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Florida taxpayers pay ranchers millions to hold water back from Lake Okeechobee

For generations, Florida's farmers and ranchers have used their land to grow oranges, sugar, tomatoes and beef cattle, among other things. But now they've added a highly profitable new crop: …

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Meet Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the conservative threat to Jeb Bush (w/video)

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HBO documentary 'Going Clear' tackles the question: Why Scientology? (w/video)

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  1. The deadliest profession: hip-hop artist

    Pop Culture

    There is much mystery surrounding the death of Tupac Shakur, killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996. Was Shakur's murder gang-related? Was it part of the East Coast/West Coast hip-hop rivalry — perhaps related to the unsolved murder of Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls?

    FILE- This is an undated photo of John Lennon.  Guitars, photos, clothing and other memorabilia fill a museum honoring Lennon that will open Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, in Tokyo, on what would have been the ex-Beatle's 60th birthday.  (AP Photo, file)
  2. Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

    Nation

    OMAHA, Neb. — The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through photos, faded with age, that fill four boxes spread across the dining table.

    Edmund and Enna Chester and their daughter, Patricia, arrive in Cuba on a flight from Florida. When Fidel Castro's government began confiscating the property of thousands of U.S. citizens and companies in 1959, the Chesters lost an 80-acre farm and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stock. [Photo courtesy of Carolyn Chester via AP]
  3. Tampa Pride returns with LGBT parade and street fest in Ybor City

    Human Interest

    TAMPA

    Ahead of the floats with rainbow tutus and dazzling drag queens, Tampa police Chief Jane Castor tossed magenta beads to hungry hands.

    "Chief Castor!" one man shouted, waving.

    Parade participants march down Seventh Avenue in Ybor City during the Tampa Pride Parade on Saturday. This was Tampa’s first gay pride parade in 13 years, and Tampa police Chief Jane Castor, who is gay, served as grand marshal.
  4. With Riverwalk open, Tampa welcomes a day decades in the making

    Growth

    TAMPA

    From the day in 1976 that then-Mayor Bill Poe sold the first wooden plank, the challenge of building Tampa's Riverwalk has been marked by big ambition and a high degree of difficulty.

    Pedestrians use the new Riverwalk segment near Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Friday in downtown Tampa. It’s part of a continuous trail from the Channel District, around the Convention Center and north to the Straz Center. See map, Page 11A.
  5. Tell Me About It: Greedy co-worker makes gifting difficult

    Relationships

    Q: A co-worker of mine is getting married and invited me to her wedding. I sent what I thought was a nice gift off her registry that cost about $60. We are in the same role at our office and make approximately the same amount of money (and are fairly well compensated). However, my husband is out of work, and we …

    LB Brandon Magee, waived by Bucs, heads to spring training

    Linebacker Brandon Magee, who had six tackles on special teams for the Bucs last season, is headed to spring training as a Red Sox prospect today after being waived by the team on Tuesday night....

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    Winner and loser of the week in Fla politics

    Winner of the week

    Pam Bondi. Just when it seemed her sometimes rocky performance as attorney general might leave her off everybody's list of potentially formidable U.S. Senate candidates in 2016, a PPP survey last week suggested Bondi would be the strongest GOP nominee....

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    For starters: Rays at Red Sox

    UPDATE, 8:53: LHP Drew Smyly (shoulder tendinitis) said he continues to feel better and though his scheduled is set "in pencil" he expects to be back pitching for the Rays sometime in April, and there would have to be a setback for him not to be....

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