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  1. Reporters Neil Bedi, left, and Kathleen McGrory have won the Scripps Howard Award for their investigative reporting. (Boyzell Hosey  |  Times)
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  3. Syria's opposition flag flies on a pole in Tal Abyad, Syria. A missile launched from Syria struck southern Israel early Thursday, setting off air raid sirens near the country’s top-secret nuclear reactor, the Israeli military said.
  4. State Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, who is the Senate budget chief, speaks during a Senate Rules Committee hearing. The $10.23 billion pot of one-time federal money arriving in the next year from President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act has created a bit of budget trauma as legislators try to wrap up the annual budget that this year is expected to exceed $100 billion.
  5. People gather outside the municipal building after at least one Pasquotank County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Black man while executing a search warrant, the sheriff's office said, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Elizabeth City, N.C. The deputy was wearing an active body camera at the time of the shooting, said Sheriff Tommy Wooten II, who declined to say how many shots the deputy fired or release any other details, citing a pending review by the State Bureau of Investigation.
  6. Hazel Washington is embraced after addressing a crowd with her anger at the Columbus Police at the shooting of her niece following a fatal police shooting on Tuesday near Legion Lane on the east side of Columbus, Ohio.
  7. Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner guards his net against the Sharks in a game Monday at Las Vegas.
  8. Protesters and activists take to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg on Thursday September 3, 2020 as they mark the 100th day of protests in the city.
  9. Sen. Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, left and Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, right.
  10. Students walk the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida, one of several state schools that have been sued over tuition and fees during the pandemic.
  11. In this Dec. 3, 2020 photo, Bruce McDougal watches embers fly over his property as the Bond Fire burns through the Silverado community in Orange County, Calif. As the impact of climate change becomes more apparent, misinformation about it is shifting to focus more and more on extreme weather. The storm that walloped Texas in February and last year’s wildfires in California both led to a wave of false claims seeking to link the events to energy regulation or politics.
  12. A man accused of fleeing a drug conspiracy charge in Nebraska more than three decades ago and living under a false identity has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Florida.
  13. In this March 11 photo, President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as he speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during a prime-time address from the East Room of the White House in Washington. The U.S. is meeting President Joe Biden’s latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million COVID-19 shots in his first 100 days in office, as the White House steps up its efforts to inoculate the rest of the public.
  14. House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., speaks during a Celebration of Life for Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Hastings died earlier this month, aged 84, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
  15. Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools Robert Runcie speaks during a news conference in Fort Lauderdale in 2019.
  16. The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon crew offloaded nearly $20 million in seized cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan on Tuesday.
  17. Former Sen. Bill Nelson.
  18. At a wedding planned at a South Florida mansion, the bride and groom were the crashers.
  19. Hialeah Police Department motorcycle Officers Ernesto Arias-Martinez, 23, left, and Armando Perez, 40, face multiple felony counts of official misconduct and falsifying public records, according to their own agency.
  20. GreenWise Market employee Russell Gordon serves samples of kombucha, cold brew and pressed juice at a sneak peek of the store's opening in Tallahassee in 2019. The craft brewing and coffee concept will soon be coming to a renovated South Tampa Publix. [Times (2019)]
  21. Florida’s positivity rate was about 10.2 percent Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  22. Kyle Bradshaw, 21, faces a charge of first-degree murder, according to Tampa police.
  23. Hillsborough County's water treatment plant in Lithia. The county's south-central utility system serves 465,000 people. On Wednesday, Hillsborough commissioners approved a four-year increase in water rates to expand and modernize  the utility system.
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