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Faceoff: Tribune columnists debate merits of Cruz-Kasich alliance

Faceoff: Tribune columnists debate merits of Cruz-Kasich alliance

There have been a lot of terrible mergers, Joe Henderson writes.
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Tweak to Hillsborough transit board would ease path for Uber, Lyft

Tweak to Hillsborough transit board would ease path for Uber, Lyft

The chairman of Hillsborough County’s Public Transportation Commission is intent on breaking the stranglehold he says taxi companies have on the autonomous agency.
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U.S. businesses' money can be frozen because of references to Cuba

U.S. businesses' money can be frozen because of references to Cuba

The U.S. is moving to normalize relations with Cuba, but that isn't always making it easier for Americans to do business there.
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Boon or boondoggle? Rays look to Marlin Park for how not to build new stadium

Boon or boondoggle? Rays look to Marlin Park for how not to build new stadium

The $634 million Marlins Park was supposed to usher in a new era for the Miami Marlins, but after an initial burst of interest, crowds at Marlins games remain among the smallest in baseball, and the team continues to trade its best players and struggle on the field.
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School voucher issue heats up, opponents head to court

TALLAHASSEE — A coalition of teacher unions and civil rights groups representing millions of public school children gets a second crack at persuading the courts they have the right to sue the state over a school voucher program that pays for c...
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Tampa’s new pot law has schools revisiting rules for staff, students

Tampa’s new pot law has schools revisiting rules for staff, students

City officials toiled over the details for months before adopting a law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, but one segment of the community is still wrestling with its reaction to changes that make possession no more serious than a traffic ticket in the eyes of the law: Hillsborough County schools.
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Trump, Clinton angle for advantage in politics of gender

Trump, Clinton angle for advantage in politics of gender

WASHINGTON – She has no stamina. She shouts. She’s got nothing going for her but being a woman.
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Employment tips include chance at a job through high school program

Employment tips include chance at a job through high school program

TAMPA — Clad in a bright yellow suit and pastel polka dot tie, Javarus Mond came to Hillsborough Community College on Friday morning to design his future.
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Housing authorities launch reading centers to help kids catch up

Housing authorities launch reading centers to help kids catch up

TAMPA — About 40 percent of third-grade children in Hillsborough read below grade level, 2014 school accountability tests show.
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Florida’s deputy insurance chief gets top job

TALLAHASSEE — The delay in hiring Florida’s next insurance commissioner ended on Friday.
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