Military equipment wrong response, says ex-chief who handled St. Pete riots

When Darrel Stephens got word that one of his officers had shot dead an unarmed black teenager, he knew he'd better hit the streets. He'd been police chief just three years, but he had quickly lea …

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$5 fee fumble: Duke reverses course on man's payment plan charge

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    Judge will be next to decide which side best protects black voters in redistricting fight

    Terry LewisThe racial tensions that coursed for years beneath the surface in Florida’s redistricting battle came into sharp focus Wednesday as lawyers for each side blasted each other for attempting to use black voters for partisan gain....

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    Toto's Steve Lukather

    Review: Toto, Michael McDonald showcase stellar '70s chops at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

    It may be one of the heaviest burdens for a pop culture critic to bear. But I’m ready to let go of the weight and expose my soul to the world right here....

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    Florida's 'bitter, brooding reality'

    Stephen Goldstein's Context Florida column I linked to earlier mentioned a dispiriting report from the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy called "The Condition of Florida by the Numbers." So I of course went and read it. Some of what I underlined?...

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