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Published May 14, 2019

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Ron DeSantis 'not allowed' to disclose which two Florida counties were hacked by Russians

Gov. Ron DeSantis met with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week to discuss the revelation in the Mueller report that "at least one" Florida county had its election information accessed by Russian hackers in 2016. On Tuesday, DeSantis told reporters that he had been briefed on that breach — which actually happened in two counties in Florida — but that he was "not allowed" to share which counties had been the target.

Gerald McCoy, no-show to OTAs, has not yet been asked to take pay cut

Not surprisingly, Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was not among the players attending the start of the Bucs' organized team activities. He also missed the first two phases of the voluntary offseason workout program. This comes amid speculation that if McCoy plays for the Bucs this season, it may not be for the $13 million he is owed for 2019.

Trump reverses course, now backs $200 million for Everglades

In March, President Donald Trump proposed slashed spending by the Army Corps of Engineers and failed to include money for an Everglades reservoir to reduce polluted water from being flushed from Lake Okeechobee to coastal estuaries. But after receiving letters and prodding by Florida's state and federal lawmakers, he changed course Monday, announcing his support of a $200 million push to fund projects aimed at restoring Florida's Everglades via Twitter.

Duckweed Urban Market will be part of Tampa's Westshore Marina District

The market has signed a lease for a 3,000-square-foot boutique grocery in the new waterfront community near Gandy and Westshore boulevards. A Fort Lauderdale-based company with stores in downtown Tampa and Channelside, Duckweed will sell staples as well as vegan items, liquor and artisanal beer. It plans to open early next year in the district's town center, which is also expected to include a coffee shop, wine bar, boat-up restaurant and other retailers.

Tiger Woods was responsible for Florida driver's death, lawsuit says

The parents of a drunken driver who died in a car crash last year are suing Tiger Woods. They blame the golfer and his girlfriend for allowing their son to drive home from their Florida restaurant while intoxicated. The wrongful death lawsuit filed Monday says Nicholas F. Immesberger was served excessive amounts of alcohol before the Dec. 10 car crash.

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