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An elderly man waits outside a closed bank in Athens, June 29, 2015. Greece's five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn yet, with the cabinet deciding Greek banks would remain shut for six business days and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals. [Thanassis Stavrakis  |  AP Photo]

The latest: Cyprus still supports bailout extension for Greece

ATHENS, Greece — The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals (all times EDT): ——— 12:00 p.m.: Cyprus' president has sent a letter to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras saying he supports his request for an extension of a few days to the country's bailout. The bail …


Gwen Graham fundraising notice

Gwen Graham raising money in Tampa

U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham has a who's-who list of list of backers for a fundraiser in Tampa today. The first-term Democrat from Tallahassee is one of the GOP's top targets in Florida....


Pinellas County commissioners react to Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling

Pinellas County commissioners are at a level of government far removed from the halls of the Supreme Court, but they also happen to be in office at a time of landmark Supreme Court rulings. So what do they think? Bay Buzz reached out to all seven commissioners (four Democrats and three Republicans). Here's who we've heard from so far and what they said on today's gay marriage ruling:...


Florida Department of Education releases school-by-school testing results

The percentage of students passing Florida's revised 10th-grade language arts and Algebra I year-end exams, announced with little fanfare Friday, should not have surprised anyone because of the Department of Education's "equipercentile linking" strategy. The percentage of students passing this year was linked to the percentage who passed last year....