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7 key elements of the U.S. policy shift toward Cuba


Restored relations with Cuba could have major impact on Tampa Bay


Pope Francis played crucial role in U.S.-Cuba thaw


Florida reaction to Cuba news

  1. Editorial: Deal before St. Petersburg is a good one to keep baseball in the region


    Today is a pivotal moment in ensuring major league baseball remains in Tampa Bay. The St. Petersburg City Council can break the stalemate with the Tampa Bay Rays by approving an agreement that would let the Rays look at potential stadium sites in both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The agreement negotiated by Mayor …

  2. A holiday concert, and a new conductor, for the Hernando Symphony Orchestra

    Music & Concerts

    SPRING HILL — It was 1982 and Michele DiLuzio was fresh out of high school when she and 12 others founded a community orchestra in Hernando County. The small group started out playing light classical music at ice cream socials at the local Methodist church and at events at the Atria Evergreen Woods retirement …

    Michele DiLuzio, one of the 13 people who started the group in 1982 that became the Hernando Symphony Orchestra, and who served as its principal trumpeter for 32 years, replaces retired conductor Wayne Raymond. “Working with them full time has been an amazing experience,” DiLuzio said of the orchestra.
  3. Warren's willingness to fight could make her a contender


    Elizabeth Warren's memoir begins with the story of a family in collapse. She was 12 years old when her father had a heart attack.

    Elizabeth Warren
  4. Girls learn that coding is cool


    The tween girls in this Reston, Virginia, classroom — with their braces and sparkly sweatshirts and the bangs hanging over their eyes — don't really know anything about the staggering amount of sexism in the tech world.

    Students at Langston Hughes Middle School in Reston, Virginia, learn code in a girls-only setting.
  5. Letters: An insulting picture is painted


    Elia, board need to focus on challenges | Dec. 13, editorial

    An insulting picture is painted

    Gardiner talks about his session priorities and his take the issues

    Andy GardinerSenate President Andy Gardiner laid out his priorities in an information meeting with reporters Wednesday and said he will be focused on implementing Amendment 1, bringing more tax relief to Floridians and finding ways to help special needs students get broader employment opportunities....



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    Need last-minute gift ideas? Consult our guide

    I've reached the point of the holiday heyday in which there's too much to do and not enough time to do it. What do I get a grandpa who wants nothing? What do the teenage kids like these days? Ack! To the Internet! (Repeat.)...