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  1. Tubes direct blood from a donor into a bag in Davenport, Iowa in November. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced draft guidelines that would do away with the current three-month abstinence requirement for donations from men who have sex with men.
  2. FILE - A sign for the Chipotle restaurant in Pittsburgh's Market Square is pictured Feb. 8, 2016. Restaurants are beginning the new year with a recurring problem: labor shortages. Chipotle said Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, that it is looking to hire 15,000 people in North America to ensure its stores are staffed up ahead of its busy spring season.
  3. A 67-year-old Plant City man was struck by a person driving a Dodge Challenger while trying to cross North Alexander Street Thursday night.
  4. A new Jeep is delivered to a dealership in Pittsburgh on Monday. A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed U.S. inflation and consumer spending cooled in December.
  5. From left, Shalanda Young, the first Black woman to lead the Office of Management and Budget; Senate Appropriations Committee ranking member Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Senate Appropriations Committee chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.; House Appropriations Committee ranking member Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn.; and House Appropriations chair Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, speak during an interview with The Associated Press at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday. It's the first time in history that the four leaders of the two congressional spending committees are women.
  6. People walk next to the ''Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets You Free) gate at the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland on Thursday. Survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau gathered Friday to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the camp in the final months of World War II, amid horror that yet another war has shattered the peace in Europe.
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  9. President Joe Biden pauses as he speaks at the Steamfitters Local 602 in Springfield, Va., Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.
  10. Protesters gather outside University of Florida’s Emerson Alumni Hall during a UF Board of Trustees meeting at the  Gainesville campus on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. The American Association of University Professors is forming a committee to assess the state of academic freedom in Florida.
  11. More than a decade ago, Sun City Center was approved for a golf cart crossing on U.S. 301. Residents of Gulf Harbors have been pushing for a similar crossing on U.S. 19 so they can access downtown New Port Richey but so far, the Florida Department of Transportation has not approved one.
  12. A copy of Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" inside a book box in Dunedin on Jan. 26, 2023. Pinellas County school officials have removed the book from all high schools.
  13. This combo of booking photos provided by the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation show Lorenzo Orfila, 27, left, and Rafael Otano, 22, who were booked into jail Thursday in Miami. The two former South Florida police officers turned themselves in to face felony charges over the beating of a homeless man who had been drinking outside a shopping center last month.
  14. Nicolette Barone, a fifth-grade teacher at Oak Park Elementary, reacts, after she receives 2023 Teacher of the Year award during the Excellence in Education Awards ceremony at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, in Tampa.
  15. University of Florida political science student Giancarlo Rodriguez holds a protest sign at a UF board of trustees meeting in November. He was among a large group of students contesting the selection of U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse as a finalist for the UF president's job. The American Association of University Professors is forming a committee to assess the state of academic freedom in Florida.
  16. Billy Adams III testifies Thursday during his trial for the shootings of Trevon Albury and Daniel Thompson in a Lutz recording studio. Adams said he killed the pair after Albury pulled a gun in an attempt to rob the studio engineer.
  17. Meridian Apartments on N 50th St. in Tampa is one of about 100 apartment complexes that participated in Tampa Police Department's Crime-Free Multi Housing program.
  18. Birth control pills rest on a counter in Centreville, Maryland, on July 6, 2022.
  19. “We want to make sure that we cement our reputation as being a law-and-order state and take actions as necessary to help further protect the people of the state of Florida,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said during a news conference Thursday at the Miami Police Benevolent Association hall.
  20. Sayfullo Saipov was convicted in federal court in New York in an attack that killed eight people on a popular bike path. He could face the death penalty.
  21. St. Petersburg City Council member Ed Montanari will serve as the chairperson of a new economic development-focused committee.
  22. Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, now the president of the state Senate, stands on the dais during a legislative session at the Florida State Capitol, Monday, March 7, 2022, in Tallahassee.
  23. Anglers fish along the North Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier in November. Wildlife officials are considering new rules to prevent seabird entanglements at the pier.
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