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Friday, Jul 01, 2016
Steven Stamkos said he followed his heart to Tampa
While Steven Stamkos had many other suitors, including his hometown Maple Leafs, he spurned potential sweepstakes — and more money — to stay with the Lightning. In the end, Stamkos said, that’s where he always wanted to be.
An organization described as a public relations arm of the terrorist Islamic State used Twitter pages like this to recruit new members, according to a federal lawsuit. The page had 20,000 followers as of June 2014, the lawsuit says. [Photo from Twitter]
Tampa widow's lawsuit blames social media in terrorist attacks
Boy George and Culture Club will play the Mahaffey Theater on Wednesday night. Photo by Dean Stockings
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Florida

Gov. Scott's wallet has millions less in it, filing shows
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a multimillionaire who used his personal fortune to help propel him into office, reported Thursday that his overall net worth tumbled sharply in the past year
Man gets life in prison for fatal drug shooting
5 Things to Know in Florida for July 1
Central Florida voters may force dog injuries to be reported
Tallahassee police shoot and kill armed man
2 football coaches face federal drug charges

Sports

2 Thai referees get life bans for match-fixing
The Asian Football Confederation says it has banned two referees from Thailand for life for match-fixing
AP Source: Pistons, Drummond working on 5-year max
AP Source: Hornets agree to terms with Batum on 5/$120M deal
AP Source: Clarkson returns to Lakers for 4 years, $50 mill
IAAF OKs Russian whistleblower's bid to compete at Olympics
AP Source: Magic agree to terms with PG D.J. Augustin