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  1. A year ago, Brayan De los Rios, 40, lost his position as assistant manager at a Tampa restaurant because of the pandemic. He used savings, credit cards and money from friends to get by until he finally landed a new job.
  2. SeaWorld Entertainment, the parent company of Busch Gardens, reported a second-quarter profit that more than doubled. And even attendance was down from 2019 highs, the company beat market expectations.
  3. A U.S. Coast Guardsman stands watch near pallets of cocaine Thursday at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The Coast Guard offloaded drugs worth more than $1.4 billion.
  4. An undated photo of Christine Englehardt, 24, who authorities say was found dead inside a South Beach hotel room after being drugged and sexually assaulted.
  5. Opponents to mandatory school masking rules demonstrate before the Hillsborough County School Board meeting on May 18, 2021.
  6. Lisa Smith, animal care supervisor, feeds orphaned calves Soleil, left, and Calliope, right, at ZooTampa's David A. Straz, Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center on Friday, July 30, 2021.
  7. Clues to a scavenger hunt through downtown St. Petersburg are among the oddball items found in a Lucid Vending machine.
  8. Lil' Bear and Nellie are two of many animals hoping to find forever homes.
  9. Kenneth Brabham has been arrested after witnesses reported seeing a man chasing a woman as she ran across Gandy Boulevard early Wednesday morning, screaming that the man was trying to sexually batter her, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
  10. Passengers board a Spirit Airlines plane at Tampa International Airport on Nov. 19, 2019. After days of slowdowns, a few Spirit flights into and out of Tampa resumed as scheduled on Thursday, although at least 20 more remained canceled.
  11. A view of downtown Tampa from above St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on June 2.
  12. William Lund, 21, top along with his friend Cameron Martiner, 20, both of Tampa, try their luck with the waves along Honeymoon Island Wednesday in Dunedin.
  13. Texas Department of Public Safety officers investigate the scene of a crash in Brooks County where at least 10 people were killed.
  14. Scientists prepare to collect water from near the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico aboard the research vessel Pelican to verify oxygen measurements used to determine the size of the Gulf's hypoxic zone.
  15. A crowd tries to force its way into the U.S. Capitol Building as part of a pro-Trump riot.
  16. Erica Jourdain stands with her handmade Lightning logo at the 2021 Stanley Cup parade.
  17. Immigration detainee Alexander Martinez shows handwritten notations of his allegations of abusive treatment during an interview Friday inside the Winn Correctional Center in Winnfield, La.
  18. The Warnow-Dolphin container ship enters PortMiami in April. Importers are contending with supply trouble that is expected to last into 2022.
  19. Schools across Florida required students to wear masks during the 2020-21 school year. The debate is ongoing over whether such mandates will continue into fall 2021.
  20. Lorraine Brown, a 65-year-old St. Petersburg resident, does her daily Bible study by the beach in Gulfport.
  21. Tampa Electric CEO Archie Collins poses for a portrait on Thursday, July 29, 2021 in Tampa.
  22. Cameron Herrin reacts the moment he hears his sentence — 24 years in prison — at the conclusion of his sentencing hearing on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
  23. Cravon Gillespie, who ran the anchor leg for the United States, reacts after the team finishes sixth in a heat Thursday and does not qualify for the men's 4x100 relay final at the Olympics in Tokyo.
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