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Friday, Mar 06, 2015
Bucs agree to settle lawsuit over cheerleader pay
The settlement covers 94 current and former Bucs cheerleaders who worked for the team between June 3, 2009, and May 9, 2014. 
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit filed by a former cheerleader who claimed the NFL franchise violated federal and state wage laws.
Legal papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by boutique retailer Kitson Stores said Hudson Group, which operates many shops at Los Angeles International Airport, is exploiting travelers with “hugely” inflated water prices.
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Passengers gouged on airport water? Yes, charge legal papers
Small business advocates gather outside the regional National Labor Relations Board office in downtown Tampa Friday afternoon during a Job Creators Network rally to defend the franchise system.
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Business owners protest potential rules on franchises
Investigators prepare to remove the World War II-era trainer airplane that actor Harrison Ford crash-landed Thursday at Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles.
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Doctor helping downed pilot was shocked to find Harrison Ford
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