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Authorities investigating a double murder Friday in the Hampton at Tampa Palms complex found explosives and bomb-manking materials in an apartment there. [ANASTASIA DAWSON   |   Times]

Roommates in Tampa Palms slaying case never outgrew Nazi sympathies, friend says

TAMPA — Like most people, Watson Fincher was shocked to hear that a neo-Nazi turned jihadi stands accused of killing his two Tampa Palms roommates, and that a fourth roommate told federal agents he, too, was a neo-Nazi — with bomb materials and a plan to target infrastructure. But unlike most people, Fincher, 24, w …

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Noah Valenstein

New DEP secretary sees no conflict in political side businesses

When Noah Valenstein, the newly appointed head of the Department of Environmental Protection, was applying in April to be the state's top environmental regulator, he left one thing off the application: Companies he started and his wife runs have been paid nearly $1 million by politicians and lobbying groups, many of whom sought to influence the administration’s policy or advance the governor’s political fortunes....

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Rick Baker speaks at a fundraiser at the Morean Arts Center Tuesday

Baker fundraiser all about "Seamless City"

Rick Baker kicked off a fundraiser Tuesday night at the Morean Arts Center making light of his 40-minute announcement speech two weeks ago on the steps of City Hall....

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Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam speaks with Gov. Rick Scott

More leaders weigh in on HB 7069

No, Gov. Rick Scott has not yet received HB 7069, the massive education conforming bill, or the education budget it's attached to....

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