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  1. Column: Netanyahu raises the bar on Iran nuclear deal


    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lobbied powerfully against a nuclear agreement with Iran in a well-crafted speech to Congress on Tuesday. The problem is that he has now created a zero-sum game with the Obama administration, in which either the president or the prime minister seems likely to come out a …

  2. Editorial: Scott hits Florida's positives, ignores challenges


    Gov. Rick Scott delivered an upbeat State of the State address Tuesday that appropriately noted Florida is headed in the right direction in many respects, from a declining unemployment rate to record tourism. He also highlighted his proposed investments in public education and the environment, which are particularly …

    Gov. Rick Scott did not say a word about accepting Medicaid expansion money that would help pay for health insurance for more than 800,000 Floridians.
  3. Wednesday's letters: Take utilities out of private hands


    Public Service Commission ripe for reform | March 1, editorial

  4. Column: Getting school accountability back on track


    To paraphrase an old saying: The road to Florida's current school accountability predicament was paved with good intentions.

    PREFERRED 2013 photo of Hillsborough County School Superintendent MaryEllen Elia
  5. Comic filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait coming to Tampa's Gasparilla film fest


    Tampa's foremost film festival has booked the wild personality that anything named Gasparilla deserves: pitch-black comedian and filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait.

    Bobcat Goldthwait will conduct a Q&A after his film on political satirist Barry Crimmins.
    Marcus Mariota, left, and Jameis Winston, right, will appear on Jon Gruden's QB Camp segment on ESPN.

    Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota coming to Jon Gruden's QB camp

    Two of the Bucs’ possible targets for the No. 1 pick will be on ESPN’s Jon Gruden QB Camp later this spring....


    No conversation between Rick Scott, black caucus

    The first day of the legislative session is over, and Gov. Rick Scott hasn't yet met with members of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus to discuss issues they say are important to minority communities across the state....


    Here is the stray dog Alex Cobb brought home.

    Rays starter Alex Cobb earns a save — of this stray dog

    Alex Cobb is the Rays' top starting pitcher, but he earned a save Monday when he chased down and brought home a stray dog that was running loose in traffic....