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Saturday, Dec 20, 2014
Raul Castro: U.S. detente won’t change Cuban system
Don’t look for communism to end in Cuba soon. Raul Castro chants “Viva Fidel” to its National Assembly and says Cuba must not “abandon the ideas that it has struggled...
A man was killed early Saturday after he drove hsi white Ford F-250 the wrong way on State Road 60 in Plant City and struck a copper-colored Ford F-250 head-on, critically injuring the driver, investigators said. FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL
One dead, one injured in wrong-way Plant City crash
Jeff Tedford, right, who was named coach of the British Columbia Lions, shakes hands with general manager Wally Buono during an introductory news conference Friday in Surrey, British Columbia. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tedford: Was healthy enough to coach Bucs in October
Lightning owner Jeffrey Vinik plans to build a $1 billion project along Garrison Channel.  TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO
Vinik’s redevelopment planners looking for your ideas
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Paula Dockery: Call it what you want — it’s still Medicaid expansion

Paula Dockery Two years ago, as part of the Affordable Care Act, Florida was offered $50 billion over 10 years to expand Medicaid to those low-income families who didn’t qualify under the current eligibility requirements. The governor and the Florida Legislature turned it down.

Editorial: St. Petersburg City Council members should reconsider Rays stadium vote
Editorial: Scott should end costly legal fight to keep flawed drug-testing law
Editorial: A way to advance freedom in Cuba
Letter of the day: Class sizes not to blame for public school failures
Letters to the editor: Write-in candidate is no joke to serious voters