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Top 5 at noon: Fact-checking the Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit; Hillsborough trains school resource officers during active shooter exercise; and more

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FACT-CHECKING THE DONALD TRUMP-VLADIMIR PUTIN SUMMIT

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin made inaccurate statements to the media following their one-on-one talks in Helsinki about election meddling, global terrorism and nuclear nonproliferation. Here’s a rundown of our fact-checks.

HILLSBOROUGH TRAINING SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS DURING ACTIVE SHOOTER EXERCISE

With the start of classes nearly three weeks away, Hillsborough County school resource officers are receiving extensive active shooter training today to prepare them in the event of another school tragedy. Members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, bomb squad, K-9 and aerial units are at Strawberry Crest High School for the training, which will simulate a worst-case instance similar to the Feb. 14 massacre on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school, in which 17 were killed.

TAMPA BAY DEVELOPERS STRAIN TO CREATE NEW STREET NAMES

Since developers began turning vast tracts of farm and ranch land into sprawling communities, Tampa Bay has gained more than 1,000 streets. With old classics like Main, Central and Maple long since appropriated by established cities and towns, residents of new master-planned communities can find themselves with addresses on a Beeswax Lane or a Kale Banyan Drive. For those tasked with naming streets, inspiration generally comes from the overall theme of the community, the history of the property or both.

GOLFING WITH THE GUYS IS NOTHING NEW FOR BRITTANY LINCICOME

Brittany Lincicome, 32, will be the fifth female golfer to play in a PGA tournament when she tees it up on Thursday at the Barbasol Championship in Nicholasville, Ky. The Seminole native received a sponsor’s exemption from Tom Murray, president and CEO of Perio, the company that owns Barbasol and Pure Silk. Lincicome is sure to be one of the main story lines for a four-year-old tournament that struggles to get publicity. "I’m nervous about it now and it’s not even here yet," Lincicome said. "But I’ve played with the guys my whole life."

FROM ACAI TO POKE, THE TOP 10 BOWLS IN TAMPA BAY

The Wall Street Journal has declared bowls the new plates. Tableware companies like Fiesta have reported serious double-digit growth in the sale of bowls. Fast-food restaurants have jumped on board. But this trend is more than a rebuttal to bread. It’s a rejection of the old way of viewing the plate. And bowls are fast, most ingredients raw or precooked, so assembly is a scoop-and-dump endeavor. Bowl restaurants don’t need extensive kitchens and prep rooms, just long rows of metal tubs. Just about every community in the Tampa Bay area now has a Brazilian acai bowl emporium and a house of Hawaiian poke. Here is an unscientific analysis and ranking of Tampa Bay’s best bowls.

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