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Monday, Apr 20, 2015

Pinellas drug killer who wrote rap lyrics gets 15 years

Pinellas drug killer who wrote rap lyrics gets 15 years

CLEARWATER — A man who was arrested in a fatal drug deal gone bad then wrote a rap song about it in jail that was later used against him has been sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter....
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New fiscal forecast leaves Kansas with $400M budget hole

New fiscal forecast leaves Kansas with $400M budget hole

Kansas officials cut revenue projections, leaving state with $400 million gap in next budget
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Geltz making most of chance with Rays

Geltz making most of chance with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG — Everyone has a Cinderella story, Steve Geltz said. A tale of how they ended up in the big leagues, of how this led to that and that led to this. For Geltz, his “this” is a spot in the Rays’ bullpen....
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Bucs put 2-14 in past with start of offseason program

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy showed up for the start of the team’s offseason workout program Monday with a red streak in his hair and a chip on his shoulder.
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AP Top News at 9:14 p.m. EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. CAPTAIN, CREW MEMBER OF CAPSIZED MIGRANT SHIP ARRESTED WASHINGTON (AP) In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yem...
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The Latest: Wheelchair champ gives wreath to Richards family

The Latest: Wheelchair champ gives wreath to Richards family

The Latest: Women's wheelchair champ gives marathon wreath to family of boy killed in 2013
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Boston Marathon ends with proposal for Hillsborough couple

Boston Marathon ends with proposal for Hillsborough couple

TAMPA — It was a particularly cold, windy and wet morning Monday for a Floridian to finish the Boston Marathon, but Dustin Hicks had some extra motivation to keep moving — the wedding ring tied to his running shoe.
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Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants

Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants

6 from Minnesota charged with trying to join Islamic State group
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Grant keeps Pasco-Tampa bus service running

Grant keeps Pasco-Tampa bus service running

TAMPA — Those who choose to skip the stressful drive and take a bus to work from Pasco County to downtown Tampa likely will continue to have that luxury, thanks to a state grant. And if grant money is approved for two new flex buses, people in...
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Socom seeks app to keep its Blackberry phones trustworthy

The makers of BlackBerry phones have seen revenues fall off as consumers increasingly use other telephones. But there is at least one very high-profile customer right here in Tampa.
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