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Ringling Bros. eliminating elephants from circus acts
Elephants are very popular at Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus. CREDIT: RINGLING BROS.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show’s iconic elephants from its performances by 2018. Growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.
A mother, armed with a shotgun, jumped with her 7-year-old son from a second-story window this morning, St. Petersburg police said. KRISTEN MITCHELL
Police: St. Pete mom, son injured in jump from window
Dog, shot twice and tied to railroad tracks, survives
Play ball: Rays begin Grapefruit League play today
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What was remarkable about Scott’s State of the State? What he didn’t say

Paula Dockery The legislative session is officially underway, and the opening day was filled with the customary pomp and circumstance. Legislators’ desks were filled with flowers, dignitaries were present, prayers were offered, patriotic songs were sung, and the Senate president and speaker of the House presented their visions to their respective chambers.

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