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What you need to know for Tuesday, Nov. 29

Fidel Castro's passing, and the uncertainty over the course President-elect Donald Trump will pursue on taking office in January, make it important for pragmatic people across the political aisle to underscore the advantages to the nation and Florida of remaining engaged. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)

Fidel Castro's passing, and the uncertainty over the course President-elect Donald Trump will pursue on taking office in January, make it important for pragmatic people across the political aisle to underscore the advantages to the nation and Florida of remaining engaged. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)

• It'll be partly sunny and warm Tuesday, with highs in the low 80s according to 10Weather WTSP.

• As you head out for your morning commute, check out our live blog for the latest traffic updates and road conditions across Tampa Bay.

• The Judicial Nominating Commission interviewed 11 candidates Monday to replace retiring Florida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry. It is a chance to bring the court closer to a conservative majority that advocates have strategically worked on for years. The applications tell part of the story — candidates are openly appealing to the conservatives on the governor-appointed selection committee. Read the story later today on tampabay.com.

• From the Tampa Bay Times editorial board: With the death of Fidel Castro, now is not the time to backtrack on engaging with Cuba. The stakes are particularly high for Florida.

• If you haven't heard of them already, Meet BlueGrace Logistics, considered one of the rising stars of the Tampa Bay business scene. Read about the recent jobs they've added in Tampa and see what they have planned for the future. Full story this morning at tampabay.com/business

• Did you hear the big news out of the St. Petersburg startup and innovation community late Monday? Read it here this morning tampabay.com/business

• We got through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, now what? How about giving an "experience" as a gift? Our critics and writers have scoured Tampa Bay to find cool experience gift suggestions, from spa days to cooking classes to flight lessons and concerts. You can find their suggestions here

• Before rocker Melissa Etheridge brings her holiday tour to the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Thursday we talked to her and she's here to tell you 2016 was not as bad as you think.

• Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay including sax man Dave Koz and his holiday show and Grammy Award winning Christian pop duo For King and Country at the Sun Dome.

What you need to know for Tuesday, Nov. 29 11/29/16 [Last modified: Monday, November 28, 2016 10:30pm]
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