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Patty Yablonski | TIMES

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rare bipartisan agreement on federal budget

Congress and President Barack Obama approve a massive tax and spending package to fund the government through next September. Nation, 2A

Rubio misses vote on budget bill

A day after suggesting he might try to hold up a massive spending deal, Sen. Marco Rubio skips it to campaign. Nation, 2A

Solar Choice group halts campaign

Floridians for Solar Choice has shut down its petition-gathering effort for a constitutional amendment to allow looser rules on solar energy. Local, 1B

Lejeune benefits to start slowly

It will take at least a year for the VA to formulate regulations enabling Camp Lejeune veterans to receive automatic benefits for diseases linked to contaminated drinking water. Local, 1B

FAA reprimands Allegiant Air

The agency scolds the airline for an emergency landing at a closed airport in Fargo, N.D. Business, 6B

Bucs' secondary is porous again

Rams quarterback Case Keenum hit 14 of 17 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns. Prior to that, he had one touchdown pass all season. Sports, 1C

Lightning can't hold off Capitals

Washington, down by three at one point, scores four times in the third to beat Tampa Bay 5-3. Sports, 1C

'The Hateful Eight' to show in 70mm

The Quentin Tarantino Western will be featured in the rare projection format at the AMC Veterans 24. Etc, 2B

Coming Sunday

'Definition of insanity'

Florida spends millions making sure that mentally ill people accused of minor crimes go to court, but the state has nothing to show for it. Read part four of the Tampa Bay Times/Sarasota Herald-Tribune yearlong investigation of Florida's mental hospitals in Sunday's Times or at tampabay.com.

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    Elections

    Rick and Joyce Baker strode down Central Avenue Sunday amid rainbow flags, corporate booths, and blaring music of the St. Pete Pride Festival.

    Mayoral candidate Rick Baker talk with people during a Pride event in St. Petersburg, Florida on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Baker is running for his old seat as Mayor of St. Petersburg.
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    Lightning Strikes

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  4. Senate leaders try to appease members as support for health bill slips

    National

    WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders scrambled Sunday to rally support for their health care bill, even as opposition continued to build outside Congress and two Republican senators questioned whether the bill would be approved this week.

    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday, is one of the five Republican senators who announced they cannot support the health care bill as drafted.
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of June 26-July 2.

    Events

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    Crowd for the Motionless in White band at the 2014 Vans Warped Tour at Vinoy Park, Friday, July 25, 2014.  CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times