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Sixteen states apply for election security money. Florida? Not yet.

Sixteen states apply for election security money. Florida? Not yet.

Sixteen states have formally applied for federal money to improve their election security in advance of the 2018 vote.Florida is not yet one of them.The state's chief elections officer, Secretary of State Ken Detzner, says: "We've been working on it ...
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Florida Department of Education delivers third-grade reading test results

Florida Department of Education delivers third-grade reading test results

Florida's third graders will get to find out whether they passed the required state reading test before the school year ends, after all.The Florida Department of Education, under pressure from parents and educators to get the scores out before c...
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Behind the deal: $52 million boutique hotel coming to Ybor City started with cafe con leche at La Tropicana Cafe

Behind the deal: $52 million boutique hotel coming to Ybor City started with cafe con leche at La Tropicana Cafe

TAMPA — Joe Capitano Sr. invested in the 1400 block of E Seventh Avenue in 1985, never doubting the huge potential of the property for Ybor City.But the deal to build a $52 million boutique hotel on the site didn’t start to come together until six ye...
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Rays tripling down on starting relievers vs. Orioles this weekend: Romo, Stanek, Romo

Rays tripling down on starting relievers vs. Orioles this weekend: Romo, Stanek, Romo

The Rays aren't kidding about being serious in using relievers to start games.After unveiling the strategy last weekend against the Angels, manager Kevin Cash said they planned to use it again, and he made that official on Thursday, naming Sergio Rom...
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Sprouts Farmers Market to open new store in Riverview

Sprouts Farmers Market to open new store in Riverview

RIVERVIEW — Sprouts Farmers Market is opening a new location in Riverview, the chain announced Thursday. The new store will be located at Summerfield Crossing Shopping Center, though Sprouts did not have a specific opening date.The announcement comes...
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Pasco sheriff: Man stabbed driver, kicked officer

DADE CITY — A 42-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said he jumped on top of a car, stabbed the driver multiple times and then kicked an officer.Roscoe James faces charges of attempted murder, two counts ...
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Tampa Electric to shut down Big Bend coal unit that killed 5

Tampa Electric to shut down Big Bend coal unit that killed 5

APOLLO BEACH — Tampa Electric Co. is taking a big step away from coal. The Tampa-based utility is spending $853 million to convert its coal-fired Unit 1 at its Big Bend Power Station to natural gas and retire coal-fired Unit 2 in 2021.Five workers di...
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Actress Priyanka Chopra visits Rohingya kids in Bangladesh

Actress Priyanka Chopra visits Rohingya kids in Bangladesh

Priyanka Chopra, actress and a goodwill ambassador of the United Nations' children's agency, says the world should be more compassionate to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children who desperately need help in Bangladeshi camps
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Bucs union rep Ali Marpet questions legality of the NFL’s new anthem policy

Bucs union rep Ali Marpet questions legality of the NFL’s new anthem policy

Bucs offensive lineman Ali Marpet questioned the legality of the NFL's new  policy that requires players to stand for the national anthem if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if t...
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Sex assault prevention bills approved by Michigan House

Summary of the sexual abuse and assault prevention bills approved by the Michigan House
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