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When Lazaro Arbos auditioned for American Idol, he was familiar to several folks with ties to the Tampa Bay area. Lazaro was part of a Times story in 2004 called Sean's echo. It told how the parents of another child who stuttered were able to help Lazaro when their own son, Sean, died at age 10. They donated the device that had helped their son with his stammer to Lazaro.Full Story
Manti Te'o recounted the whole, strange episode of the alleged hoax he was incolved in with a ficticious girlfriend in an interview with Katie Couric that was broadcast Thursday. He also released three voicemails that were reportedly from the fake girlfriend. TMZ has obtained the voicemails. You can listen below.Full Story
Jill Kelley, the woman who unwittingly triggered a scandal that ended the career of former CIA director David Petraeus, ended a long silence Tuesday, excoriating the media and Petraeus’ former mistress for upending her family’s life. In an interview with The Daily Beast and an opinion piece in the Washington Post, Kelley Tuesday took issue with everything from how she was portrayed as a “romantic rival” for Petraeus’ affections to media staking out her Bayshore Boulevard home. The comments are Kelley’s first since the scandal broke in November.Full Story
Read the Times investigation into the health of Florida's springs here.Full Story
President Barack Obama is sworn in for four more years in a simple ceremony at the White House, embarking on a second-term quest to restore a still-shaky economy and combat terrorists overseas while swearing an age-old oath to "preserve, protect and defend" the Constitution. We have full text of Obama's remarks here And to read the inaugural poem, go here.
President Barack Obama’s first full day in office, a Tampa Bay Times reporter served as one of the pool reporters for the White House press corps, which meant he covered all the president’s events and shared reports about them for the rest of the news media. Late in the day, he and the other pool reporters were summoned into the White House Map room for an unannounced event, marked “urgent.” Here is the audio of Obama's second, official oath of office.
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In a video about Hollywood director and former Scientologist Paul Haggis' decision to leave the church, the Times' coverage of the Church of Scientology is featured prominently.