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Police officer search a residential area near the Olympia shopping centre after a shooting was reported there in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016. [Matthias Balk | dpa via AP]

Police say Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

MUNICH — He had been bullied at more than one school. He played violent video games and developed a fascination with mass shootings. He kept a copy of the German edition of Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters, a study by an American academic psychologist, and he was treated for psychiatric problems.  …


Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week

Blaise Ingoglia. The Florida GOP Chairman managed to give the state's delegates to the national convention a top-notch week in Cleveland, with A-list breakfast speakers, good parties and prime seat. He is the first Republican Chairman to pull that off with no help from the governor, since Rick Scott has essentially abandoned the Florida GOP to concentrate on his own political committee....


Curtis Korsko, Pinellas County judge candidate

Clerk complaint raises questions about Pinellas judicial candidate's demeanor in court

For 11 years, Pinellas County judge candidate Curtis Korsko had an unblemished track record as a traffic hearing officer — until last year in May, when a clerk sent a scathing e-mail to court officials....


ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of July 17, 2016

With classes set to resume in less than a month, the Florida Board of Education reviewed dozens of turnaround plans for the state's lowest performing schools during a meeting this past week. School districts dealt with dress code concerns, surprise charter school closures, and President Obama's recent guidance on transgender students. Some parents meanwhile took steps to challenge the state's third-grade reading retention law. That's just the beginning. Get the latest Florida education news daily on the Gradebook. Send comments to