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  1. Street racers gather the evening of Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in the parking lot of the Goodwill on Northeast Marine Drive and 122nd Avenue in Portland, Ore. Across America, police are confronting illegal drag racing whose popularity has surged since the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns began. Drivers have blocked off roads to race and to etch donut patterns on pavement with the tires of their souped-up cars. From Portland, Oregon; to Albuquerque, New Mexico; from Nashville, Tennessee; to New York City, officials are reporting a dangerous, and sometimes deadly, uptick in street racing.
  2. In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, night falls on the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court is considering whether to hear the case of a Black man who says he suffered discrimination because the N-word was carved into the wall of the hospital elevator where he worked.
  3. State law says discipline against law enforcement officers must occur within 180 days of an investigation’s completion.
  4. Former King High School assistant principal Olayinka Alege was investigated for allegedly popping students' toe knuckles as a form of punishment for bad grades.
  5. Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, shown in this photo from a crime scene in 2020, opposes shielding the names of officers involved in use-of-force incidents from the public.
  6. Jimmy Harrell testifies in 2010 during a joint hearing held by the Coast Guard and the Interior Department's Minerals Management Service in Kenner, La. Harrell has died at age 65.
  7. A man fishes off the rocky shore along Tampa Bay on Davis Islands last month.
  8. Check tampabay.com the latest news and updates.
  9. Florida’s positivity rate was about 6.6 percent Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  10. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky.
  11. Conn's HomePlus in Tampa at Horizon Park will celebrate its grand opening on May 22 with free food and special offers.
  12. This image from CBS Denver shows a Key Lime Air Metroliner that landed safely at Centennial Airport after a mid-air collision near Denver on Wednesday.
  13. Joel Greenberg, shown in this 2019 photo, will appear Monday in federal court in Orlando for a change of plea hearing, according to court documents.
  14. An early Hillsborough County budget forecast shows no funding for new fire stations nor additional deputies.  Here, a  Hillsborough County Fire Rescue fire engine is pictured at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Brandon in 2018. [LUIS SANTANA   |   Times]
  15. The entrance to the one of the vaccine rooms at a Pinellas County health department site in April. The department has begun scheduling appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations for kids as young as 12.
  16. Simon Imam, 45, of Westchase walks from Whiskey Cake after picking up an order of food and alcohol to go in Tampa. Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed legislation that would allow to-go orders of alcohol, made legal during the pandemic, permanently.
  17. Cova and Mufasa are two of many animals available for adoption.
  18. A screenshot from a Newsmax townhall in The Villages featuring Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on May 12.
  19. Damien Knight, also known as Craig Hammerly, 58, faces a charge of manslaughter, according to St. Petersburg police.
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  21. A television news crew was attacked while filming a fight that broke out in Miami Beach on Wednesday night, police said.
  22. Nurse practitioner Paula Joseph, of Tampa, draws a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine while providing vaccination shots in April at Iglesia Tampa Bay in Tampa. The Pfizer shots are expected to be made available to children ages 12-15 within days.
  23. This time last year, the Hillsborough County Animal Shelter, shown here, and others were getting emptied as people sought comfort in the pandemic. But in the past month or so, as people begin to return to work and school, shelters are reporting a spike in pets being returned.
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