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  1. In this Jan. 9, 2019, photo, guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista. The Walt Disney Co. said Friday that in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, employees who may need to travel to receive an abortion will receive a "travel benefit" designed to reimburse some or all of their expenses.
  2. Jody is a 33 year old black rhinoceros who has been a longtime fixture at Busch Gardens in Tampa. There are just over 5,000 black rhinoceroses left in the world. They are classified as a critically endangered species, which means they’re at “extremely high risk” of going extinct. In this photo she is being fed a papaya, one of her favorite fruits.
  3. A quarter-mile-long rainbow flag is being rolled up at the end of the 2011 Pride in Paradise parade, with hundreds of people carrying the flag down the street.
  4. Amazon’s Alexa might soon replicate the voice of family members - even if they’re dead. The capability, unveiled at Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas Wednesday, June 22, 2022, is in development.
  5. From left: Charlie Parker, Nancy Parker, Gabriella Schmid and Bo Countryman pose outside of Charlie Parker Pottery. Countryman and Schmid are taking over the studio effective July 1, 2022.
  6. People attend the PRIDE OUTside Festival held in St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park in 2021. The St. Petersburg Police Department is gearing up for an “all hands on deck” effort to provide security during this weekend’s Pride festivities, Chief Anthony Holloway said Thursday.
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  8. Eliot Schrefer's latest book is "Queer Ducks (And Other Animals).
  9. Palmetto leaves create the signature split on the top of baking loaves at La Segunda Central Bakery in Ybor City.
  10. Ladee Hubbard's new short story collection is "The Last Suspicious Holdout."
  11. The Backstreet Boys perform during the band’s DNA World Tour at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Tuesday.
  12. Dalton Mason and Tori Lacey are raising their African Grey parrot, Apollo, like a human toddler.
  13. Singer-songwriter Jewel has a new album, "Freewheelin' Woman," and is playing at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on June 25, 2022.
  14. Col. Tom Parker, who managed the career of Elvis Presley for 22 years, in his Nashville office. Tom Hanks portrays Parker in the "Elvis" movie.
  15. There hasn't been a St. Pete Pride since 2019, shown here with colorful marchers. Organizers expect to draw more than 300,000 people to the festivities in St. Petersburg on June 25.
  16. Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux at Midtown Tampa held its grand opening on Monday. The chain is planning at least five more locations in Tampa Bay in the coming years.
  17. Take the family for U-pick watermelons and splashing water fun at Watermelon. Weekend this Saturday and Sunday. (Shutterstock)
  18. Ann Turner Cook, pictured here at 76 in 2003, poses next to a copy of the original drawing made of her as the "Gerber Baby."  The picture hung in her home office.
  19. Walker and Whispurr at two of many animals looking for "fur"ever homes.
  20. This historic marker now denotes the the location of the erased College Hill Cemetery. The burial ground for Black and Cuban residents is now the Italian Club Cemetery's parking lot. It was erased after 1941. There are no records of the bodies being moved.
  21. Vince McMahon stands at Republican state convention in Hartford, Conn., Friday, May 18, 2012.  McMahon is voluntarily stepping back from his roles as CEO and chairman at WWE on Friday as the sports entertainment company performs an investigation into alleged misconduct related to a relationship with a former employee.
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