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Environmentalists seeing green on U.S. Sugar land

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  1. Summer movie preview: From 'The Avengers' to 'Mission: Impossible'

    Movies

    By Steve Persall Times Movie Critic

    Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone.
  2. Column: Trade agreement will boost U.S. economy

    Columns

    America has long been a land of opportunity and the envy of the world. But today we face serious challenges from global competitors looking to replace us as the leading economic force in the world. China, India and a unified European bloc are vying to become the new global powerhouse of the 21st century.

    A cargo ship cruises under the Sunshine Skyway en route to Port Tampa Bay. Trade supports 2.4 million jobs in Florida.
  3. Column: Proposals threaten Florida's famed parks

    Columns

    If the people of Florida value their state parks as highly as they say they do, they had better cast a wary eye in the direction of Tallahassee. Proposals are being advanced both in the Legislature and in the Department of Environmental Protection that may not bode well for the future of Florida's nationally recognized …

  4. Craig Kopp talks about his rock 'n' roll role at WMNF

    Music & Concerts

    TAMPA — Wearing jeans, New Balance sneakers and an untucked, beachy olive button-up, Craig Kopp leans into his microphone.

    General Manager Craig Kopp of Tampa's WMNF poses for a portrait in the station's music library which holds tens of thousands of vinyl records and CDs. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  5. 'American in Paris,' 'Fun Home' get a leading 12 Tony nominations

    Stage

    NEW YORK — The musicals An American in Paris and Fun Home each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season.

    A photo provided by O&M Co. shows Sydney Lucas as Small Alison, Beth Malone as Alison, and Emily Skeggs as Medium Alison in "Fun Home" at Circle in the Square Theatre in New York. "Fun Home," with a book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and music by Jeanine Tesori, played for four months at the off-Broadway Public Theater last year. It's been adapted from Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir about growing up in a funeral home with a closeted gay dad. [Associated Press]
    Pictured, from left, Matt Baker and Tom Jones of the Times, Tom Korn of ABC Action News, and the Times' Rick Stroud and Greg Auman.

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    The Tampa Bay Times teamed up with ABC Action News last week for our one-hour video special - The Plank: First Draft. ...

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    Senate warns that intervention by Gov. Scott would be 'paternalistic'

    The sudden shutdown of the Florida House that derailed the 2015 session Tuesday makes it even more difficult for the Legislature's presiding officers to agree on the framework for a special session. The ugliness between House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner won't easily subside, and Gov. Rick Scott has already said he would consider calling a special session if the Legislature's leaders can't pull it off....

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    Rays coming home for weekend to play Orioles

    The Rays will come home this weekend to face the Orioles rather than play in Baltimore....

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