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Timeless ritual to meet partisan rancor at Donald Trump's inauguration

WASHINGTON — A few days from now, Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, will arrive at the White House for morning tea with President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. Upstairs, in the resi …

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'Live By Night,' the Ben Affleck film set in Ybor City, is a box office bomb and here's why

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18 million could lose insurance, premiums to rise if Obamacare is repealed and not replaced, study finds

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  1. Hillsborough State Attorney dropping charges against volunteers arrested for feeding homeless in downtown Tampa park

    Crime

    TAMPA — Prosecutors will not pursue criminal charges against seven people arrested for refusing to stop feeding the homeless in Lykes Gaslight Square Park.

  2. Florida GOP wants to pony up big money for re-elected chairman

    Blogs

    To the victor go the spoils.

    Shortly after overwhelmingly re-electing state Rep. Blaise Ingoglia as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, the party's board members this weekend voted behind closed doors to reward him financially as well. Ingoglia had foregone a salary as party chairman after winning …

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  3. Man hospitalized after shooting at Clearwater mobile home park

    Crime

    CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting Tuesday afternoon that left one man with life-threatening injuries.

  4. Former Pasco High star Janarion Grant returning for fifth year at Rutgers

    Blogs

    Former Pasco High star Janarion Grant is returning for a fifth and final season at Rutgers.

    Janarion Grant will enter his final college season with a combined eight kickoff/punt returns for touchdowns, tied for most in NCAA history.
  5. Tampa General, Florida Hospital join connected city wellness plan

    Economic Development

    The proposed connected city gigabit community in Wesley Chapel — still awaiting Pasco County Commission approvals — isn't waiting on private-sector partners.

    Tampa General Hospital and Florida Hospital have signed up as partners with Metro Development Group for a planned wellness district within Metro's proposed connected city corridor in Wesley Chapel. The wellness district, is planned to include a hospital, research center and other health-care facilities that will use the corridor's high-speed technology.
  6. Report: Oregon players hospitalized after intense workouts

    College

    EUGENE, Ore. — At least three Oregon football players have reportedly been hospitalized following a series of intense workouts.

    In this Oct. 8, 2016, file photo, Autzen Stadium is shown as Oregon plays Washington. The Oregonian reported on Monday, that at least three Oregon players have been hospitalized following a series of intense workouts. [AP photo]
  7. Gov. Scott to meet with lawmakers, Trump officials tomorrow in Washington

    Blogs

    WASHINGTON - Gov. Rick Scott will meet with lawmakers and Trump officials tomorrow and hold a media availability, a spokeswoman said.

  8. 18 million could lose insurance, premiums to rise if Obamacare is repealed and not replaced, study finds

    National

    WASHINGTON — Premiums and the number of uninsured would soar under a Republican bill Congress passed last year scuttling President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, lawmakers' nonpartisan budget analyst estimated Tuesday in a report underlining the GOP's risks in its fresh push to dismantle and replace the …

    House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 10. Premiums and the number of uninsured would soar under a Republican bill scuttling President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that Congress passed last year, lawmakers' nonpartisan budget analyst estimated Tuesday in a report underlining the GOP's risks as it starts a fresh push to dismantle and replace that statute. [Associated Press]
  9. As Donald Trump's inauguration approaches, PolitiFact has launched the Trump-O-Meter. [Associated Press]
  10. NFL kickers showing their value in playoffs

    Blogs

    If the playoffs have demonstrated anything this postseason –- aside from needing spectacular quarterback play -– it’s that the kicking game matters.

    In a remarkable clutch performance, the Packers' Mason Crosby became the first kicker to make two field goals 50 yards or longer in the final two minutes of a postseason game.
Blaise Ingoglia

Florida GOP wants to pony up big money for re-elected chairman

To the victor go the spoils.

Shortly after overwhelmingly re-electing state Rep. Blaise Ingoglia as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, the party's board members this weekend voted behind closed doors to reward him financially as well. Ingoglia had foregone a salary as party chairman after winning election in 2015, but board members voted Saturday that he should not only receive the $115,000 annual pay in 2017 and 2018, but also receive $230,000 in back pay for 2015 and 2016....

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In a remarkable clutch performance, the Packers' Mason Crosby became the first kicker to make two field goals 50 yards or longer in the final two minutes of a postseason game.

NFL kickers showing their value in playoffs

If the playoffs have demonstrated anything this postseason –- aside from needing spectacular quarterback play -– it’s that the kicking game matters....

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Tonya Harding in 1994.

Margot Robbie is unrecognizable in first photos as Tonya Harding

As we already know, Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie has no issues with roles requiring elaborate costumes, but her latest on-screen look as the disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding in the upcoming I, Tonya is simultaneosly subtle and extreme at once....

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