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The DayStarter: Our guide to the morning's news


Trump holds $25k-per-plate fundraiser in Tampa; Pence meets with local Hispanic group

TAMPA — The Republican ticket visited Tampa on Tuesday to shore up two areas where they still trail in the presidential race: fundraising and standing among the Hispanic community. Don …

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Florida regulators approve hike in some cancer-causing toxic substances in state water

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Archer sharp but Rays lose to Dodgers 3-2

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  1. Would-be Reagan assassin to be freed from government psychiatric care

    Criminal

    The Washington Post reported Wednesday morning that John W. Hinckley Jr., who shot four people including president Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt, would be relased from a government psychiatric hospital.

  2. Meet the 102-year-old woman you saw on TV proudly announcing Arizona's vote for Clinton (w/video)

    Elections

    Geraldine "Jerry" Emmett is 102, legally blind and a lifelong, "good Democrat." Every day, she drinks two beers — one at 10 a.m., the other at 4 p.m. Her favorite, she told The Arizona Republic, is Michelob Ultra Light.

    Donning earrings accentuated with a golden donkey and the word "VOTE," puffed white hair and her signature bright pink lipstick, 102-year-old Jerry Emmett steadied herself on the shoulder of a delegate with her left hand and took hold of the microphone with her right. "And 51 votes for the next president of the United States of America," Emmett said, her voice building along with the crowd's cheers, "Hillary ... Rodham ... Clinton!" [Photo from video]
  3. Missing Tampa teen found safe, wanted fugitive in custody

    Crime

    TAMPA — A fugitive and a missing teen recently seen with him have been found, Tampa police reported Tuesday.

    Antwoine G. Noland was wanted as a person of interest in the shooting death of Alica Fussell.
  4. Hillary Clinton makes history

    Blogs

    Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominated for the president of the United States by a major political party Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. There were not only tears of celebration but protest. "I move that all votes, all votes cast by delegates be reflected in the …

    16-month Ethan Jennings grabs a cardboard cutout of the face of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as his father Florida delegate Bernard Jennings holds him during the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 26, 2016
  5. New Port Richey man struck, killed by minivan on U.S. 19 in Hudson

    Accidents

    HUDSON — A 51-year-old New Port Richey man died Monday after he was struck by a car on U.S. 19, authorities said.

  6. Tim Kaine, Robby Mook wakes up Florida Democrats

    Blogs

    PHILADELPHIA --  Florida Democratic convention delegates were straggling into to the Marriott ballroom for breakfast Wednesday morning, when vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine slipped into the room with his wife Anne. A lot of delegates hadn't even arrived yet, but those who had were thrilled.

  7. Hostage: Attackers at church in France forced my husband to film slain priest (w/video)

    World

    PARIS — France's main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande a day after two extremists attacked a Catholic church and slit the throat of an elderly priest in front of other hostages.

    Police officers prevent the access to the church where an hostage taking left a priest dead the day before in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The Islamic State group crossed a new threshold Tuesday in its war against the West, as two of its followers targeted a church in Normandy, slitting the throat of an elderly priest celebrating Mass and using hostages as human shields before being shot by police. [Associated Press]
  8. The Federal Reserve is rethinking everything

    Banking

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is being forced to reevaluate its most basic assumptions about the economy after trillions of dollars of stimulus and years of ultralow interest rates have failed to generate a more robust recovery.

    The Federal Reserve is being forced to reevaluate its most basic assumptions about the economy after trillions of dollars of stimulus and years of ultralow interest rates have failed to generate a more robust recovery. [Associated Press]
  9. Get ready for the Gwen Graham for governor campaign

    Blogs

    Florida Democrats are ready to elect another Clinton. How about another Graham?

  10. Deputies close westbound lanes of Gibsonton Drive after pedestrian is killed

    Accidents

    GIBSONTON — Authorities closed a portion of westbound Gibsonton Drive on Tuesday after a pedestrian was killed in the area.

Tim Kaine, Robby Mook wakes up Florida Democrats

PHILADELPHIA --  Florida Democratic convention delegates were straggling into to the Marriott ballroom for breakfast Wednesday morning, when vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine slipped into the room with his wife Anne. A lot of delegates hadn't even arrived yet, but those who had were thrilled....

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Chris Archer will be on the mound for the Rays.

For starters: Rays at Dodgers, with Archer on the mound

UPDATE, 8:21: All the Rays mentioned in trade rumors were present and accounted for the in the clubhouse. ... Morrison said his forearm is feeling better and Cash said he expects him to play on Wednesday. ... Former Rays / current Dodgers baseball chief Andrew Friedman visited with some of the Rays early Tueday afternoon....

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J.R. Sweezy is recovering from an unspecified procedure this spring.

Bucs' Sweezy, Murphy start training camp on PUP list

The Bucs will open training camp on Thursday with two key players held out of practice, as the team announced Tuesday that guard J.R. Sweezy and receiver Louis Murphy will start camp on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list....

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