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Your DayStarter: Expect clouds with high temps around 80 — and developments in Florida's redistricting fight

The Weeknd, the Canadian R&B dynamo who's scored two of the biggest hits of 2015 with Earned It and Can't Feel My Face, is coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa on Dec. 17.

The Weeknd, the Canadian R&B dynamo who's scored two of the biggest hits of 2015 with Earned It and Can't Feel My Face, is coming to Amalie Arena in Tampa on Dec. 17.

Patchy fog this morning should clear as the temperature rises to about 80 degrees this afternoon, according to WTSP 10Weather. The day cools slightly for a mild, mostly cloudy evening.

• Redistricting makes headlines yet again. The weeklong redistricting trial set to begin in a Tallahassee courtroom today will determine the fate of Florida's 40 Senate districts and the future of the 29 incumbents seeking reelection. Catch up with some background info.

• Plan your week: Here are the top things to do in Tampa Bay this week, including a stop by the sizzling hot band The Weeknd. Plus, the Jingle Ball brings a host of tween and 20-something superstars to Tampa's Amalie Arena, including Australian boy-rock sensations 5 Seconds of Summer powerhouse pop singers Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas.

Thomas Bassinger breaks down the film and points out the Turning Point from Sunday's Bucs 24-17 loss to New Orleans. Look for it by lunchtime at tampabay.com/bucs. And here are five things you might have missed from the game.

Your DayStarter: Expect clouds with high temps around 80 — and developments in Florida's redistricting fight 12/14/15 [Last modified: Monday, December 14, 2015 12:37pm]
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    College

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    Personal Finance

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    Bucs

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    Crime

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    Accidents

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