Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Man accused of stealing ancient terra-cotta warrior’s thumb. Chinese official wants him ‘severely punished.’

Man accused of stealing ancient terra-cotta warrior’s thumb. Chinese official wants him ‘severely punished.’

For more than 2,000 years, the terra-cotta calvaryman statue guarded the tomb of China’s first emperor, surviving centuries underneath the ground.Then, in December, a man in an ugly sweater took his thumb.And a selfie.The FBI arrested a suspect, 24-y...
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Reward offered for suspect in sexual assault of Pasco woman, 71

Reward offered for suspect in sexual assault of Pasco woman, 71

NEW PORT RICHEY— Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of a suspect accused of breaking into a home and raping a 71-year-old woman.On Monday, the Pasco County Sherif...
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Forecast: After hottest day of the year, record heat to continue across Tampa Bay

Forecast: After hottest day of the year, record heat to continue across Tampa Bay

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The Bucs should keep defensive end Robert Ayers

The Bucs should keep defensive end Robert Ayers

NFL free agency is less than a month away, and with it comes the hope that the Buccaneers, who have more than $60 million in cap space, can quickly reshape their roster.They can gain another $24 million if they release Doug Martin, William Gholston, ...
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Who is new Rays 1B/DH C.J. Cron? 10 things to know

Who is new Rays 1B/DH C.J. Cron? 10 things to know

Acquired Saturday night from the Angels (for a player to be named – a minor-leaguer, and not a top prospect), 1B/DH C.J. Cron is expected to join the Rays today in Port Charlotte.Here are 10 things to know about him:1. Full name: Christopher Jo...
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Guess here is, USF will break ground on indoor facility in ’18

Guess here is, USF will break ground on indoor facility in ’18

While I don't like attaching disclaimers to forecasts, it's only fair to note my projections occasionally have gone askew.Initially, I wasn't sold on Quinton Flowers as a starting quarterback, and wasn't crazy about the hiring of baseball coach Mark ...
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Florida sheriff’s solution to campus shootings: Arm the teachers

Florida sheriff’s solution to campus shootings: Arm the teachers

Grady Judd believes he's found a solution that would help stop future school shootings: prepare teachers to shoot back.The Polk County Sheriff touted his department's "Sentinel" program — which it developed in 2016 — during a Saturda...
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Florida education news: #HB7055, school safety, turnarounds and more

Florida education news: #HB7055, school safety, turnarounds and more

#HB7055: Today the Florida Senate takes up the House's priority education omnibus bill, which includes a wide range of issues from expanded tax credit scholarships to state testing changes. Committee chair Sen. Dorothy Hukill has filed a strike-...
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Most Americans say Trump, Congress not doing enough to stop mass shootings, Post-ABC poll finds

Most Americans say Trump, Congress not doing enough to stop mass shootings, Post-ABC poll finds

More than 6 in 10 Americans fault Congress and President Donald Trump for not doing enough to prevent mass shootings, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, with most Americans continuing to say these incidents are more reflective of probl...
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Photos: Dozens honor Parkland shooting victims at Tampa vigil

Photos: Dozens honor Parkland shooting victims at Tampa vigil

DIRK SHADD | Times Adelina DeChard (center) is consoled by her daughter Gianna (right), 16, a sophomore at Gaither HS, during a vigil to remember and honor the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, at Curt...
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