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Dale Jr. ready to let good times roll in championship race
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Dale Jr. ready to let good times roll in championship race

DAYTONA BEACH — Driving this famous track, where his father died, isn’t that scary for defending Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. It’s the job.
Published: 02/19/15
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It’s time for Florida lawmakers to let retailers sell tequila with tomatoes

Last week, like millions of Americans, I decided to buy a Powerball ticket. While I was shopping at my local Publix, there was one customer ahead of me at the lottery terminal when the machine went dead — probably a result of overheated demand...
Published: 02/19/15
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Florida voters most likely will have last say on medical pot

Where are we on medical marijuana?
Published: 02/19/15
Winston’s possible Bucs future rides on interview process
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Winston’s possible Bucs future rides on interview process

It doesn't matter if Jameis Winston throws or doesn't throw at the NFL combine. Martin Fennelly says his real tests, give or take the Wonderlic, will be his interviews with teams, with the Bucs front and center.
Published: 02/18/15
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Tampa’s Uber migraine could soon be St. Pete’s too

St. Petersburg surely seems like a perfect place for the upstart ride-buying companies Uber and Lyft to prosper. Combine the city’s bustling downtown social and arts scene with an influx of younger residents who don’t own cars, and you ...
Published: 02/18/15
‘Sean’s Army’ will run Gasparilla races to honor ‘gentle giant’
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‘Sean’s Army’ will run Gasparilla races to honor ‘gentle giant’

There once was a kid as big as a bear who wouldn’t harm a fly. “He was our gentle giant,” his mother said. The gentle giant touched most everyone he met. Even when it didn’t end like in fairy tales, and the gentle giant we...
Published: 02/16/15
Updated: 02/17/15
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Pollution solution sounds a little crazy

You might call it a “half-baked” solution; a plan to save the planet before it’s completely baked.
Published: 02/16/15
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Republicans have total AND complete chance on health care

Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for the 60th time since 2011 to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, just in time to beat the Feb. 15 deadline to sign up for health insurance.
Published: 02/15/15
Updated: 02/16/15
Phil McNiff, former FBI agent and Yankees VP dies
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Phil McNiff, former FBI agent and Yankees VP dies

This is one of those stories you don’t want to write. Sometimes you get too close.
Published: 02/15/15
Updated: 02/16/15
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Obamacare’s unbroken skein of shattered promises

Let’s begin with what ought to be obvious: Nobody has a “right” to medical care.
Published: 02/15/15