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Friday, Aug 18, 2017
In one day, fundraisers reach goal to move Confederate monument from downtown Tampa
Workers place boards around a Confederate monument on Hillsborough County property in Tampa on Thursday, August 17, 2017. It took 24 hours to raise private funds in order to move the statue from its current location.
TAMPA — Hillsborough County commissioners gave an ultimatum to the people who want a Confederate monument moved from downtown...
While Tropical Storm Harvey moves west, forecasters are monitoring a system that could track toward Florida by the end of next week. [National Hurricane Center]
Invest 92 could target Florida as Tropical Storm Harvey heads west
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 11: Pairs of free solar eclipse glasses sit on display at a Warby Parker store  on August 11, 2017 in New York City. To view the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21 eye protection is essential. The designer eyeglass store expects to give out thousands of pairs of the glasses before the event.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Good luck finding solar eclipse glasses across Tampa Bay, U.S.
A page from the Pasco MYcroSchool website contains photos from its first day. The new school was projected to have 250 students this year. But when only 14 showed up initially, Pasco school officials questioned whether the school should receive its total allotment of funds from the state. [Pasco MYcroSchool]
For local officials, a charter school story with a surprise ending

Fun Fact

Florida

Coast Guard airlifts sick man from fishing ship off Florida
The U.S. Coast Guard airlifted a 25-year-old man from a Bahamian-flagged fishing vessel off the Florida Keys
Former Destin Coast Guard mascot dies in seaman's arms
Charlottesville reignites fight over Confederate symbols
Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
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Offbeat

NY courts spokesman fired after saying he 'barely' worked
The New York state court system's longtime communications chief has been fired after inadvertently telling a reporter that he "barely" went to work
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