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In Hillsborough, charter school money becomes an issue in House race

In Hillsborough, charter school money becomes an issue in House race

Times Staff WriterTAMPA ó With her first campaign for state office barely off the ground, Hillsborough County School Board member Susan Valdes faces an organized effort by opponents of the charter school movement to keep her out of Tallahassee.Valdes...
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Ybor's Canada Day revelers react with humor and concern to retaliatory tariffs

Ybor's Canada Day revelers react with humor and concern to retaliatory tariffs

When there is a shift in relations between the United States and Cuba, Ybor City — a hub of Tampa’s Cuban culture — is never a place short on opinions. But on Sunday, the talk of the Latin District — both in earnest and in je...
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New department to shine a light on sketchy contractors in Pinellas County

New department to shine a light on sketchy contractors in Pinellas County

LARGO ó Thereís a new watchdog looking out for unscrupulous construction trades contractors in Pinellas County.Pinellas government takes over regulating and disciplining of contractors starting today. On Saturday, the Pinellas County Construction Li...
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Mexicans head to polls to choose a new president as relations with U.S. grow unusually fraught

MEXICO CITY - Mexican voters streamed into polling stations on Sunday morning for a presidential election that could bring to power a leftist who has attacked mainstream politicians and promises to eradicate corruption and defend the poor.In his thir...
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Ahead of high-stakes midterms, Barack Obama plans a bigger role in political races

Ahead of high-stakes midterms, Barack Obama plans a bigger role in political races

WASHINGTON - Former president Barack Obama, who has kept a low public profile since leaving the White House a year and half ago, is wading back into politics ahead of the November elections.Obama will actively help Democrats in competitive races, aid...
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Women underrepresented in key jobs at FBI, DEA, ATF and Marshals Service

Women underrepresented in key jobs at FBI, DEA, ATF and Marshals Service

WASHINGTON - Female FBI agents, DEA agents, ATF agents and deputy marshals are still distinct minorities in the ranks of law enforcement, according to a new audit that also found women are rarely promoted to key jobs at the nationís premier law enfor...
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Romano: Yelling in a theater is like earning a liberal merit badge

Romano: Yelling in a theater is like earning a liberal merit badge

As the narrative goes, Democrats are motivated in 2018 because President Donald Trump has made America a less tolerant place where decorum is nonexistent and anger is palpable.So now the response is a liberal version of intolerance and indignation in...
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Separated migrant children are all over the country

Separated migrant children are all over the country

Their mothers are missing, their fathers far away. They get pizza, maybe cold cuts. They are exhausted; they cannot sleep. There are other children around, but they had never seen those kids before, and those kids are crying or screaming or rocking o...
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A jogger accidentally crossed into the US from Canada and was detained for two weeks

A jogger accidentally crossed into the US from Canada and was detained for two weeks

The coast of White Rock, British Columbia, in western Canada looks to be an ideal place for a run, with its sweeping views of the Semiahmoo Bay to the west and scores of waterfront homes and seafood restaurants to the east. Thatís what 19-year-old Ce...
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Why a small-town restaurant owner asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave - and would do it again

Why a small-town restaurant owner asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave - and would do it again

LEXINGTON, Va. - Stephanie Wilkinson was at home Friday evening - nearly 200 miles from the White House - when the choice presented itself.Her phone rang about 8 p.m. It was the chef at the Red Hen, the tiny farm-to-table restaurant that she co-owned...
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