Thursday, January 18, 2018
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The Daystarter: Tampa Bay freeze won’t last long; report describes binge drinking in FSU hazing death; Lord Stanley, meet Jose Gaspar; 15,000 ball pit balls up for auction

The Daystarter: Tampa Bay freeze won’t last long; report describes binge drinking in FSU hazing death; Lord Stanley, meet Jose Gaspar; 15,000 ball pit balls up for auction

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what you need to know today.• The worst is behind us, but we’re not quite yet finished with the chilly weather. Last night was one of the coldest nights in years, prompting shelters to open across Tampa B...
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Exports, consumers drive China's 6.9 percent growth in 2017

Exports, consumers drive China's 6.9 percent growth in 2017

China's economy expanded at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017, faster than expected and the first annual increase in seven years
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You can buy the balls from Amalie’s Beach Tampa exhibit at auction

You can buy the balls from Amalie’s Beach Tampa exhibit at auction

More than 100,000 people showed up at Amalie Arena in 2016 to frolic in a huge ball pit. It was a sea of 1.2 million white orbs so vast that grown men could belly flop and remain afloat. Almost two years after the Beach Tampa packed up, some 15,000 l...
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AP Top News at 5:39 a.m. EST

AP Top News at 5:39 a.m. EST
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Zimbabwe's president says elections to be in May or June

Zimbabwe's president says elections to be in May or June; pressured to deliver a credible vote
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Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South

Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South

Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on North Carolina's largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least eight people
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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

Among 10 Things to Know: Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays; Trump to Pennsylvania, but don't call it a campaign trip; Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders
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The Latest: Europe storm: Amsterdam airport suspends flights

The Latest: Europe storm: Amsterdam airport suspends flights

Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has suspended all flights and the Dutch national rail service halted all trains as a powerful storm lashes the Netherlands, toppling trees and trucks and causing traffic chaos
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$100K available for Upper Peninsula deer habitat grants

Officials say $100,000 will be divided up to support deer habitat improvement projects in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
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Sanchez to Man United 'likely to happen,' Wenger says

Sanchez to Man United 'likely to happen,' Wenger says

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says a deal sending Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United is 'likely to happen'
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