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Five trends to watch for in today's election

Here are five things to watch for in Florida's primary election Tuesday. ROI: This cycle is notable for the many deep-pocket Democrats and Republicans trying to buy their way into office with their own money. How many will get a good return on their investment? The …

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Corcoran, Cruz join forces to demand federal action on Zika

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Prominent Tampa lawyer pleads guilty to helping hide drug money

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  1. The '2020' question will hang over Marco Rubio

    Blog
    On the day in June he reversed his vow not to run for re-election, Marco Rubio refused to say if he would serve out a full six-year term. In a sign of how that refusal will play a prominent role in the general election, Patrick Murphy this morning seized on a CNN …
  2. First victim of local Zika infection is Tampa firefighter living in Pinellas

    Health
    TAMPA — The single victim of a locally transmitted Zika virus infection in the Tampa Bay area is a firefighter with Tampa Fire Rescue who lives in Pinellas County, an agency spokesman said today.
    At the Pinellas County Mosquito Control laboratory, researchers have been studying the Aedes Aegypti mosquito that can carry the Zika virus. [JIM DAMASKE   |   Times]
  3. Florida Republicans contribute to growing national NeverTrump list

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    The New York Times has compiled a list of 110 Republican leaders nationwide who won’t vote for Donald Trump. The online display …
  4. Secretary of State: Polls opened this morning with few hiccups

    Blog
    Voters in one Miami Beach precinct are arriving at their polling place today to find that it's been moved down the street.
  5. Top election official: No fear about hacked election systems

    Blog
    Federal officials have sounded the alarm to several states that their election systems may be at risk of being hacked,
  6. Accused teen 'doctor' arrested on new theft charges in West Palm Beach

    Crime
    WEST PALM BEACH — A Florida teenager accused of pretending to be a doctor and stealing money from an 86-year-old patient is facing new charges of grand theft and fraud.
  7. Man convicted of killing girlfriend after faking her suicide

    Criminal
    SARASOTA — A man who pleaded guilty to murder after faking his girlfriend's suicide and telling friends about it has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
  8. Woman accused of killing husband in Daytona Beach hospital bed

    Crime
    DAYTONA BEACH — Authorities said a retired Florida nurse suffocated her husband in his hospital bed as he was recovering from elective back surgery.
  9. Good boy! Your dog knows what you're saying, study suggests

    Pets
    BERLIN — Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man's best friend really does understand some of what we're saying.
    [Getty Images / iStockphoto]
  10. European Union says Apple must pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes

    Corporate
    BRUSSELS — Apple will have to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest in back taxes to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that the U.S. technology giant received illegal tax benefits over 11 years.
    European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference Tuesday at EU headquarters in Brussels. The European Union says Ireland has given illegal tax benefits to Apple Inc. and must now recover the unpaid back taxes from the U.S. technology company, plus interest. [Associated Press]

The '2020' question will hang over Marco Rubio

On the day in June he reversed his vow not to run for re-election, Marco Rubio refused to say if he would serve out a full six-year term. In a sign of how that refusal will play a prominent role in the general election, Patrick Murphy this morning seized on a CNN report in which Rubio says “No one can make that commitment."...

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Alex Cobb will make his return to the majors in Friday at the Trop against Toronto.

Cobb to make return to rotation on Friday

RHP Alex Cobb will make his return to the majors in Friday at the Trop against Toronto as the Rays switch to a 6-man rotation....

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Bucs' Joel Hale making most of late call to chase NFL dream

UPDATE: Literally within minutes of this story being posted, the Bucs announced they'd waived Joel Hale to get to the NFL roster cutdown limit of 75 players. His hope of sticking on an NFL roster has ended, but here's his story, nonetheless....

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