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Campbell Park principal will leave campus pending an 'administrative review'

Christine Hoffman, the embattled principal of Campbell Park Elementary will leave campus while an "administrative review" is conducted, district officials said Monday. ...

Five key questions as a government shutdown looms

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Ominous question preceded Tampa man's murder charge: "Did you find her?"

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  1. Trigaux: How a tasty menu helped bring Quality Distribution's headquarters to downtown Tampa

    Economic Development

    TAMPA — I'm not sure whether to credit the mushroom ricotta stuffed Paccheri pasta or wild boar lasagna at the Cena restaurant.

    Ken Stoltenberg is director of the Tampa-based Mercury Advisors commercial real estate firm. Its projects include Grand Central at Kennedy, a mixed-used residential condo, retail and commercial office space building in the Channel District near downtown Tampa. [Handout photo]
  2. Ominous question preceded Tampa man's murder charge: "Did you find her?"

    Crime

    TAMPA — As Hillsborough sheriff's deputies led him to a patrol car, blood spattered on his clothes and legs, Hector Acevedo asked an ominous question.

    Hector Acevedo, 24, stabbed his girlfriend Shyeanne Lewis more than 20 times early Saturday after the couple got into a fight, police said. [Tampa Police Department photo]
  3. Border wall, health care jeopardize bill days from shutdown

    National

    WASHINGTON — Partisan disputes over health care and President Donald Trump's border wall threw must-pass spending legislation into jeopardy Monday days ahead of a government shutdown deadline.

    Lawmakers return to Washington this week to a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats over his border wall. [Associated Press]
  4. Former President Barack Obama listens as participants speak during a forum at the University of Chicago held to promote community organizing on Monday in Chicago, Illinois. The visit marks Obama's first formal public appearance since leaving office.[Scott Olson/Getty Images]
  5. Video preview: Rays vs. Orioles vs. the weather in Baltimore

    Blogs

    Having gone 1-6 on their first road trip of the season, the Rays are aiming for better as they - weather permitting - open a nine-day, eight-game, three-city roadtrip tonight in Baltimore, with Chris …

    Marc Topkin checks in from windy Baltimore, where the Rays are scheduled to play the Orioles.
  6. Tampa jury awards $15 million to widow in tobacco lawsuit

    Civil

    TAMPA — A Tampa jury has awarded $15 million in damages to the widow of a man who died from illnesses related to years of cigarette smoking.

  7. Birthday present for Rays Steven Souza Jr.: AL Player of the Week honors

    Blogs

    Rays OF Steven Souza Jr. got a nice present for his 28th birthday on Monday, the American League Player of the Week award.

    Souza hit .414 for the week with two homers, 9 RBIs and 1.192 OPS over seven games, from Monday-Sunday.

    It was his first AL Player of the Week award.

    Steven Souza Jr. hit .414 for the week with two homers, 9 RBIs and 1.192 OPS over seven games.
  8. Finally, from Italy, the full George Washington, in the buff

    Nation

    It is a statue of the father of our country that America has never seen: George Washington in the buff.

    Antonio Canova's preliminary model for a statue of George Washington. The two century-old statue of the nation's father, in the buff, is coming to the United States for the first time. And, no, Washington didn't pose for it. [Xavier Saloman via the New York Times]
  9. Obama dishes on leadership at first event since leaving office

    National

    CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama used his first public appearance since leaving office to dole out advice to young people on leadership, managing social media and even marriage. What he didn't do was mention his successor.

    Former President Barack Obama waves as he boards a Marine helicopter during a departure ceremony on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington after President Donald Trump was inaugurated. Obama is scheduled to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life Monday, April 24, 2017, in the place where he started his political career. He will speak at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned. [Associated Press]
  10. Lack of enthusiasm for Jeb Bush prompted John Kasich to run, according to new book

    Blogs

    John Kasich's new book contains "little digs" toward Jeb Bush, per the Cincinnati Enquirer:

Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., R-Hialeah, addresses a luncheon audience at the James Madison Institute in Tallahassee, Fla. on Jan. 26, 2017 with Miami Republican Rep. Michael Bileca, left.

'The House is prepared to walk away,' K-12 education budget chairman says

If House Republicans follow through this week on plans to vote on a budget for 2017-18 that simply mirrors this year's, they will have to scrap a slew of top education priorities they had sought this year and worked for months to craft -- including their $200 million "schools of hope" plan to provide incentives for specialized, high-performing charter schools to set up in predominantly low-income areas....

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Marc Topkin checks in from windy Baltimore, where the Rays are scheduled to play the Orioles.

Video preview: Rays vs. Orioles vs. the weather in Baltimore

Having gone 1-6 on their first road trip of the season, the Rays are aiming for better as they - weather permitting - open a nine-day, eight-game, three-city roadtrip tonight in Baltimore, with Chris Archer on the mound. It was windy this afternoon, as you can see, and rain is expected tonight:

Here is our video preview:...

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Elisabeth Moss plays Offred in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.

What to watch this week: 'The Handmaid's Tale' on Hulu, 'Great News' on NBC

Watch this week

MONDAY...

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