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What you need to know for Monday, Aug. 1

You guessed it: Another hot day with temperatures in the mid-90s and scattered showers in the afternoon, according to 10Weather WTSP.

• President Barack Obama will argue that getting former military members the health care and benefits they've earned is a national promise that "can't be broken" when he addresses the Disabled American Veterans service organization today in Atlanta.

• If you want a say in the coming primary elections, today is the last day to register to vote or change your party registration in Florida. Here are the details.

• Plan your week! Here are the top things to do this week around Tampa Bay, including Comic Con taking over Tampa and Amalie Arena opening a free three weeks of play in an "ocean" of 1.2 million white plastic balls.

• From our food editor: With scallop season under way, we have some tips on the relatively simple process of finding and cooking scallops, which are ideal for boosting dishes like pastas or salads.

CI 705	Deliver to: 	Citrus Desk	10/04/94	- 	Hernando	 - 	  #2 ?I Voted? stickers wait to be picked up on the side of the ballot box at precinct 14.	Times Photo by:	Ron Thompson	Story By:	Staff	Run Date: 	Oct 5, 1994	Scanned by:	rt

CI 705 Deliver to: Citrus Desk 10/04/94 - Hernando - #2 ?I Voted? stickers wait to be picked up on the side of the ballot box at precinct 14. Times Photo by: Ron Thompson Story By: Staff Run Date: Oct 5, 1994 Scanned by: rt

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    Retail

    TAMPA — Tampa-based Checkers Drive-In Restaurants continues to fly under the radar compared to dominant burger chains like McDonald's and Burger King.

    Checkers Franchisee Shaji Joseph, of Tampa, hoses down the front walkway of his store at 6401 Park Boulevard, Pinellas Park. The business has a new look including signage and exterior tile. One drive through has been eliminated for an outdoor dining area, right. Joseph owns nine Checkers and is planning to open his tenth in Tampa.
[SCOTT KEELER   |   Times ]
  2. Advice for presidents from military families they've tried to console

    War

    One family returned the letter because it was full of errors. Another was left cold when the letter they got screamed "robo-pen." Still another was puzzled to find 17 copies of their letter in the mailbox.

    Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Aaron Cowan, 37, was killed in a helicopter training accident in South Korea on Feb. 26, 2005. [Courtesy of Kari Cowan]
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    News

    Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today

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 [JIM DAMASKE  |  Times (2016)]
  4. Review: Bruno Mars' charisma glitters like gold at Tampa's Amalie Arena

    Blogs

    Nothing in this world should be as easy as Bruno Mars makes it look. Not singing, not dancing, and certainly not playfully seducing more than 17,500 starry-eyed Tampa fans with one of pop music’s best bands at your back.

    Bruno Mars performed at Tampa's Amalie Arena on Oct. 19, 2017.
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    Lightning Strikes

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mikhail Sergachev said he blacked out for a few seconds after his first NHL goal Thursday night, a rocket slap shot from the point.

    Mikhail Sergachev, front, looks like he’s very in the moment with teammate Dan Girardi after scoring his first NHL goal, though he says he blacked out for a bit. He scores again in the second.