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LIVE FROM GAINESVILLE BEFORE WHITE NATIONALIST SPEECH
As Richard Spencer prepares to deliver a controversial talk at 2:30 p.m., we've got live coverage from Gainesville as protesters and law enforcement officers prepare for the white nationalist's appearance at the University of Florida.Here's what's happening in Gainesville right now..
FORMER TAMPA EXECUTIVE GUILTY IN DOUBLE MURDER
Patrick Evans, the former Jabil executive charged with the deaths of his wife and her friend, was found guilty by a jury Wednesday night. The 12-member jury convicted Evans on two counts of first-degree murder. Now prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the crime.
POLITIFACT: WHY TRUMP'S DEFINITION OF FAKE NEWS IS WRONG
When PolitiFact fact-checks fake news, they're calling out fabricated content that intentionally masquerades as news coverage of actual events. When President Donald Trump talks about fake news, he means something else entirely. Here's the PolitiFact verdict, and an explanation of what it means for language, free press and the first amendment.
CHECK OUT ST. PETE'S NEW STREET MURALS
The leaves don't really change in Florida, but go outside and it's clearly that time of year when St. Petersburg's walls get a little more colorful. The third annual Shine Mural Festival wrapped up this week as artists from around the world finished 14 new, urban murals. Here are photos of all of them, and a map so you can go exploring..
TAMPA BAY SHOULD SAY NO THANKS TO THESE SPORTING EVENTS
Tampa Bay has become the Break-Glass-In-Case-of-Emergency City. When the NHL decided to pull out of the Olympics, it needed someone — and quick — to host this season's All-Star Game. Tampa Bay stepped right up. When the NFL realized that the new football stadium in Los Angeles wouldn't be completed in time to host the Super Bowl in 2021, it fell to Tampa. But not every sporting event is worth hosting. So, already, we're saying, "Thanks, but no thanks,'' when it comes to certain ones.
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