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  1. In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington. Electric car maker Tesla will stop accepting Bitcoin as a payment, CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 citing environmental concerns.
  2. President Joe Biden delivers remarks about COVID vaccinations in the South Court Auditorium at the White House, Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Washington.
  3. The Colonial Pipeline Company's BWI Thurgood Marshall International Airport location is on Elm Road.
  4. CONNECT, Florida's Online Reemployment Assistance System.
  5. In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 photo, released by the Mote Marine Laboratory, a Goliath Grouper swims at Mote Aquarium in Sarasota, Fla.  Florida may lift its three-decade ban on catching and killing goliath groupers. Wildlife officials are proposing, Wednesday, May 12, 2021,  a “limited harvest” of the giant coastal fish, saying their numbers have rebounded sufficiently since they were almost driven to extinction by overfishing and environmental damage.
  6. Officials from the city of Tampa, Related Group and Invictus Development LLC attend a protest hearing about the Rome Yard bid Wednesday.
  7. Clearwater officials on Wednesday released the five proposals received from bidders wanting to build on three city-owned sites surrounding the downtown waterfront.
  8. A 28-year-old woman who wanted to promote her Instagram page attempted to blend in with students at a Miami-area high school, police said.
  9. Walkways at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg were free of students on a Tuesday in October, during a school year defined by pandemic restrictions. The school, along with other colleges and universities, received another round of federal aid funds this week.
  10. Farrakhan Muhammad was taken into custody in a McDonald's parking lot near Jacksonville, the official said, four days after a shooting Saturday that rattled the Big Apple.
  11. Even before Wednesday's final approval of the Pfizer vaccine for kids 12 and up, some jurisdictions were giving out shots to that age group. Middle school student Elise Robinson receives her first coronavirus vaccination on Wednesday in in Decatur, Ga., where hundreds of children, ages 12 to 15, received the Pfizer vaccine at the DeKalb Pediatric Center.
  12. Damien Knight, also known as Craig Hammerly, 58, faces a charge of manslaughter, according to St. Petersburg police.
  13. Tampa Bay added 718 cases and five deaths Wednesday.
  14. House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R- Palm Harbor, far left, and  Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Spring Hill, far right, listen as Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers his address during the joint session of the Florida Legislature at the Capitol in Tallahassee on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
  15. Tampa's Quality Carriers is being sold to the CSX Corp., creating a sprawling new multimodal liquid chemical shipping network.
  16. Carole Baskin with Dutchess the tiger at Big Cat Rescue in 2020.
  17. Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Gabriella Passidomo, daughter of Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, to the Florida Public Service Commission. Pictured is DeSantis at a press conference in March. | [Ivy Ceballo | Times]
  18. Traffic backups like this one at  Interstate 275 and I-4  near downtown Tampa could be eased via a $140 million state construction project to add lanes and improve safety. [Times (2008)]
  19. Janine Dorsey and Peter Yore of Odessa enjoyed pedaling the bike trails in Tampa Bay on their new tandem bicycle. Friends and family confirmed the couple were killed Tuesday evening while riding on the Pinellas Trail near their home. The Florida Highway Patrol says the driver who caused the crash was under the influence of an unknown substance.
  20. Longtime foster mother Amanda Gary, 43, of Wimauma, left, becomes emotional while recalling her experiences while being charged with aggravated child abuse in 2018 during a press conference at her attorney’s office on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Tampa. This week, the state dropped the charges against Gary. At right is Gary’s boyfriend, Bill Burnes, 49, of Wimauma.
  21. Groups of younger people make their way through the parking lot and to the entrance at the FEMA-run vaccination site located at the Tampa Greyhound Track, on the first day the eligibility age dropped to 18 and up, Monday, April 5, 2021 in Tampa.
  22. Shannon Ryan. Ryan faces a second-degree murder charge in the case of a missing woman whose toddler was found wandering alone in a parking lot last July.
  23. A Florida woman authorities allege used the personal information of a Massachusetts resident to fraudulently obtain a pandemic-related federal loan that she then used for a private flight to California and stays at luxury hotels has been arrested, federal prosecutors said.
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