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News at noon: Low temperatures to continue through the night; PolitiFact in Iowa; LGBT group endorses Clinton; Public school news; Anomalisa review; Tampa Bay Top 50 Restaurants

Feel that, Florida? It's winter. Cold temperatures are most likely going to stay that way until Wednesday.

PolitiFact editor Angie Drobnic Holan, deputy editor Katie Sanders and staff writer Lauren Carroll are on the road in Iowa this week fact-checking the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates. You can follow along with their trip here.

The nation's largest LGBT rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign, has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Today, Clinton pledged to support the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include discrimination against LGBT people, she would support transgender people serving in the military, and would end the practice of gay 'conversion therapy' on minors.

The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to an election-year review of President Barack Obama's executive order to allow up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to "come out of the shadows" and work legally in the United States. The case will be argued in April and decided by late June, about a month before both parties' gather for their nominating conventions.

Legislators return after a long holiday weekend with four days packed with activity. Here are five things to watch on Tuesday.

Hillsborough teachers will soon get the pay increases that were negotiated previously as the district implemented a new evaluation system. The ins and outs of the raises, and what they mean for teachers' aids and other support workers.

A group called Pinellas Parents for PE, Recess and Healthy Schools has collected more than 2,300 signatures on a petition calling for five days a week of both PE and recess, catching the attention of Pinellas school officials.

A bump in passengers is significant as TIA continues to grow in stature as a measure of economic strength for the Tampa Bay area. As the airport has embarked on a dramatic redevelopment and expansion to remain a top-tier facility, what is making this transportation hub successful?

An R-rated animated stop-motion film, Anomalisa, has hit the big-screen and critics are raving about it. Why the mundane tale of Michael Stone at a work convention in Cincinnati is an expertly-crafted narrative.

This year, Food Critic Laura Reiley has come up with a list of 50 restaurants divided by cuisine type. The interactive multimedia presentation won't debut until Jan. 21, but head to our teaser video to see what's to come.

In in the non-fine-dining realm, at the Florida State Fair this year, adventurous eaters can feast on a burger with glazed doughnuts for a bun plus a scoop of mac and cheese for good measure. Voting opens Wednesday for a "People's Choice" winner for fair food.

Amid match-fixing scandal, tennis stars ask: Why are courtside gambling ads okay? Andy Murray and others weigh in.

There's still no official word from the NFL, but the way the playoffs have unfolded, it's all but certain that Bucs linebacker Lavonte David and guard Logan Mankins, both alternates for the Pro Bowl, are now headed to the Hawaii.

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News at noon: Low temperatures to continue through the night; PolitiFact in Iowa; LGBT group endorses Clinton; Public school news; Anomalisa review; Tampa Bay Top 50 Restaurants 01/19/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 12:09pm]
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