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Honor Selma marchers by voting

On Feb. 11, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to honor with a Congressional Gold Medal the thousands of people who marched for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, nearly 50 years ago. The move to bestow Congress’ highest civilian honor pass...
Published: 02/26/15
Jameis Winston's in front two months before Bucs pick
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Jameis Winston's in front two months before Bucs pick

TAMPA — As shocking as this sounds, it appears that how Jameis Winston throws the football might be the determining factor in why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem poised to draft him.
Published: 02/25/15
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Festival reminds us getting into a jam (or jelly) can be good thing

PLANT CITY — I told the kind lady at Gate 4 of the Florida Strawberry Festival grounds Tuesday morning I was there as a judge. She pointed me toward a building filled with every imaginable kind of jam, jelly, preserves, pickled things and othe...
Published: 02/25/15
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When trauma is your job, stress is a daily companion

It seems, in our ever-shrinking world, that we are surrounded by trauma.
Published: 02/23/15
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Concealed-carry bill would take target off Florida’s campuses

Just after midnight on Nov. 20, a lone gunman entered Florida State University’s Strozier Library where, in mere moments, he shot and wounded three students while others scrambled for safety. Just as abruptly, with shock and chaos in his wake,...
Published: 02/23/15
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It must be different when mandate comes from Tallahassee

We’ve all seen the collective heads of Republican legislators in our state spin ’round and ’round any time a mandate for almost anything comes down from Washington.
Published: 02/23/15
This wasn’t farewell Gordon was seeking
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This wasn’t farewell Gordon was seeking

DAYTONA BEACH — He didn’t want a rocking chair. He didn’t want a farewell. He wanted the cheers to come after a win.
Published: 02/22/15
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Relief may be coming from testing mania in Florida schools

It’s a busy month in Hillsborough County’s schools.
Published: 02/22/15
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Bragging about Florida weather good way to anger relatives

You may have seen the TV commercial sponsored by the state agency Visit Florida. There’s no voice, just written words.
Published: 02/22/15
Gordon’s farewell tour takes back seat to winning
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Gordon’s farewell tour takes back seat to winning

Eventually, he’ll do the victory tour, and he’ll be fine with all of it, the fans, the tracks, getting the odd rocking chair or resort voucher. Until then, Martin Fennelly writes, Jeff Gordon will just race.
Published: 02/22/15