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Hops and stretches

Obama changes afghan exit plan once more

The president says 8,400 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan when he leaves office next year, an increase from the 5,500 he previously said would stay. World, 2A

Police shooting video stirs outrage

A bystander captures two white officers' deadly altercation with a black man in Baton Rouge, La. Nation, 2A

Fines may rise for Uber, Lyft drivers

The $200 increase in the works in Hillsborough is likely to deepen regulatory authorities' rift with rideshare companies. Local, 1B

John Wilson now in movie business

Two years after the longtime television news anchor retired, he's teaming up with two of his sons in film ventures. Local, 1B

Want Google to forget searches?

Its new My Activity makes it easy to delete activity that you would prefer Google forget. Business, 4B

Labor no deterrent to recruiting visit

The tale of basketball legend Pat Summitt, a recruiting visit and the dash to have a baby born in Tennessee. Martin Fennelly, 1C

Los Angeles Angels beat Rays 7-2

Tampa Bay continues its franchise-worst spiral, with its 18th loss in the last 21 games. Sports, 1C

Hops and stretches 07/06/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 10:41pm]
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    Banking

    On the same day that the Dow closed at new highs, investment firm Raymond James Financial reported record revenues and earnings for its fiscal third quarter that ended June 30.

    Raymond James Financial CEO Paul Reilly unveiled record quarterly revenues and earnings for the St. Petersburg-based investment firm. [Courtesy of Raymond James Financial]
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    National

    Senate Republicans undertook the first steps in their plan to repeal the Affordable Care this week, launching a process they hope will yield a GOP health-care bill by week's end.

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    Columns

    Several media outlets in Tampa Bay have questioned the way the community is managing its population of community cats, sometimes called feral cats. But the truth is that by following best practices in conducting trap-neuter-return for its cats, Hillsborough County is already a national leader.

    Becky Robinson is the president and founder of Alley Cat Allies, an advocacy organization based in Bethesda, Md., that works to protect and improve the lives of all cats.
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    K12

    Every summer, as the last lazy days of July speed toward August, Jennifer Goldsmith has good intentions for transitioning her two daughters from the relative ease of summer to a more rigorous school routine.

    
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