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Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Proposed fee to combat Tampa street flooding heads for key vote

Proposed fee to combat Tampa street flooding heads for key vote

For the second straight year, Tampa City Council on Thursday will consider creating a new fee to pay for an ambitious plan to lessen the chronic street flooding residents see from a heavy summer thunderstorm.
Updated: 10 minutes ago
‘Before I Die’ wall will be unveiled at Tampa’s Riverwalk

‘Before I Die’ wall will be unveiled at Tampa’s Riverwalk

TAMPA — Before I die I want to find a cure for cancer.
Updated: 15 minutes ago

Voucher advocates back two Democrats in Senate District 19 primary

The Florida Children’s Federation, the political arm of the Florida movement for private school tuition vouchers, has sent out mailers in favor of two candidates in the state Senate District 19 Democratic primary: Rep. Darryl Rouson of St. Pete...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Candidates capitalize on the ever-powerful 'religious vote'

Candidates capitalize on the ever-powerful 'religious vote'

Trump and Clinton court different parts of diverse religious electorate
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Striking miners kidnap, kill deputy minister in Bolivia

Striking miners kidnap, kill deputy minister in Bolivia

Striking Bolivian miners kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister in a shocking spasm of violence following weeks of tension over dwindling paychecks in a region hit hard by falling metal prices
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Top French court rules Burkini bans violate basic freedoms

Top French court rules Burkini bans violate basic freedoms

France's top administrative court has overturned a town burkini ban amid shock and anger worldwide after some Muslim women were ordered to remove body-concealing garments on French Riviera beaches
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Grief overcomes Mississippi community after slaying of nuns

Grief overcomes Mississippi community after slaying of nuns

Friends say two nuns who were found slain in their Mississippi home "would do anything for anybody."
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Rebels, civilians evacuating long-besieged Damascus suburb

Rebels, civilians evacuating long-besieged Damascus suburb

In Syria, buses, ambulances and trucks have lined up at the entrance of a blockaded Damascus suburb to evacuate rebels and civilians
Updated: 1 hour ago
Photograph of separated elderly Canada couple gets attention

Photograph of separated elderly Canada couple gets attention

A photograph of a wheelchair-bound, crying elderly Canadian couple separated into two different care homes after 62 years of marriage because no beds were available together has received international attention
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Pittsburgh RB Conner tops list of notable player comebacks

Pittsburgh RB Conner tops list of notable player comebacks

The most stirring comeback of the college football season already has taken place
Updated: 1 hour ago