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Sunday, Jul 31, 2016
Shorter summer: Why are Florida schools starting the school year earlier?
Rather than tying the first day to the Labor Day, district leaders wanted a clean break of the semester at winter vacation, so students could start fresh in the second semester without having to study over the holidays.
Antonio Azorin, 61, is president of Florida Brick & Clay Co. in Plant City. [JAMES BORCHUCK | Times]
Some call for end of a litigation ban concerning Cuba and seized assets
Rip Panos, of CBG Building Co., gives a tour of the 161-unit Uncommon Tampa housing complex on N 42nd Street near the USF campus. Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the building, which is set to open Aug. 14. Photos by LUIS SANTANA | Times
New apartments raise the bar on USF housing — and maybe the neighborhood
Florida trims its back-to-school tax holiday to only three shopping days

US & World

Afghan official: Taliban attacks kill 24 police in 2 days
An Afghan official says Taliban attacks on a district in the southern province of Helmand province killed at least 24 police officers over the past two days
AP Top News at 5:54 a.m. EDT
The Latest: Pope says next World Youth Day in Panama in 2019
The Latest: Pope says next World Youth Day in Panama in 2019
Officials: 1 dead, 3 hospitalized in Austin shooting
Bahrain: Detainee dies of 'medical condition' in custody

Florida

Presidential campaigns heading to battleground state Florida
The presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are heading to Florida next week
St. Petersburg could become home to Cuban consulate
Sham election in Florida? Phantom candidates block voters
Judge agrees to delay fraud trial of US Rep. Corrine Brown
SeaWorld Orlando treating whale that beached herself
Sheriff reaches deal to avoid trial over perjury charges

Sports

Lampard's hat trick leads NYCFC over Rapids 5-1
Frank Lampard scored three goals and New York City FC beat 10-man Colorado 5-1 on Saturday to end the Rapids' 15-game unbeaten streak
Officials dismiss Trump's assertions about NFL and debates
Skydiver becomes first person to jump and land without chute
Reports: Indians, Brewers agree to trade for catcher Lucroy
Pujols hits 2-run HR to help Angels beat Red Sox 5-2
LEADING OFF: O's vs Jays for 1st place, Davis goes for MRI

Entertainment

BC-US--Campaign 2016-Trump-Debates, US
WASHINGTON (AP) Both the NFL and the Commission on Presidential Debates are rejecting Republican Donald Trump's assertions about the fall debates, which the billionaire businessman says have been rigged by his opponents to draw a smaller audience by scheduling two of them at the same time as a...
Officials dismiss Trump's assertions about NFL and debates
Skydiver becomes first person to jump and land without chute
Skydiver becomes first person to jump and land without chute
Sarah Jessica Parker goes thrift shop in new HBO comedy
Sarah Jessica Parker goes thrift shop in new HBO comedy