hollywood Hills deaths after Irma prompt new regulations, but what will they do?

The tragedy at Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills has sparked multiple investigations and crisscrossing confrontations about what went wrong and what can be done to keep it from repeating.

Hurricane Irma: 5 myths about hurricane prep to forget

We've heard the one about keeping valuables in the dishwasher. But why should that, and other ideas, be avoided in a big storm?

Fact-checking the St. Petersburg mayoral debate between Rick Baker, Rick Kriseman

Mayor Rick Kriseman and former Mayor Rick Baker squared off on the city's sewage crisis and more July 25 in a televised debate.

Donald Trump extended Temporary Protected Status for Haitians. Here's what that means

President Donald Trump’s administration has extended an immigration designation that benefits about 50,000 Haitians in the United States. Haiti's Temporary Protected Status designation was extended through Jan. 22, 2018.

What’s in the House health care bill?

We looked at the particulars in The American Health Care Act passed by the House May 4.

PolitiFact’s guide to the GOP amendment to health care bill

We look at the components of U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur’s amendment to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.

Fact-checking Marco Rubio’s statements about the Iran nuclear deal

The Republican U.S. senator from Florida said that the 2015 agreement will not prevent a nuclear Iran.

Is the Center for Immigration Studies a hate group, as the Southern Poverty Law Center says?

We found the case against the center is based on some of its associations rather than its current work.

A week on the ground in Tallahassee with PolitiFact Florida

PolitiFact Florida reporters attended committee hearings, peered in on floor debates and hoofed it to rallies and news conferences during a week of fact-checking lawmakers and lobbyists at the state Capitol. What we found: Less controversial issues produced largely accurate claims, but the truth suffered on more divisive topics, such as gun control and the "stand your ground" law.

Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott's 2017 State of the State address

Gov. Rick Scott reflected on the state's tragedies over the past year and encouraged the Legislature to increase money for Florida tourism and business incentives.

Fact-checking the Gov. Rick Scott, Florida House feud over Enterprise Florida

The Florida House produced videos showing Florida’s jobs and tourism agencies as failures while Gov. Rick Scott fired back with his own defense.

Donald Trump says FBI investigating more people than ever for terrorism, but that’s hard to prove

President Donald Trump said on ABC News that FBI terror investigations are at an all-time high. We look at the data and talked to experts.

The Top 10 most viewed Florida fact-checks of 2016

The presidential race and claims about guns revved up PolitiFact Florida’s Truth-O-Meter during the election year.

Trump security adviser pick Michael Flynn repeated wildly wrong claim about FL Democrats, Sharia law

The retired lieutenant general made the claim in a speech at a temple in August and CNN publicized it Nov. 22.