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The DayStarter: More afternoon showers, Obama in Dallas — and cornhole by the water

• Summer in Florida means two things: oppressive heat and rain. Today's forecast calls for temperatures in the mid 90s, coastal showers in the morning, and thunderstorms after 3 p.m.

• President Barack Obama will be in Dallas today to address the nation at a memorial service for five slain police officers. He spent Monday preparing, and meeting with experts and advocates at the White House on how to bridge the divide the between law enforcement and communities of color.

• Democratic unity starts today when U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joins presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in New Hampshire. Watch for updates on the expected endorsement at

• The Hillsborough County School Board may have to make some tough decisions about money. More than 4,000 additional students are expected to enroll this year — and state and federal revenues could drop by $36 million. Is it time to ask local voters for a property tax increase? The board may consider that option at its 9 a.m. meeting at school board headquarters. Tampa Bay Times reporter Marlene Sokol will cover the meeting live via Twitter (@Marlenesokol).

• Here are today's top things to do around Tampa Bay, including $1 family movies at Regal theaters.

• Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz runs today through Sunday at Tampa's Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Performing arts critic Andrew Meacham talked with the show's classically trained star Sarah Lasko, who will be singing Over the Rainbow.

• If you've ever played cornhole while tailgating, you can appreciate the cornhole on the water game invented here and shown off weekly on Clearwater Beach.

• Lots of Tampa Bay concerts have been announced this week, from Dolly Parton's first major tour in 25 years to Kenny Rogers' farewell tour to hip new acts including the UK's Foals and Taylor Swift's tourmate Alessia Cara. You can find all the latest music news on our Soundcheck blog.

• Attention, Instagrammers! Our photo team hosts weekly photo challenge on Instagram. Each week we give you an assignment and ask you to share your best image inspired by the theme to your Insta account. You must include the hashtag #TBTimesGram. We'll feature your photos on and on our All Eyes blog. This week's assignment: dessert. View a gallery of photos from last week's challenge.

Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to enrose presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton today. [New York Times]

Sen. Bernie Sanders is expected to enrose presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton today. [New York Times]

The DayStarter: More afternoon showers, Obama in Dallas — and cornhole by the water 07/12/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:19am]
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