Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Clearwater sets up dolphins to welcome the RNC

A fleet of fiberglass dolphins has reported for duty in Clearwater. The decorated sea mammals, designed to welcome the Republican National Convention, will be on display at Pier 60 from Aug. 6 to Sept. 4. Originally planned as a pod of 38, the collection has grown to 50 sculptures, each with a sponsor and glammed up by a local artist. With the beaches, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium — and Winter, the movie-star mammal — dolphins make a natural ambassador for the city. More than 50,000 guests are expected to visit the bay area for the convention.

 
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Plan your weekend Dec. 15-17: Katy Perry, boat parades, Star Wars parties, comics Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Carbonaro

Plan your weekend Dec. 15-17: Katy Perry, boat parades, Star Wars parties, comics Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Carbonaro

Plan your weekendSuperstarKaty Perry: In the ever-escalating arms race to be the most eye-popping pop star on the planet, sometimes you have to call in for backup. Even if you’re Katy Perry. When plotting her lavishly spectacular Witness Tour, which ...
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Scientists are watching an asteroid called ‘Oumuamua because they think it could be an alien ship

Scientists are watching an asteroid called ‘Oumuamua because they think it could be an alien ship

Scientists are studying an object that’s tumbling through our solar system to see if it’s a disabled alien spaceship.You read that right.Unlike other asteroids, this object — called ‘Oumuamua — is cigar-shaped and is twirling through space unlike any...
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Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:• Mary J. Blige, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Amalie Arena, Tampa, $47.25-$247.25, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office, 401 Channelside Drive (walk-up only), and via Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.c...
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Warren Sapp on sexual harassment allegations: ‘Aint no #MeToo’

Warren Sapp on sexual harassment allegations: ‘Aint no #MeToo’

Warren Sapp vehemently denied allegations that he sexually harassed a female employee when he worked at the NFL Network during a radio appearance this afternoon in Miami."Ain’t no #MeToo," the former Buc and Pro Football Hall of Famer said on the And...
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After shark video arrest, 5 other instances where trouble followed social media posts

After shark video arrest, 5 other instances where trouble followed social media posts

Be careful what you post on social media.The viral video of a shark being dragged behind a boat on a rope led to the arrest of three men on Tuesday, but it’s not the first time a post on social media has landed someone in trouble.Here are fivd such ...
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Goodman: The night Alabama woke up America

Goodman: The night Alabama woke up America

After weeks during which the people of Alabama were prejudged as incapable or unwilling to decipher right from wrong, they proved themselves by blazing a new path to virtue.They defied tradition. They defied political party. They defied the elites wh...
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Ernest Hooper: Alabama vote shows Democrats should quit taking black vote for granted

Ernest Hooper: Alabama vote shows Democrats should quit taking black vote for granted

Former NBA player Charles Barkley established himself as a truth-teller long before the term became vogue.His controversial "I am not a role model" commercial drew a mix of outrage and support during his playing days, and his critical eye serves him ...
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Column: In Trump World, the need for disobedience

LONDON — Dog lovers tend to find each other in life, for the rest of humanity is, after all, suspect. On a long flight recently, I fell into a conversation with a woman about dogs. It turned into a conversation about disobedience, and the world’s cur...
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