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Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015
New heart gave dying man 30 years — and time with grandkids
TGH's second heart transplant recipient Frank Spurlin receives a hug from Sjonne Mabbott, ARNP from TGH during the celebration of the 4th busiest transplant hospital in 2011. They performed 500 transplant surgeries last year. JAY CONNER/STAFF
It was 30 years ago this month that Frank Spurlin underwent heart transplant surgery. No heart transplant patient in Florida — and few worldwide — have lived so long afterward.
The Supreme Court voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma saying that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. FILE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lethal cocktail OK’d by court, Bondi seeks killer’s execution
Pascual Carlos “Pete” Pietri has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy against rights, which carries up to 10 years in prison, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Tampa. PASCO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Neighbors burned cross at Pasco home of interracial couple
Tampa Bay Rays Grady Sizemore breaks up Cody Anderson's no hitter with his seventh inning solo home run Monday night at Tropicana Field. JASON BEHNKEN / STAFF
Indians’ Anderson nearly perfect as Rays lose 7-1 at Trop
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Historic week ends with overdue decision on gay rights

Joe Henderson I remember sitting in the pews at the Church of God one Sunday morning in my small hometown in Ohio. This was a holy-roller church with lot of shouting, praying and praising.

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