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Amid fundraising questions, Jeb welcomes donors to Coral Gables tonight

Tropical Storm Erika nearly forced Jeb Bush's presidential campaign to call off a donor reception planned for Monday night in Coral Gables. But the storm dissipated before reaching Florida and the event will still take place at the home of auto executive Manny Kadre, one of the donors told the Miami Herald …

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Worth the trip: Magical Dining Month offers prix-fixe meals at Orlando's best restaurants

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USF police investigate report of shooting threat posted Sunday night

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  1. #CookClub recipe: Spinach Apple Salad (with how-to video)

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    Here in Florida, Land of No Seasons, it's hard to tell when certain produce is having its moment. Take apples, for instance. Up north and in the Midwest, they're already picking the crispy red orbs from trees. The next few months are prime apple season. So even though our grocery stores have apples year-round, expect …

    Spinach Apple Salad [Monica Herndon]
  2. Worth the trip: Magical Dining Month offers prix-fixe meals at Orlando's best restaurants

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    New York does theirs in the dog days of summer. For Chicago it's the beginning of February, when everyone is officially allergic to winter. In Sarasota it's June, and in Miami it runs August and September. Restaurant weeks (or months) have caught fire in most major cities. Participating restaurants offer inexpensive …

    “We have never done coupons; we believe it cheapens the brand,” said Henry Salgado. “Magical Dining is different.”
  3. Cook Hack: Use an olive oil dispenser to store dish soap for easier, prettier pouring

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    Use an olive oil dispenser to store dish soap: This week's Cook Hack is more of a kitchen tip, not a cooking tip, though it'll certainly come in handy after you've cooked up a big meal and need to wash some dishes. Ah, yes, the bane of my existence: washing dishes. I know some people find it therapeutic, but …

  4. Try this: Savory yogurt from renowned chef Dan Barber's Blue Hill farm

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    The yogurt aisle is starting to get outright silly. But here's a new product that is worthy of its shelf space. Times art critic Lennie Bennett leaned over her cubicle one day and told me, "Dan Barber is now making Blue Hill savory yogurts." It took me a couple of weeks to head to Fresh Market to …

    Beet yogurt from Blue Hill
  5. In Our Kitchen: Mustard Chicken With Shallots recipe

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    There are endless ways to serve up chicken, and in our kitchen we most often roast or quickly fry it in a pan. Add mustard? I'm sold. Wine and herbs mixing in a broth that begs for big hunks of bread to go with it? Yes, please.

    The shallots in this recipe will practically melt in your mouth.

    For starters, Rays vs. Royals, trying to win one

    UPDATE, 11:39: There is some risk for the Rays in terms of late game moves by having both catchers in the lineup, but the idea was to include Arencibia's bat and also give Cabrera a day off. ... Talked with Don Wakamatsu, the Royals bench coach who was runner-up to Cash for the Rays job, and he said he enjoyed the process and felt the team made the right choice based on where they were. ... Rays are hoping to avoid their first season series sweep of more than six games....

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    Ben Carson makes move in Iowa; Bush and Rubio remain in middle of pack

    Donald Trump continues to lead in Iowa, but Ben Carson, who now lives in West Palm Beach, is moving up and is five percentage points from the boisterous New York celebrity developer, according to a new poll....

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    Tight end Tim Wright during minicamp at One Buc Place in June.

    Bucs acquire K Kyle Brindza from Lions for TE Wright

    The Bucs had added another name to their kicking competition, acquiring rookie kicker Kyle Brindza from the Lions in exchange for tight end Tim Wright....

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