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Your DayStarter: Today's weather (breezy, chance of showers), a live chat with our Bucs writer and all the best Halloween parties

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, seen here at a campaign event Oct. 15, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas, is scheduled to testify Thursday before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which is investigating the 2012 attacks in Libya that killed four Americans. [Erich Schlegel | Getty Images]

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, seen here at a campaign event Oct. 15, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas, is scheduled to testify Thursday before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which is investigating the 2012 attacks in Libya that killed four Americans. [Erich Schlegel | Getty Images]

There's a chance of showers this afternoon, with a high in the upper 80s, but any intermittent rain will be gone by 7 p.m., according to WTSP 10Weather. Breezy weather continues throughout the day.

• This morning, Hillary Clinton is scheduled to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which is investigating the attacks in Libya that killed four Americans in 2012. The hearing will proceed with at least four rounds of questioning with the 12 Republicans and Democrats alternating time.

• With the Lightning preparing to play last season's Stanley Cup foe Chicago on Saturday, check out the latest Lightning Strikes podcast this afternoon at tampabay.com/lightning.

• Americans now spend $60 billion a year on their pets, up 25 percent from 5 years ago. Dogs go everywhere with us — bars, the store, airplanes. What's happening? It's a complicated question involving a generation holding off on having kids and grandparents longing for grandkids, er, granddogs. And, of course, social media. Read business reporter Justine Griffin's story about the exploding pet industry this morning.

• The sleeper Broadway hit A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is playing through Sunday at the Straz Center in Tampa. The genuinely funny show features an antihero serial killer who's both clever and charming. Read our interview with the show's star and a review of the show by performing arts critic Andrew Meacham.

Gov. Rick Scott is attending an Enterprise Florida board meeting in Orlando at 8:30 a.m., promising that the job-creating organization has a "major announcement" planned. Follow @stevebousquet and visit tampabay.com/politics for developments.

• From huge Halloween parties to huge music stars (Jason Aldean, Tyrese), the time to plan your weekend is now. Our critics have taken care of that for you.

• We're 10 days from Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour hitting Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. To help prepare you for the biggest concert of the year, we're launching a concert countdown today called "10 Days of Taylor," featuring a smorgasbord of photos, features, fashions, predictions and more. Find it at tampabay.com/soundcheck.

• In case you missed it, Raymond James Financial released earnings after market close Wednesday. The company broke records for advisers, net revenues and net income. Times columnist Robert Trigaux will listen in to RayJay's teleconference with advisers at 8:15 a.m. and have a more detailed report of the company's success at tampabay.com/money.

• The Bucs are preparing to travel to Washington for this weekend's game, and beat writer Greg Auman (@gregauman on Twitter) will take your questions live at 10:30 on tampabay.com/bucs. Can't make it? Swing by before the chat starts and leave a question, then check back later today to look for Greg's answer.

Your DayStarter: Today's weather (breezy, chance of showers), a live chat with our Bucs writer and all the best Halloween parties 10/22/15 [Last modified: Thursday, October 22, 2015 7:48am]
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