1. USF's newly installed interim president Rhea Law smiles during a lunch with staff Wednesday. "I don’t want us to stay static where we are today," she said. "I want us to move forward and upward.”
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  3. Two dead, emaciated adult manatees recovered from Brevard County are seen before a necropsy in March at the state's Marine Mammal Pathobiology Lab.
  4. President Joe Biding tours Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 Training Facility in Lanham, Md., Wednesday.
  5. This May 10, 2019, photo provided by the Louisiana State Police shows bloodstains on the shield and uniform of Master Trooper Chris Hollingsworth, in West Monroe, La., after troopers punched, dragged and stunned Black motorist Ronald Greene during his fatal 2019 arrest.
  6. Justice Padgett, 12, of Tampa, is given a COVID-19 vaccine shot by first-year University of South Florida physican assistant student Zara Meadows at a back to school health clinic held Saturday at Middleton High School in Tampa. Hospital officials are renewing calls for people to get vaccinated as COVID-19 hospitalizations reach record levels.
  7. Taco, a German shepherd, attends the Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, with his hander, Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputy Matt Aitken, at Curlew Hills Memory Gardens in Palm Harbor. The 13th annual service honored K-9 service dogs from area police and sheriff's departments including the Clearwater Police Department, the Pinellas Park Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, who attended to remember the retired K-9s who have passed away. This year 75 dogs are interred at the Memory Gardens where three new dogs have been memorialized.
  8. Pictures of Tampa firefighter Isaac Royal, on left, and Tampa District Fire Chief Franz Warner on display during a Firefighter memorial service at the Tampa Fire Museum.
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Elyza Iusan, 26, uses manipulatives, a collection of hands-on interactive learning tools, as part of the curriculum for her six-year-old daughter, Janessa Iusan, whom she homeschools at the family's home in Spring Hill.
  10. An image from a 2020 Pinellas County school district video shows elementary school students wearing masks and sitting behind protective coverings while at lunch. This year, an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis is stopping many Florida districts from requiring masks, but some are starting to push back.
  11. Jason L. Salemi, PhD, MPH, associate professor, USF College of Public Health is shown on HGTV Wednesday afternoon during a briefing to county commissioners on the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  13. The South Unit of the Central Florida Reception Center in Orlando.
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Aerial view in 2019 of homes in Ruskin equipped with solar panels purchased as part of the PACE loan program.
  15. Robert DuBoise hugs his mother, Myra DuBoise, after being released from prison on Aug. 27 in Bowling Green.
  16. The five-day outlook for the tropics from the National Hurricane Center.
  17. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis arrives at a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, near the Shark Valley Visitor Center in Miami. DeSantis is doubling down as the state again broke its record for COVID-19 hospitalizations. The Republican governor insisted Tuesday that the spike will be short-lived. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
  18. Ron DeSantis issued an order Friday, April 2, 2021 prohibiting Florida businesses from requiring customers show proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
  19. A sign at a Target store is pictured Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Oklahoma City.  Target Corp. is joining a growing list of retailers and restaurant chains offering educational assistance at select online institutions for its front-line workers amid a fiercely competitive labor market. The Minneapolis-based discounter said Wednesday, Aug. 4,  that it plans to spend $200 million over the next four years to offer its workers free undergraduate and associate degree programs in business-oriented majors at select institutions such as University of Arizona and University of Denver.
  20. Housing advocates protest outside Governor Andrew Cuomo's office on the eviction moratorium on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in New York. After a federal eviction moratorium was allowed to lapse this weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new moratorium Tuesday on evictions that would last until Oct. 3.
  21. Visitors walk the beaches along Pass-a-Grille on July 7 after Tropical Storm Elsa passed through. There has been a lull in tropical activity since then but it's expected to pick up now.
  22. A report to Hillsborough County commissioners said Waste Connections failed to complete 393 routes and missed collections at more than 458,000 homes between June 1 and July 23 in Hillsborough. Pictured is a Waste Connections truck in Land O' Lakes, Pasco County.
  23. The 80-foot lighted pine Christmas tree shone tall in the center of the maze at Enchant Christmas in 2019 at Tropicana Field's massive holiday display. The light maze and village will return Nov. 26-Jan. 2.