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USF under federal investigation for handling of rape case

TAMPA — The University of South Florida is under federal investigation for possibly mishandling a sexual assault case, making it the second Florida school to face scrutiny since the White Ho …

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16-year-old boy arrested in St. Petersburg killing

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Hillsborough deputy, firefighter firing weapons hit house in 'terrible accident'

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  1. Editorial: Tampa elections too vital to skip

    Editorials

    With Mayor Bob Buckhorn facing only nominal opposition from a write-in candidate, Tampa voters might be tempted to skip city elections in March. But there are serious issues facing the field of candidates for City Council, and the outcomes in this election will shape the city and region during a critical time.

    With Mayor Bob Buckhorn facing only nominal opposition from a write-in candidate, Tampa voters might be tempted to skip city elections in March. But there are serious issues facing the field of candidates for City Council, and the outcomes in this election will shape the city and region during a critical time.
  2. Wednesday's letters: Firing shows a democracy deficit

    Letters

    Elia's critics defend firing | Jan. 25

    Firing shows a democracy deficit

  3. Review: 'Strong Inside' a revealing look at racism in college sports

    Features

    The score that night was Vanderbilt 90, Mississippi 72. Although the racist insults and threats of violence didn't appear in the next day's sports section, Perry Wallace, now an American University law professor, can't forget that 1968 basketball game in Oxford, Miss. It wasn't the first time he had withstood this kind …

    Perry Wallace, center, endured verbal abuse and worse from spectators as the first black basketball player for Vanderbilt and in the Southeastern Conference.
  4. Events: Tim Dorsey to sign 'Shark Skin Suite'

    Books

    Book Talk

    Tim Dorsey (Shark Skin Suite) will sign his comic crime novel at noon today at Book Bank, 13002 Seminole Blvd. No. 8 (Piccadilly Square), Largo; and at 2 p.m. today at Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580, Clearwater.

  5. Column: Community colleges keep Florida working

    Columns

    Florida businesses need an academically and technologically prepared workforce to succeed, which makes the strength of our higher education system a major factor in attracting new business to Florida. We are fortunate to have the Florida College System as the primary access point to higher education in Florida.

    Longtime advocate: Insurance chief from Louisiana could be bad news for consumers

    Robert Hunter has spent decades in the insurance industry as a consumer advocate. When he heard the name of the man being considered for the state's insurance regulator job, he was "shocked." ...

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    NFL Mock Draft Monday: Jameis Winston? Marcus Mariota? Someone else?

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    My Outfit Monday: A cheap way to tie everything together

    I knew when I put this outfit together, it had a lot of potential. Potential to be good. Potential to look ridiculous....

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