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Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, left, is sworn in on Capitol Hill Tuesday before testifying before the House Oversight Committee as it examines details surrounding a security breach at the White House. [Associated Press]

New Secret Service lapse rattles nerves

WASHINGTON — A security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Barack Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols, the Washington Post reported, citing three people familiar with the incident. Obama was not  …

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    John Boehner talks up Jeb for president, again

    John Boehner is once again talking up Jeb Bush for president, telling the Cincinnati Enquirer that "he's got a real shot" at winning because of his record as governor....

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    Pinellas elections supervisor sends 250,000 mail ballots

    Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark on Tuesday mailed 250,563 ballots to domestic voters for the Nov. 4 general election....

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    Board members were shown an artist's conception of the expanded Tinker Elementary School

    Tinker expansion gets thumbs-up as MacDill charter idea becomes a memory in Hillsborough

    The plan for a charter school at MacDill Air Force Base wasn’t just put to rest at Tuesday’s Hillsborough County School Board meeting: It was stomped on with boots....

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