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Supreme Court denies stay in Florida gay marriage case; couples could marry after Jan. 5

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday chose not to meddle in Florida's tug-of-war over marriage equality, declining to delay further the Jan. 6 start of same-sex vows. Attorney General Pam Bondi …

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PolitiFact Florida: Gov. Scott touts reaching 700,000 jobs, but he promised more

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Reinventing Jeff Vinik: From Wall Street to hockey to real estate

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  1. Tell Me About It: Mom fears too much emphasis on beauty

    Relationships

    Q: How do I respond to the numerous adults who tell me, in front of my 10-year-old daughter, how pretty she is? I tend to just say thanks and move on (sometimes these are people I know, and sometimes not), but I'm beginning to worry how this is affecting her. She and her friends are starting to become much more …

  2. Railroad garden gives new life to Hernando ghost town, Centralia

    Home and Garden

    Never mind that Centralia has been a ghost town for nearly a century. Christmas lights twinkle, shoppers pour into Mr. Gamble's wonder-filled commissary, and logging trains chug past glowing campfires and piles of packages.

    One of Doug’s G-gauge trains rolls past citrus trees. The garden changes with the seasons. This time of year, Christmas trees and wagons loaded with gifts mix with cold-weather annuals.
  3. Neighborhood Profile: Belleview Island, Belleair

    Home and Garden

    Like an unkempt sentry with torn clothes and rotting teeth, the shut-down Belleview Biltmore Hotel stands guard at the entrance to the exclusive Belleview Island.

    Tampa Bay Sports Cars owner Charley Grose, with his standard poodle, Oliver, has both his Belleview Island home and his Porsche 356 replica decked out for the holidays. Grose purchased the home in 2010.
  4. From This Day:

    Relationships

    SOUTH TAMPA — If courage could be measured by the bucket, Lindsay Hance and John Kenyon would have boatloads.

    Lindsay Hance and John Kenyon were wed Nov. 8, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tampa. A reception at the Tampa Firefighters Museum followed.
  5. Editorial: Florida should not fail Barahona child again

    Editorials

    The state of Florida first failed twins Nubia and Victor Barahona when the Department of Children and Families placed them with abusive adoptive parents. Then the DCF failed to respond appropriately to suspicions the children were being abused prior to Nubia's death in 2011 at age 10. Now the state is failing her …

    The Legislature’s staff should stop acting like DCF’s legal counsel and lawmakers should pass this claims bill during the 2015 session.

    Poll: Cuban-Americans split on Obama’s Cuba policy, divided along generational lines

    Cuban-Americans nationwide are almost evenly divided over support for the embargo and for President Obama’s effort to normalize relations with Cuba, according to a new poll that shows a vast generational divide in reaction to this week’s historic announcement....

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    Martin seeks more progress from Bucs' running game

    TAMPA -- Bucs running back Doug Martin, who rushed for a season-high 96 yards last week, understands that the more he's on the field Sunday, the less that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is, which is probably a good thing....

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    Christmas colors with a twist! Tampa's Kellie McRae helps us ring in the holidays Florida style.

    Fab Friday: Kellie McRae

    Christmas is just around the corner, so we figured what better gift to give you than local shoe extraordinaire Kellie McRae?...

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