Friday, June 22, 2018
News Roundup

Your DayStarter: Some fog today, then partly sunny. Also, a look at this week's Art Basel Miami Beach and the Turning Point in Sunday's Bucs loss

The last day of November starts with patchy fog, followed by partly sunny skies and highs in the low 80s. WTSP 10Weather says rain won't enter into the picture until later in the week, when a cold front should sweep through.

• Art Basel Miami Beach is one of the year's biggest events, and this year the political stars are coming out. Miami Herald political writer Patricia Mazzei has the story on how 2016 presidential hopefuls are converging on the city this week to raise money from the big givers.

• Pope Francis concludes his first official trip to Africa by visiting a mosque in the capital of Central African Republic, a country wracked by conflict between Muslims and Christians. Throughout this trip, the pope has stuck to his signature themes of concern for the poor and the need for greater dialogue between the adherents of different religions.

• Seven months after Baltimore erupted into riots over the death of Freddie Gray, the city is preparing for the criminal trial of William G. Porter, the first of six officers charged in Gray's death. Prosecutors accuse him of ignoring Gray's pleas for medical help, and failing to buckle him into a police transport van, in violation of department regulations. Porter has pleaded not guilty.

• As more than 140 world leaders and top diplomats gather in Paris to hash out what organizers hope will be the broadest and most durable agreement ever to fight global warming, Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande are expected announce a new initiative committing to spend tens of billions of dollars for a technological fix to the planet's climate woes.

• Cody Elkins will be one of the headliners for the inaugural St. Pete Action Sports event Friday and Saturday. Read about Elkins' exploits on a four-wheel bike by 10:30 this morning at tampabay.com/outdoors.

Thomas Bassinger breaks down the film and points to the Turning Point in Sunday's Bucs game in Indianapolis. Look for it by lunchtime at tampabay.com/bucs.

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Rodney Page’s takeaways from Rays-Yankees

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