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Monday, May 25, 2015

Politics

Free speech rule under fire after ‘satanic Temple’ in Capitol

Free speech rule under fire after ‘satanic Temple’ in Capitol

Gov. Rick Scott’s office considered pulling the “Freedom of Speech” provision from rules that govern the use of state buildings, according to a draft document considered by administration attorneys.
Updated: 3 minutes ago
When a soldier’s life ends, the job of another soldier begins

When a soldier’s life ends, the job of another soldier begins

Even before Army Master Sgt. Anthony Link could deliver the dreaded knock on the door, he heard a woman inside shout out in despair.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Carter says Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration o...
Published: 05/24/15
Tampa march targets pesticides, agricultural chemicals

Tampa march targets pesticides, agricultural chemicals

TAMPA — Hundreds of people gathered downtown Saturday to take a walk in support of farmers and organic food, and against genetically modified products.
Published: 05/23/15
Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war

Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war

Veterans of the Iraq War are watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.
Published: 05/23/15
Clinton’s world, where achievement doesn’t matter
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Clinton’s world, where achievement doesn’t matter

Whatever else there is to say about Hillary Rodham Clinton, it must be conceded she has mesmerized her followers. While a large and, probably, expanding field of Republican contenders wrestles for the honor of being this week’s GOP presidentia...
Published: 05/23/15
St. Pete, Rays may cooperate on study of Trop site

St. Pete, Rays may cooperate on study of Trop site

ST. PETERSBURG — In another attempt to end the deadlock over Tropicana Field, city leaders and the Tampa Bay Rays want to partner in a study on how the Trop site could be redeveloped without a baseball stadium.
Published: 05/22/15
Updated: 05/23/15
Rays’ attendance again in familiar spot: dead last

Rays’ attendance again in familiar spot: dead last

ST. PETERSBURG — Perhaps it was the departure of manager Joe Maddon and star player Ben Zobrist, or maybe the Tampa Bay Lightning’s deep playoff run.
Published: 05/22/15
Updated: 05/23/15
Eric Ward sworn in as Tampa’s police chief

Eric Ward sworn in as Tampa’s police chief

Eric Ward took the oath of office to become Tampa’s police chief Friday morning during a ceremony at police headquarters.
Published: 05/22/15
Cannes site of distribution deal for Tampa film ‘Infiltrator’

Cannes site of distribution deal for Tampa film ‘Infiltrator’

TAMPA — Rights to distribute “The Infiltrator,” the major motion picture filmed partially in Tampa and starring Bryan Cranston, were acquired by a company new to the business during the Cannes Film Festival this week in France.
Published: 05/22/15