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What you need to know for Monday, Feb. 8

Carolina's strength is the NFL's No. 2 run game, featuring Jonathan Stewart, left. Denver counters with the NFL's No. 3 run defense, anchored by Von Miller, right. [Getty Images]

Carolina's strength is the NFL's No. 2 run game, featuring Jonathan Stewart, left. Denver counters with the NFL's No. 3 run defense, anchored by Von Miller, right. [Getty Images]

• Make sure you grab a jacket on the way out — it'll be another brisk one. Temperatures will dip to the mid-40s this morning with added wind chill. The afternoon should be warmer, with temperatures in the mid-60s and cloud cover. Light showers are possible late today into Tuesday (which will be even colder).

• A Florida Senate panel takes up the increasingly urgent issue of how to fix Florida's death penalty system after it was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. One proposal: requiring a unanimous jury recommendation for imposing the death penalty. Right now, a simple majority of a jury can recommend the death penalty, but the decision is left up to the judge. Also on tap: the House debates whether the Legislature should start future sessions in January — like this year. Follow along at

• The NFL's season may be over, but we've got your morning-after Super Bowl analysis at

• Donald Trump's campaign released the specifics of his visit to the USF Sun Dome, coming up this Friday. Tickets are free, but attendees must register in advance.

• You thought the holidays were over? We still have Fat Tuesday and the Chinese New Year to celebrate this week. See our holiday page for stories, events and recipes to laissez les bon temps rouler.

Plan your week: Here are the top things to do in Tampa Bay this week, from concerts (Diana Ross, tenor Andrea Bocelli) to date night ideas (remember folks, Valentine's Day is coming up!).

• The National Offshore One Design Regatta is back for its 28th season in St. Petersburg, starting Friday. Look for a preview this morning at

• Come back to later today for movie critic Steve Persall's sneak preview of Deadpool, the highly anticipated film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Find out if all the hype is worth it.

What you need to know for Monday, Feb. 8 02/08/16 [Last modified: Monday, February 8, 2016 9:20am]
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