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  1. Tampa Bay amputee cyclist featured on premiere of TLC show from Mark Burnett, Roma Downey

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    A Tampa Bay amputee cyclist who recently rode across the United States will be featured in the premiere episode Sunday of Answered Prayers, a new TLC series from the power couple of Roma Downey and producer Mark Burnett.

    Bill Hansbury, shown putting on his shoes before his morning ride in St. Petersburg, is a well known local amateur athlete who lost his right leg to a MRSA infection in 2007.
  2. 2 Gawker editors resign over article's removal

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    The executive editor of Gawker Media and the editor of its flagship site Gawker resigned Monday after last week's removal of a controversial article about a media executive.

  3. Tampa's Kerri Cipriani talks about starring in VH1's 'Dating Naked'

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    Meeting someone in Tampa was hard for Kerri Cipriani. She'd tried the bar scene, online dating and meeting friends of friends.

    Kerri Cipriani and Chris Aldrich are the stars of VH1’s Dating Naked: Playing for Keeps, which premieres Wednesday. Cipriani, 25, works as a nursing recruiter in Tampa.
  4. To whet our appetites, Sharknado Week brings Sharktopus, tarantula volcano

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    In the slow circling swim before Florida-centric Sharknado 3 (subtitled: Oh Hell No!) premieres on Wednesday, the Syfy channel is unleashing Sharknado Week to showcase original weird gory movies featuring bloodthirsty creatures and B-list heroes saving humanity.

    Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
  5. Caitlyn Jenner, at ESPYs, pleads for acceptance of transgenders in first public appearance

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    LOS ANGELES — "Ladies and gentlemen, the courageous, the stunning Caitlyn Jenner!"

    Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday in Los Angeles.[Chris Pizzello | Invision via AP]
  6. 'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 24 Emmy Award nominations

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    The Emmy Awards are like that friend who gets into something five months after everyone else is done with it.

    An image released by HBO shows a scene from "Game of Thrones." The series was nominated for an Emmy Award on Thursday for outstanding drama series. The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Sept. 20, 2015. [Associated Press]
  7. Berkeley Breathed's 'Bloom County' reappears after a 25-year absence

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    NEW YORK — Opus the Penguin and his comic strip world of Bloom County, absent for a quarter-century, are back along with the ridiculous times that suit them, creator Berkeley Breathed said Monday.

    Bloom County creator Berkeley Breathed has posted a photo on his Facebook page that shows him at his computer with the caption "A return after 25 years. Feels like going home." [Facebook]
  8. Top things to watch on TV the week of July 13-19

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    Cuban Chrome, 10 p.m., Discovery. The first U.S. television series to be produced entirely on location in Cuba. It takes viewers on a ride through Cuban culture while focusing on a group of passionate car enthusiasts who work to keep vintage American vehicles running in their island …

  9. 'Spoils Before Dying' a smoky haze of hilarity

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    San Francisco— Of all the gin joints in all the world, thank goodness the gang from Will Ferrell's Funny or Die productions wandered into Swingyard, the fictional jazz club where the moody noir spoof The Spoils Before Dying begins.

  10. Tampa Bay Times wins first-place award, 7 overall in national features contest

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    The Tampa Bay Times won a top award and seven overall this year from the Society for Features Journalism.

    Nathan Martin, 72, holds his .22-caliber single shot that was once his father's. He used to hunt hog, deer, squirrel and quail for food, but said he doesn't have it in him to kill anything anymore. He mainly uses the gun for target practice now. [MELISSA LYTTLE   |   Times (2014)]