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News at noon: Donald Trump in Tampa; Rubio's last stand; Hulk vs. Gawker; Florida billionaires, Rihanna; and Chris Archer

Donald Trump, a Republican presidential hopeful, speaks during a campaign rally Sunday night in Boca Raton. He is scheduled to appear at the Tampa Convention Center at 2 p.m. today. [Eric Thayer | New York Times]

Donald Trump, a Republican presidential hopeful, speaks during a campaign rally Sunday night in Boca Raton. He is scheduled to appear at the Tampa Convention Center at 2 p.m. today. [Eric Thayer | New York Times]

Happy Pi Day! The date — 3/14 — also represents the first three digits of pi, our favorite irrational number. It's also Albert Einstein's birthday, so geeks have heartily embraced the squiggly Greek letter's special day.

The attention of the political world turns to Florida where the winner of tomorrow's Republican presidential primary collects all 99 of the state's delegates. One new poll shows that Sen. Marco Rubio has slipped to third behind Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Trump will be in Tampa later this afternoon. On the Democrats' side, former President Bill Clinton has scheduled stops in Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Winter Park. Follow all the latest developments in our live blog from the campaign trail.

In the meantime, our Washington bureau chief Alex Leary offers this in-depth look at Marco Rubio's political trajectory called "Rise and Stall."

Testimony continues in Hulk Hogan's suit against Gawker Media. Follow it live.

Florida's unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in January, down from an adjusted 5.1 percent the month earlier, as it added 32,200 jobs over the month. Year over year, the state has added 263,900 jobs, with professional and business services the single biggest gainer (up 66,300 jobs).

Kobie Marketing is one of the firms adding jobs. It plans to add 255 positions at its downtown St. Petersburg headquarters. Gov. Rick Scott plans to highlight the expansion at the loyalty marketing firm during a visit this afternoon.

Last year was a rough one for the world's billionaires. Their numbers got smaller, their combined wealth declined by $570 billion, and their average net worth slipped by $300 million. Robert Trigaux looks at five takeaways that explore Florida's place in the uber-rich world.

Those eager to have a say about how the gateway to the new pier in St. Petersburg will look and function will get a chance to do so Tuesday, when designers of the $20 million project unveil their preliminary concepts. Here's what you need to know.

Six young people and two police officers were hurt when a speeding stolen car crashed into an undercover police truck at Central Avenue and 54th Street shortly after midnight, police said.

Jay Cridlin was at Rihanna's show Sunday night at Amalie Arena, and he says her Anti World Tour is the three-dimensional embodiment of the artistic statement the singer has made with her experimental new album Anti.

Imagine having snacks delivered directly to your home! Like recipe delivery services Blue Apron, HelloFresh and the rest were a year or so ago, snack delivery services are on the rise. We put four of the new services to the test. Here's what we thought.

Rays manager Kevin Cash makes official what has seemed obvious, that Chris Archer will be their opening day starter against Toronto on April 3.

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News at noon: Donald Trump in Tampa; Rubio's last stand; Hulk vs. Gawker; Florida billionaires, Rihanna; and Chris Archer 03/14/16 [Last modified: Monday, March 14, 2016 11:47am]
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