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Jones: Jameis Winston's pep talk to kids sends wrong message (w/video)

This is a story about a well-intended photo op that had some good in it and some bad. It involves Tampa Bay's most famous face, one of its most struggling schools, and perhaps a blind spot when it …

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Report: Tampa Bay has nation's third fastest growing housing market

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Tampa Tribune signs will be saved, incorporated into art for luxury apartments

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Plan your weekend Feb. 24-26: Gasparilla Distance Classic, Mardi Gras pops, dinos at the zoo

Plan your weekend Feb. 24-26: Gasparilla Distance Classic, Mardi Gras pops, dinos at the zoo

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Watch the Oscars in style Sunday at Tampa Theatre's Hollywood Awards Night

Watch the Oscars in style Sunday at Tampa Theatre's Hollywood Awards Night

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Movie Planner: 'Get Out,' 'Rock Dog,' Oscars goodies galore

Movie Planner: 'Get Out,' 'Rock Dog,' Oscars goodies galore

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Art Planner: Alex Katz at TMA, Working Title and more

Art Planner: Alex Katz at TMA, Working Title and more

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  1. Trump's action on transgender restroom rules changes nothing locally, school districts say

    K12

    TAMPA — Last year's federal instructions concerning transgender students and restrooms touched off a culture war in the Hillsborough County public schools.

  2. Dunedin City Commission votes down mixed use plaza planned for downtown

    Local Government

    DUNEDIN — The City Commission blocked a sprawling mixed use development proposed for the corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue after fierce public opposition and questions about compatibility.

  3. Rubio, suddenly back from Europe, is confronted in Miami

    Blogs

    Sen. Marco Rubio surfaced in Miami today and was confronted by an activist who wants to know why he isn't holding a town hall, like many other lawmakers across the country this week.

  4. Coming to Hulu in March: 'Harlots,' 'Clueless,' Fargo Season 2 and more

    Blogs

    Hulu original series Harlots traces the lives of a group of young prostitutes in 18th century England.
  5. USF leads nation in producing prestigious Fulbright Scholars

    Blogs

    With 12 faculty members named as Fulbright Scholars in the 2016-2017 year, the University of South Florida led the nation in producing winners of the prestigious awards.

    USF's Fulbright Scholars for the 2016-2017 year put it ahead of other top research institutions.
  6. Highlights from Jim McElwain's pre-spring news conference

    Blogs

    GAINESVILLE - With the Florida Gators open spring football practice next week, coach Jim McElwain met with reporters today to address a number of topics. Some of the highlights:

  7. Gasparilla half-marathon will be one of last stops for fabled distance runner Meb Keflezighi

    Running

    TAMPA — The final stretch of Meb Keflezighi's fabled running career will include a section of Bayshore Boulevard. From there, his finish line looms, a few more miles — and months — in the northerly distance.

    First-place finisher Meb Keflezighi waves a flag over his head at the finish line of the 2009 New York City Marathon. [AP photo]
  8. Curtis Reeves and his defense attorneys Richard Escobar and Dino Michaels break for lunch during a Stand Your Ground Hearing at the Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center in Dade City, Fla. [CHARLIE KAIJO  |  Times]
  9. Review: 'Logan' is a gripping Wolverine story to take seriously

    Features

    James Mangold's Logan is an uncommonly mature comic book movie, practically from another universe unto itself. It's a movie demanding and deserving to be taken seriously, an elegy for a mutant.

    Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) tries to protect the young mutant Laura (Dafne Keen) in "Logan." (Ben Rothstein)
  10. Early results in on Pinellas pre-arrest diversion program

    Public Safety

    A Pinellas Sheriff's Office report released last week summarizing the first quarter of the Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion program showed that 179 people have completed it since the start date in October.

Rubio, suddenly back from Europe, is confronted in Miami

Sen. Marco Rubio surfaced in Miami today and was confronted by an activist who wants to know why he isn't holding a town hall, like many other lawmakers across the country this week....

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Colby Rasmus' beard was described as "puke" worthy by Deadspin.

Rays' Colby Rasmus says we may not have seen last of beard

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Hulu original series Harlots traces the lives of a group of young prostitutes in 18th century England.

Coming to Hulu in March: 'Harlots,' 'Clueless,' Fargo Season 2 and more

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