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Diplomatic relations to be restored; economic embargo remains

WASHINGTON — The United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century after the release of an American …


Rubio seizes the moment to lead the outrage


Renewed relations could boost Port Tampa Bay


  1. Review: 'Annie' makeover is adorably different (w/video)


    The first face on screen is the Annie to whom we're accustomed: carrot-haired, freckled and white. "Annie A.," to classmates ignoring her corny show and tell. Might be an orphan but not for long with that chipperness.

    Wealthy candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) figures Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) can help his campaign.
  2. Review: Reese Witherspoon carries 'Wild' (w/video)


    Rather than running from her problems, Cheryl Strayed decided to walk — nearly 1,100 miles along the rugged Pacific Crest Trail.

    Reese Witherspoon commits to playing Cheryl Strayed, a heroin and sex addict who hiked 1,100 miles.
  3. From Miley Cyrus to Dick Vitale, here are Tampa Bay's best celebrity Instagrams of 2014

    Pop Culture

    Aziz Ansari

    Before his much-anticipated March 16 shows at the Mahaffey Theater, comic Aziz Ansari checked out Bananas Music, the world's largest vinyl retailer. Bananas Vinyl Warehouse in Florida. Amazing spot, wrote @azizansari. He later tweeted a pic of his vinyl haul, which included some surprisingly …

    St. Petersburg singer-songwriter Mark Etherington, a.k.a. Mountain Holler, volunteered to work this year’s Bonnaroo Music Festival in Tennessee, and was spraying down a potentially overheaded crowd for Canadian electronic act A Tribe Called Red when Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne dropped by to help out. "So, this happened yesterday at A Tribe Called Red," wrote @mountainholler. "Wayne Coyne came and hungout and helped me and @roke3028 spray the kids with water. Take care of each other!!" Coyne (@waynecoyne5) is an active and controversial Instagram user himself, and he regrammed Etherington’s Bonnaroo selfie with the caption: "Me having to fight off a drugged crazed hippie !!!! F---!! Ha ha juz kiddin thanks @mountainholler for the cool pic!!!"

tbt*s gallery of some of the top celebrity instagrams from Tampa Bay in 2014.
  4. Tell Me About It: His past dishonesty makes her suspicious


    Q: I really need another opinion on my husband. I'm 29, three kids, have been married for 8 years, together 14 — since high school.

  5. Tell Me About It: Parents fret over their son's development


    Parents fret over their son's development

    Rubio takes aggressive turn as face of opposition to President Obama's Cuba decision

    WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama dropped the bombshell about Cuba on Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio was hurrying to the Capitol where a packed room of reporters awaited.The Florida Republican stood outside for a moment, reviewing notes then stepped to the podium and unloaded....



    Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra further plots world domination with ABC deal

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