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Photo gallery: Too Good for Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic

Five year-olds prepare to run a race during the Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic for ages 2 to 10 year-olds at Thomas Jefferson High School in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

CHARLIE KAIJO | Times

Five year-olds prepare to run a race during the Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic for ages 2 to 10 year-olds at Thomas Jefferson High School in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Runners from 2-10 years-old competed Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 in the annual Too Good for Drugs Jr. Gasparilla Distance Classic held at Thomas Jefferson High School in Tampa. Younger runners, 2-4 years-old raced for 30 yards while olders runners ran one mile on the school's track.

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Photo gallery: Massive brush fire in Polk County scorches land and homes

A home destroyed by fire is seen in a burnt area next to Highway 630 East near Indian Lake Estates on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

LOREN ELLIOTT | Times

A home destroyed by fire is seen in a burnt area next to Highway 630 East near Indian Lake Estates on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

While investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire, the state's abnormally dry weather — and particularly strong winds on Thursday created the perfect conditions to help form and fuel the blaze. Widespread drought conditions caused by above-average heat and minimal humidity have increased the threat of brush fires in Florida. The dry season runs through April, and more fires are possible if the below-average rain and moisture trend persists.

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All Eyes photo gallery: Ivanka Trump's children check out grandpa's helicopter at the White House

President Donald Trump boards Marine One with his grandchildren Arabella and Joseph Kushner, while departing from the White House on Friday. President Trump was traveling to South Carolina to visit the Boeing plant.

Mark Wilson | Getty Images

President Donald Trump boards Marine One with his grandchildren Arabella and Joseph Kushner, while departing from the White House on Friday. President Trump was traveling to South Carolina to visit the Boeing plant.

President Donald Trump spent some time Friday with two of his grandchildren on the South Lawn of the White House. 

Trump walked across the lawn with Arabella and Joseph Kushner, the two oldest children of Ivana Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. 

At one point, Trump had Arabella, 5, and Joseph, 3, stop and wave to the cameras recording the scene. Then the trio continued their walk to Marine One, the president's helicopter. 

 

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All Eyes photo gallery: 3 new breeds competing for Best in Show at Westminster Kennel Club dog show

Toby, 5, left, and Izzy, 4, both Sloughi breed from Illinois owners, are shown at a news conference on Jan. 30 in New York. The dogs are among three new breeds competing in the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, Monday and Tuesday.

Bebeto Matthews | Associated Press

Toby, 5, left, and Izzy, 4, both Sloughi breed from Illinois owners, are shown at a news conference on Jan. 30 in New York. The dogs are among three new breeds competing in the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, Monday and Tuesday.


About 2,800 dogs from 190 breeds are competing in the 141st Westminster Kennel Club dog show this year, and by late Tuesday night, a new pooch will be crowned "Best in Show."

This year, three new breeds will be first-timers at Westminster. One is the Pumi, a Hungarian herding dog that's related to the mop-like puli. 

Another new entry will be the American hairless terrier, which, as its name implies, is not a furry sort - in fact, the dogs need sunscreen or a coat when they go outside, according to the American Kennel Club.

Rounding out the trio of newbies is the Sloughi, which is pronounced SLOO-ghee, which is also known as the Arabian greyhound. It was bred to hunt, and it likes to run.

You can watch the competition Monday and Tuesday night on Fox Sports' FS1 channel. Click here to find FS1 on your TV

Information from the Washington Post was included in this report.

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Photos: Thousands attend Krewe of Sant' Yago Knight Parade in Ybor City

Captain Rodney Taucher of the Royal Krewe of Privateers tosses beads to the thousands of people that came out to Ybor City to view the Krewe of Sant' Yago Knight Parade on Saturday, Feb. 11 2017.

Luis Santana | Times

Captain Rodney Taucher of the Royal Krewe of Privateers tosses beads to the thousands of people that came out to Ybor City to view the Krewe of Sant' Yago Knight Parade on Saturday, Feb. 11 2017.

Thousands of people lined up to view the Krewe of Sant' Yago Knight Parade as it marched down 7th Avenue in Ybor City.

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Photo gallery: Rep. Gus Bilirakis gets another earful on ACA at "listening session"

"Liar!," yells Scott Milinder, center, to a speaker from the audience, William Akins, who referenced "death panels" at the West Pasco Government Center Saturday (2/11/17) during a tense exchange at U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis' series of public listening sessions on health care reform. During the meetings, Bilirakis will be seeking feedback and ideas from constituents on the direction of our nation's health care system, including the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

BRENDAN FITTERER | Special to the Times

"Liar!," yells Scott Milinder, center, to a speaker from the audience, William Akins, who referenced "death panels" at the West Pasco Government Center Saturday (2/11/17) during a tense exchange at U.S. Representative Gus Bilirakis' series of public listening sessions on health care reform. During the meetings, Bilirakis will be seeking feedback and ideas from constituents on the direction of our nation's health care system, including the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

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All Eyes photo gallery: Pres. Trump visits MacDill Air Force Base

President Donald Trump talks with members of the military during a luncheon at US Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. Monday, Jan. 6, 2017.  Trump chatted with members at his table about the Super Bowl and what it's like to be a career military person.

JAMES BORCHUCK | Times

President Donald Trump talks with members of the military during a luncheon at US Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. Monday, Jan. 6, 2017. Trump chatted with members at his table about the Super Bowl and what it's like to be a career military person.

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Demonstrators Protest Travel Ban

Izzy Berdan, of Boston, center, wears an American flags as he chants slogans with other demonstrators during a rally against President Trump's order that restricts travel to the U.S., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Boston. Trump signed an executive order Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 that bans legal U.S. residents and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days and puts an indefinite hold on a program resettling Syrian refugees.

(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Izzy Berdan, of Boston, center, wears an American flags as he chants slogans with other demonstrators during a rally against President Trump's order that restricts travel to the U.S., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Boston. Trump signed an executive order Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 that bans legal U.S. residents and visa-holders from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. for 90 days and puts an indefinite hold on a program resettling Syrian refugees.

Photojournalists from around the country capture images of protesters speaking out against President Donald Trump's travel ban against citizens of the following countries Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Iraq, Syria, Iran, or Yemen.  

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Photo gallery: Gasparilla parade and Pirate Invasion

The "Jose Gasparilla," pirate ship makes its way up the Seddon Channel on its way to the Tampa Convention Center during the Pirate Invasion of the Gasparilla Pirate Festival 2017 in downtown Tampa on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

ANDRES LEIVA | Times

The "Jose Gasparilla," pirate ship makes its way up the Seddon Channel on its way to the Tampa Convention Center during the Pirate Invasion of the Gasparilla Pirate Festival 2017 in downtown Tampa on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

The annual Tampa tradition of Gasparilla is once again upon us and Tampa Bay Times staff photographers have fanned out across the city by boat, by float and by foot. View a gallery of images of the spectacle that is Gasparilla.

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All Eyes photo gallery: Joe Biden, Jimmy Buffett campaign last-minute in St. Petersburg

Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Jimmy Buffett as Buffett takes the stage at Albert Whitted Park in St Petersburg Monday (11/07/16). On left is St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman.

DIRK SHADD | Times

Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Jimmy Buffett as Buffett takes the stage at Albert Whitted Park in St Petersburg Monday (11/07/16). On left is St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman.

With just over 27 hours until Election Day polls close in most of Florida, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, made one final plea this afternoon for Democratic voters to turn out in North Florida ."There's not a thing we cannot do — so vote!" the vice president told supporters gathered outside on the campus of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Polls show the presidential race in Florida neck and neck, and turnout in reliably-blue Leon County could help push Hillary Clinton over the edge to claim the state's 29 electoral votes. Tonight, the Bidens will join Florida singer Jimmy Buffett at a 'Get Out the Vote' rally at 5:30 at Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg.

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All Eyes photo gallery: Donald Trump visits Sarasota in last-minute campaign

Donald Trump compares his face to a mask during a rally at the Sarasota Fairgrounds in Sarasota, Fla., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Trump spotted the mask in the crowd, and had it passed up to him.

LOREN ELLIOTT | Times

Donald Trump compares his face to a mask during a rally at the Sarasota Fairgrounds in Sarasota, Fla., on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Trump spotted the mask in the crowd, and had it passed up to him.

Heralding his campaign as an unprecedented movement in politics, Donald Trump held his final Florida rally Monday morning and implored supporters to deliver victory.

This is it," Trump said before thousands at Sarasota County Fairgrounds. "Good luck, get out there. I did my thing."

Voters, he said, have "one magnificent chance to beat the corrupt system. … I'm asking you to dream big."

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All Eyes photo gallery: Donald Trump campaigns in Tampa

Trump supporters file in to the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016.

CHARLIE KAIJO | Times

Trump supporters file in to the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016.

With just days left to the general election presidential candidates are converging on Florida. Donald Trump campaigned today in Tampa at the Florida State Fairgrounds. "Florida is just a place I love. My second home. I'm here all the time. I might know Florida better than you do," Trump told several thousand supporters at the Florida State Fairgrounds in east Hillsborough County on Saturday. "I might know Florida better than you do." He returns Monday for a rally in Sarasota.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) brought down on a failed 2-point conversion during the fourth quarter of the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Winston hurt his knee on the play and was replaced by Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8).

CHARLIE KAIJO | Times

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) brought down on a failed 2-point conversion during the fourth quarter of the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Winston hurt his knee on the play and was replaced by Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8).

View a photo gallery from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons

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All Eyes photo gallery: Donald Trump campaigns in Orlando

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Central Florida Fair Grounds in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.

LOREN ELLIOTT | Times

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Central Florida Fair Grounds in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.

Donald Trump took the stage at a campaign rally at the Central Florida Fair Grounds in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. With less than a week away, both Democratic and Republican candidates visit Florida in a last-minute rally for voters.

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All Eyes photo gallery: Vice President Joe Biden campaigns in Tampa

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to a crowd of Clinton supporters during a rally at the The Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 2, 2016.

CHARLIE KAIJO | Times

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to a crowd of Clinton supporters during a rally at the The Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 2, 2016.

Vice President Joe Biden returned to Florida to campaign for Hillary Clinton. At public "Get Out the Early Vote" events in the Tampa and West Palm Beach areas, Vice President Biden will urged Floridians to take advantage of early voting right away and lay out his support for Clinton and her vision of America.

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