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Top 5 at noon: Berkeley prep revolts against graduate Kirstjen Nielsen; Lawsuit against St. Pete alleges racial motivations; and more

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.

TAMPA’S BERKELEY PREP GRADS LEAD REVOLT AGAINST ONE OF THEIR OWN: KIRSTJEN NIELSEN

When Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen went on national television Monday and dismissed criticism over the child separation policy, a special level of outrage was felt by graduates of Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa. Nielsen graduated from the school in 1990, and her fellow alumni have written an open letter to the school’s headmaster calling on him to condemn her actions.

KEVIN KNOX POISED TO BECOME TAMPA BAY’S HIGHEST NBA DRAFT PICK

It is rare for a local to be taken in an NBA draft, particularly in the first round. Kevin Knox II, a former standout at Tampa Catholic, is projected to be among the top 12 picks.

LAWSUIT AGAINST ST. PETE ALLEGES RACIAL MOTIVATION IN WATER OFFICIAL’S DEPARTURE.

A former top ranking official in the city’s Water Resources Department is suing the city over his departure, claiming it was racially motivated. Dwight Wilson, the department’s former assistant director, says he had been facing racial discrimination for years. After he filed a federal report, his position was eliminated and he was terminated.

A TIGHT SUPPLY CUTS INTO TAMPA BAY HOMES SALES WHILE PRICES KEEP RISING

Tampa Bay’s two largest counties showed anemic home sales in May as prices continued to rise due to a tight supply. The bay area figures reflect a nationwide trend as sales remain surprisingly weak given the solid economy and job market.

FIVE IDEAS FOR RAINBOW-THEMED FOODS TO SERVE AT YOUR PRIDE PARTY

More than 50,000 people are estimated to attend Pride weekend in St. Petersburg, which runs Friday to Sunday. Whether you plan to march in the parade or host your own smaller gathering, we’ve selected five rainbow-themed recipes to help you celebrate.

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