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  1. Tell Me About It: Boyfriend chooses ballgame over wedding


    Q: I am a bridesmaid in my cousin's wedding on July 4. Because of the date, save-the-date cards were mailed out a year and half in advance. My boyfriend has known about the wedding since the card was received.

  2. Consider the cloth diaper, then forget it


    The invaluable yet lowly diaper was first mass-produced in 1887, a rectangle of oft-soiled, washable cotton fabric unimproved for more than 60 years, until a disposable version appeared. Ever since, the cloth diaper has fought a losing battle against its more convenient (and more aggressively marketed) counterpart. By …

    The well-intentioned cloth diaper, made of cotton, is a drag on the environment.
  3. Editorial: Candid view of Iraq from defense secretary


    Defense Secretary Ash Carter's blunt criticism of Iraq's military brings a much-needed dose of reality to the fight against Islamic State militants. Though the White House spent Monday in damage control mode, the secretary was right on the mark and his assessment was a timely warning that Iraqis, Americans and their …

  4. Editorial: Senate offers path to victory for all on Medicaid expansion


    The Florida Senate has drawn a new road map for House Republicans to get to yes on accepting Medicaid expansion money. Tuesday's proposed revisions to a bipartisan proposal to use the federal money to help pay for private coverage for low-income Floridians answer their strongest objections and should lower the …

    The Florida Senate has drawn a new road map for House Republicans to get to yes on accepting Medicaid expansion money.
  5. Free and cheap fun: 5 things to do under $5 May 28-June 3


    1 Free Tuesday at Glazer Museum: The hands-on museum and the Children's Board of Hillsborough County sponsor a free day at the museum from 2 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Buddy from the PBS Kids show Dinosaur Train will be there, so bring your camera. Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, …

    Dinosaur Train Live: Buddyâ  s Big Adventure: Join Buddy, Tiny, King, Don and more for an interactive trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Wait, they rode in trains too? $25-$35. Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827. 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday.

    Gramaticas honor wounded veteran with new home

    The Gramatica brothers -- Martin with the Bucs, and Bill and Santiago at USF -- are a decade removed from their time as Tampa's place-kickers, but they're still making a huge impact on the community through their Gramatica Family Foundation....


    Rift widens between governor and Senate -- they now disagree about budget hole

    Tensions continued to mount Tuesday between Gov. Rick Scott and the Senate as the governor blasted a Senate compromise and the governor’s Agency for Health Care administration issued a letter to the federal government suggesting that the state would not lose the $1 billion in federal money to reimburse hospitals for serving the uninsured under the low income pool as legislators previously suggested....


    The Rays are starting RHP Alex Colome, pictured. The Mariners will counter with LHP J.A. Happ.

    For starters, Rays vs. M's, with no Cabrera and Souza again

    UPDATE, 5:10: Here is a stat that tells you all you need to know about the Rays lineup tonight:...