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The inside of Virage, a luxury condo tower on Bayshore Boulevard with units starting at $1 million. [(Courtesy of Ascentia Development Group)]
The pandemic didn’t affect sales, though it did create challenges on the construction site.
1 hour ago• Real Estate
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman both quash the idea, which has circulated among some state Republicans starting Monday
Earlier today• The Buzz
Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, 23, was arrested by FBI agents on Sunday, according to a federal complaint.
Earlier today• Crime
Violent crimes have surged by more than a third in Tampa in the first five months of 2020 compared with the same period last year.
Yesterday• Crime
U.S. total
New today
Cases
1,702,911
+3,785
Deaths
100,576
+165
Florida total
Since Tuesday
Cases
53,285
+651
Deaths
2,446
+46

Last updated 11:37 a.m. May 28 EDT. The Florida total includes in-state residents and non-residents who tested positive while visiting the state. Source: Johns Hopkins and Florida Department of Health

Aurora Ortega picks up an unemployment form at a Miami-Dade County library last month. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) [LYNNE SLADKY  |  AP]
Another 2.1 million displaced workers nationwide filed a claim last week, and Florida got another 173,731 applications.
3 hours ago• Business
Voting by mail didn’t use to be a flashpoint in a partisan debate. It is now because President Donald Trump has made it so.
Earlier today• Health
The Tampa native has said it shouldn’t be available to everyone.
Yesterday• The Buzz
And the bars still closed are wondering why.
Yesterday• Arts & Entertainment
USF officials announced Wednesday that fall classes will start in-person, then move online again after students and faculty travel for Thanksgiving break. [URSO, CHRIS  |  Times (2019)]
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the last week of classes and final exams will be online after the holiday, when many students and faculty will likely travel.
Yesterday• Education
After the death of George Floyd following an encounter with Minneapolis police, Allendale United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg changed its sign to protest racial inequality. On one side: "George Floyd was lynched today by the police. We can't breathe!" On the other: "White supremacy: The most dangerous virus infecting our country since 1492." [BOYZELL HOSEY  |  Times]
The man’s death following an incident with Minneapolis police hit hard locally, even if mourners couldn’t grieve in person.
Yesterday• News

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