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Friday, Dec 19, 2014
Supreme Court won’t stop gay marriages in Florida
A federal judge previously declared Florida's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional and said same-sex marriage licenses could start being issued in the state after Jan. 5 unless the Supreme Court intervened. 

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected Attorney General Pam Bondi’s request to delay the start of gay marriages in Florida, which can now begin as early as Jan. 6.

New Jersey Devils left wing Patrik Elias attacks on Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Evgeni Nabokov during the second period.
Bolts still bedeviled by Jersey, lose in shootout
A deal to let the Rays explore new stadium sites across Tampa Bay died in a 5-3 vote Thursday night.
St. Pete might reconsider allowing Rays stadium talks
For the second time, Wil Myers is the centerpiece of the blockbuster trade. He came to the Rays in December 2012 in a seven-player deal with Kansas City. Now, he’s heading west to San Diego. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
Rays: Myers trade deal too good to pass up
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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: Scott should end costly legal fight to keep flawed drug-testing law
Editorial: A way to advance freedom in Cuba
Editorial: Vinik’s plan for Channel District is a perfect fit
Letters to the editor: Dialogue needed
Letter of the day: Same-sex supporters infringe on religious freedoms