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People were texting, calling and video-chatting for help during the mass shooting in June, and their loved ones frantically called 911 in turn, according to recordings released Tuesday.Associated Press

Orlando sheriff releases first Pulse nightclub 911 recordings to public (w/video)

ORLANDO — Authorities in Florida on Tuesday released a handful of 911 calls about the shooting inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando, making public for the first time recordings of what police were told about the attack while it was happening. In the calls, a series of increasingly distraught callers can be heard alert …

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Gov. Rick Scott praises Beruff in failed effort against Marco Rubio

Carlos Beruff may have lost badly in his race against U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, but his effort is still winning praise from Gov. Rick Scott who helped encourage Beruff to run and heaped praise on him during joint speaking events with Beruff. Within minutes of Rubio salting away the win, Scott took to Twitter to congratulate Beruff - not Rubio....

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CD13 primary ends, Trump enters rhetoric

U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Belleair Bluffs, easily defeated retired Marine reserve general Mark Bircher in Tuesday's 13th Congressional District primary....

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The Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association is in contract talks with the district.

Following the Money: A whole lot of glue sticks

First up: No word yet on whether Hillsborough's teachers will get more money this year. They asked for $750 for each pay step on the new, post-Gates plan. As their raises come every three years, we calculate the impact at roughly $3.75 million (assuming the teacher scores at least an "effective" rating, which almost always happens)....

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