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  1. A Florida deputy who accidentally set a gasoline-covered motorcycle rider on fire with a stun gun is facing a misdemeanor charge, officials said Thursday.
  2. In this July 29, 2015, photo, the Puerto Rican flag flies in front of Puerto Rico's Capitol in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A group of Democratic members of Congress, including the House majority leader, on Thursday proposed a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence.
  3. A Florida man has pleaded guilty to defrauding more than 30 women of more than $1.3 million by pretending to be a doctor on online dating services, a U.S. attorney said Thursday.
  4. The Sheriff’s Office did not release the identity of the missing swimmer.
  5. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor has advanced a proposal to revamp bidding rules to effectively prevent a repeat of the controversial East Tampa City Center project.
  6. Oklahoma's Legislature gave final approval Thursday to another Texas-style anti-abortion bill that providers say will be the most restrictive in the nation once the governor signs it.
  7. Pedestrians walk by the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday in New York.  The stock market’s skid this year has pulled the S&P 500 close to what’s known as a bear market. Rising interest rates, high inflation, the war in Ukraine and a slowdown in China’s economy have caused investors to reconsider the prices they’re willing to pay for a wide range of stocks, from high-flying tech companies to traditional automakers.
  8. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday. The Senate overwhelmingly approved a $40 billion infusion of military and economic aid for Ukraine and its allies on Thursday as both parties rallied behind America’s latest, and quite possibly not last, financial salvo against Russia’s invasion.
  9. FILE - Infant formula is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage May 14, 2022, in Houston.  President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and has authorized flights to import supply from overseas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
  10. Former mayor of Sacramento and former NBA player Kevin Johnson, speaks at the podium, during a press conference Thursday, May 19, 2022 in St. Petersburg by local Black pastors announcing their official endorsement of Sugar Hill Community Partners developers as their choice for the redevelopment of the Tropicana Field site. A group of pastors were flown out to Sacramento by Sugar Hill to see their developments.
  11. Payton Gendron is led into the courtroom for a hearing at Erie County Court, in Buffalo, N.Y., on Thursday.
  12. In this Friday, July 8, 2011, photo, crowds gather in the surf and on the beach in Cocoa Beach, Fla., to watch the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis on STS-135.
  13. Eleanor Walker, 4, left, and Edie Walker, 5, visit with Hope at her home in July 2020 inside the Kate Tidemann & Ellen Cotton Main Pool and Window of Wonder at the Ruth and J.O. Stone Dolphin Complex. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium opened an $80 million expansion thanks to fundraising and attendance that surged in the last 10 years because of Winter the dolphin. Winter died in November.
  14. Greg Sgrignoli, 63, catches a small crevalle jack from the north Skyway Fishing Pier. The Pennsylvania man visits often to fish from the pier.
  15. These two century-old buildings - 514 N. Tampa St. and 520 N. Tampa St. - might be saved from demolition.
  16. Taylor Swift speaks during a graduation ceremony for New York University at Yankee Stadium in New York on Wednesday.
  17. CoinFlip, a Chicago cryptocurrency exchange company, is opening a, 8,000-square-foot office and "crypto experience center" at Tampa's Sparkman Wharf this summer, the company announced Thursday.
  18. The 2022 winners of the R.F. “Red” Pittman Tribune essay contest, left to right: Andrea Rodriguez, Newsome High School; Rowan O'Flanagan, Plant High School; Suhani M. Shah, Carrollwood Day School; and Ryan R. Kelly, Tampa Preparatory School.
  19. Russian punk band Pussy Riot, shown here in 2012 after the band first came to the attention of Russian authorities when they performed a scandalous protest song in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral in 2012. Lead musician Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, in the blue mask, is the only member of the collective confirmed for the June 24 concert for St. Pete Pride.
  20. Infant formula is stacked on a table during a baby formula drive to help with the shortage Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Houston.
  21. Fourth graders Austin Corcoran, 9, left, and Tyler Williams, 10, work together on a math lesson in 2020 at Innovations Preparatory Academy in Wesley Chapel. A new national report states that Florida teacher preparation programs lag the nation in the amount of time spent on math content.
  22. Nick and Linda Howe
  23. This photo from the L. Ron Hubbard Library shows Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, in the south of France in 1968.
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