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Your DayStarter: April weather, with high temps in the low 80s. Also: PolitiFact's Lie of the Year and a planned SpaceX launch

Who will win PolitiFact's Lie of the Year?

Who will win PolitiFact's Lie of the Year?

You should be getting used to this by now: A morning in the 60s, a partly sunny afternoon in the low 80s, a pleasant evening dipping back into the upper 60s. This week looks like it'll follow that familiar pattern, according to WTSP 10Weather.

Drumroll, please. PolitiFact will name its 2015 Lie of the Year today at lunchtime. The nominees were plentiful, so watch and follow @PolitiFact on Twitter for the big announcement.

SpaceX's planned launch of commercial satellites on Sunday night from Cape Canaveral was rescheduled for today, when the weather is expected to present a better opportunity to land the first stage of its rocket. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said analysis showed better odds on tonight of landing the rocket booster back at Cape Canaveral. Being able to reuse a rocket would lower the cost of space travel.

• Five months after Cecil the lion was shot and killed in Zimbabwe by a Minnesota dentist, the Obama administration is putting higher restrictions on hunters who want to bring lion trophies into the U.S. They'll fall under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, resulting in stricter criteria for the import of live lions and lion parts, like heads, paws or skins.

• After the Bucs' long weekend, coach Lovie Smith talks to reporters at 10:30 this morning. Follow our beat writers @NFLStroud and @GregAuman for highlights.

• USF takes on Willie Taggart's alma mater Western Kentucky at 2:30 this afternoon in the Miami Beach Bowl. Follow our live blog throughout the game at

• Plan your week: Here are the top things to do in Tampa Bay this week, including Vodka Latke, the biggest social event of the year for young Jewish singles and couples. Also look for the Outback Bowl players, their marching bands and cheerleaders to hit the beach for some light-hearted fun before the big game. And Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker takes the stage.

Your DayStarter: April weather, with high temps in the low 80s. Also: PolitiFact's Lie of the Year and a planned SpaceX launch 12/21/15 [Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2015 11:47am]
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