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When social media stops being social, consequences can be harsh

If you are active on social media, you know it can be a breeding ground for more than cat videos or invitations to play Candy Crush.
Updated: 13 hours ago
Trades not enough to make Bolts unique
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Trades not enough to make Bolts unique

The arrival of Braydon Coburn doesn’t knock socks off, Martin Fennelly says. He promises little offense, but offers veteran grit and playoff experience. Whether that's enough to carry the Lightning to the Stanley Cup remains to be seen.
Updated: 14 hours ago
Bulls women want another chance at UConn
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Bulls women want another chance at UConn

TAMPA — The women’s college basketball Final Four, a smash hit when it came to Tampa in 2008, makes its return in April. Before that, there will be dancing. And South Florida will do some.
Published: 03/02/15
Updated: 03/03/15
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Just when you think Obama-bashing can’t get worse, it does

It wasn’t enough for the residents of Wingnut Nation to argue in defiance of facts that Barack Obama was not born in America. Some of them even cling to the belief he is an agent of radical Islam sent to destroy our country by, I don’t ...
Published: 03/02/15
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Rudy Giuliani’s public service epiphany

Last we noticed, Democrats and the national media — but I repeat myself — were still sprawled upon their fainting couches, pearls clutched and murmuring their far-left rosary: racist, nativist, unhinged, birther, wingnut, Nazi, hater (r...
Published: 03/02/15
Rays’ Souza came long way to make The Catch
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Rays’ Souza came long way to make The Catch

PORT CHARLOTTE — It was last September, the final day of baseball’s regular season. Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was about to lose a no-hitter — with two outs in the ninth inning. There was a fly ball to deep le...
Published: 03/01/15
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Stadium’s value to area goes beyond economic impact

Before he became the ringmaster of hysteria on his syndicated talk show, Jerry Springer was a city councilman and mayor in Cincinnati. He stood out on the council in the early 1970s when he became the only member to vote against public funding for a ...
Published: 03/01/15
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Judicial Watch: Emails prove Hillary concocted Benghazi video trigger

Tom Jackson’s “The Right Stuff” blog updates throughout the week at TBO.com.
Published: 02/28/15
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Overrated delights of surprise (Surprise!)

I concluded some time ago that the value of most surprises is vastly overrated. Let me be clear: I am speaking here of surprises that are crafted to inspire and delight, not those designed by the good guys to bushwhack criminals or enemy war-makers.
Published: 02/28/15
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City elections important, but so few people seem to care

There is an election Tuesday in Tampa to choose a mayor and city council members, but it appears to be a well-kept secret. There are 211,158 registered voters in the city, but by late last week only 14,271 mail ballots had been returned to the superv...
Published: 02/28/15