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Lithia man has trove of Hitler mementoes

Lithia man has trove of Hitler mementoes

LITHIA — Spread out on a bed in a spare room, yellowed pieces of paper tell the story of the fear and dysfunction in the underground bunker of Adolf Hitler during the last days of the Third Reich.
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Local man saw nuclear detonation greater than at Hiroshima

Local man saw nuclear detonation greater than at Hiroshima

TAMPA — As the world reflects on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Tom South knows firsthand the horrific destructive power of nuclear weapons.
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VA police detain man after meeting where they were criticized

TAMPA — Police with the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs police department detained a man with a service dog following a meeting Tuesday evening where the department was criticized for how it treats its staff.
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Vet’s overdose while in custody spurs VA probe

The Department of Veterans Affairs Sunshine Healthcare Network is conducting an internal review of how a veteran in the custody of the Bay Pines VA Police Department was able to overdose on drugs, said Bay Pines spokesman Jason Dangel.
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Bay Pines VA police department reviewed over prisoner overdose

The Department of Veterans Affairs Sunshine Healthcare Network is conducting an internal review of how a veteran in the custody of the Bay Pines VA Police Department was able to overdose on drugs, said Bay Pines spokesman Jason Dangel.
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Tampa VA hospital to get second Fisher House for patients’ families

Tampa VA hospital to get second Fisher House for patients’ families

The first Fisher House at Tampa’s James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital has been so successful that plans have been approved to build a second facility to house family members of patients....
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St. Pete VA reducing claims backlog

St. Pete VA reducing claims backlog

ST. PETERSBURG — The backlog of veterans waiting for a decision on their benefits claims has dropped dramatically since March 2013, said Kerrie Witty, director of the Department of Veterans Affairs St. Petersburg Regional Office.
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Tampa veteran flew in historic WWII raid

“Just another day,” Robert Rans told me Friday, when asked how he will spend Aug. 1.
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Bill opening Gulf waters to oil drilling advances in Senate

Bill opening Gulf waters to oil drilling advances in Senate

Proposed legislation would change oil drilling limits and threatens to interrupt flight training.
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Jolly proposes letting veterans get health care anywhere

Jolly proposes letting veterans get health care anywhere

TAMPA — Forget the debate this week over whether Congress should yank money used to give veterans more choice in health care so it can help plug a $2.5 billion budget gap that could close VA hospitals.
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