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PolitiFact: Did Confederate symbols gain prominence in the civil rights era?

A major catalyst in the run up to the deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Va., was the city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. As the nation reeled from the viol …

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The FHP trooper behind quota on speeding tickets will retire Sept. 5

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Tampa Bay Lightning, Amalie Arena to host job fair today

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  1. Security threat leads Florida to cancel prison visitation

    Crime

    TALLAHASSEE — Prison officials in Florida cited a security threat in canceling visitation at all of its 149 facilities.

  2. Steve Bannon says rivals 'wetting themselves,' calls supremacists 'clowns,' seems to contradict Trump on North Korea

    National

    Stephen K. Bannon, the White House chief strategist, seemed to take issue with President Donald Trump on North Korea, attacked white supremacists as "clowns" and "losers" and described his efforts against administration rivals in an unusual interview Wednesday with the American Prospect, a progressive magazine.

    White House chief strategist Steve Bannon steps off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., in April. In an unusual interview Wednesday with The American Prospect, a progressive magazine, Bannon attacked white supremacists as "clowns" and "losers" and described his efforts against administration rivals saying "They're wetting themselves." [Associated Press]
  3. Why are so few Tampa Bay houses for sale? They're being rented

    Real Estate

    Oreste Mesa Jr. owns a modest 40-year-old house in West Tampa just off MacDill Avenue. It's an area where many homeowners are hearing the siren song of builders and cashing out while the market is strong.

    Attorney David Eaton poses in front of his rental home at 899 72nd Ave. North. in St. Petersburg. He's among a growing number of property owners who see more value in renting out unused homes than selling them. 
[SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]

  4. In a word, Hernando school leaders say, first day was 'smooth'

    K12

    Over and over on Monday, school district leaders used the same word to describe the unfolding of the first day of school in Hernando County.

    "Smooth."

    Third-graders Teagan Ferguson, left, and Brianna DeLaine deliver attendance figures to the office at J.D. Floyd Elementary School on Monday. Superintendent Lori Romano and other district administrators toured a handful of schools and classrooms throughout the day,
  5. Looking Back: Diana, America's Favorite Princess

    Celebrities

    The Washington Post, in her obituary, called her "the most photographed woman in the world." She was loved in England for saying, after her divorce from Prince Charles, "I'd like to be a queen of people's hearts." Americans loved her for her work with charitable causes supporting victims of AIDS and landmines. Aug. 31 …

    Prince Charles and Princess Diana on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on their wedding day.

(AP Photo)
  6. Rays morning after: 5 mistakes that led to loss to Blue Jays

    Blogs

    We've already documented elsewhere what the Rays didn't do, how they failed to take advantage of a prime opportunity to win Wednesday's game, getting just one run after loading the bases in the seventh with one out and three of …

    Jake Faria make too many mistakes, the failure to execute costing him repeatedly.
  7. Unborn baby dies, two critically injured in Largo crash

    Accidents

    LARGO — Two people were critically injured and an unborn baby was killed in a crash that shut down an intersection on Ulmerton Road late Wednesday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

  8. Forecast: Tampa Bay's workweek wraps up with more afternoon rain, hot temperatures

    Weather

    After a few sporadic afternoon showers over the last few days, Tampa Bay will wrap up the workweek with some higher storm activity.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  9. Florida education news: Creaky air conditioning, hate speech, home visits and more

    Blogs

    OVERHEATED: Several Hillsborough County schools suffer air conditioning breakdowns during the first days of classes, and maintenance workers are striving to …

    Aging air conditioning is faltering at some Hillsborough County schools.
  10. Students, staff, parents celebrate opening of two new schools in Pasco

    K12

    After months of anticipation, Pasco County's two newest schools made their debuts Monday to largely rave reviews.

    Bryce Navarro, left, a junior at Cypress Creek High School, helps fellow student Michae’la Davis and her mother, Valarie White, with the registration process Monday, the first day of classes.
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Your guide to what Florida's top Republicans have said about Trump

Republicans nationwide are blasting President Donald Trump for how he responded to Charlottesville....

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Jake Faria make too many mistakes, the failure to execute costing him repeatedly.

Rays morning after: 5 mistakes that led to loss to Blue Jays

We've already documented elsewhere what the Rays didn't do, how they failed to take advantage of a prime opportunity to win Wednesday's game, getting just one run after loading the bases in the seventh with one out and three of their most productive hitters up....

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Heidi Klum tells designers upset over dressing models of all sizes to 'get with it'

Make it work, designers.

For the first time, Project Runway is including models of all sizes on the show, and super model host Heidi Klum said some of the designers competing were not on board with the change....

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