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  1. The handle of a Beretta APX 9mm pistol is inspected at the Mad Dog Armory guns and ammo store in Largo in 2020. A Florida bill that would allow people to carry guns without a permit has garnered support and opposition among Tampa Bay area law enforcement officials.
  2. Second-grade students select their meals during lunch break in the cafeteria at an elementary school in Scottsdale, Ariz., Dec. 12, 2022. On Friday, U.S. agriculture officials proposed new nutrition standards for school meals, including the first-ever limits on added sugars, with a focus on sweetened foods such as cereals, yogurt, flavored milk and breakfast pastries.
  3. Kim Theurer, center, talks with students during her second period U.S. government honors class Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 at Gulf High School in New Port Richey. Theurer was named Teacher of the Year the night before.
  4. Florida House Speaker Paul Renner, center, is asking for documents and questioning the book selection process in Hillsborough County Public Schools.
  5. New College students attend a protest of the appointment of new board of trustees members by Gov. Ron DeSantis at New College on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023, outside the Harry Sudakoff Conference Center on the school in Sarasota.
  6. James Lett Jr., pictured in a family photo, was fatally shot in Tampa on Jan. 8. Tampa police announced Friday that a 14-year-old boy has been arrested on a manslaughter charge in connection to the shooting.
  7. Statewide Prosecutor Nick Cox, right, stands beside former Attorney General Pam Bondi during a 2018 news conference in Tampa.
  8. New College trustee and vice chair Ron Christaldi at the meeting of the New College of Florida Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.
  9. Mourners leave after the funeral service for Tyre Nichols, at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. Nichols was beaten by Memphis police officers, and later died from his injuries.
  10. Gwendolyn "Gwen" Henderson has qualified to challenge incumbent District Orlando Gudes in the District 5 City Council race to represent parts of central and eastern Tampa.
  11. Ethan Rich and Nicole Abisinio in a scene for  streaming series "The Advocate" that was filmed throughout Tampa Bay.
  12. School librarians and teachers across Florida are pulling books from shelves, often without input from the students whom they are supposed to be protecting from content some deem inappropriate.
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  14. Students at the University of South Florida rallied for LGBTQ rights on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. The group urged USF not to comply with Gov. Ron DeSantis' request for information about gender-affirming care.
  15. Toni Morrison's first novel, "The Bluest Eye," center, is part of a display at the Central Library, a branch of the Brooklyn Public Library system, in New York City on Thursday, July 7, 2022. The display highlighted books that have been banned in public schools and libraries around the U.S. The Pinellas County school district joined that group last week with its decision to ban the book after a parent complained.
  16. Dandre McNeil is facing multiple charges in connection with two kidnappings and an attempted kidnapping in Hillsborough County this month.
  17. Earlier today• Life & Culture
    Art Keeble was the executive director of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County for more than 30 years. "If you look around Hillsborough County, anything and every related to the arts, most likely it’s because of this man," said friend and Ybor City Market director Lynn Kroesen.
  18. A high-altitude balloon floats over Billings, Mont., on Wednesday. The U.S. is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over U.S. airspace for a couple of days, but the Pentagon decided not to shoot it down due to risks of harm for people on the ground, officials said Thursday. The Pentagon would not confirm that the balloon in the photo was the surveillance balloon.
  19. This scanning electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows rod-shaped Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. U.S. health officials are advising people to stop using the over-the-counter eye drops, EzriCare Artificial Tears, that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday night, sent a health alert to physicians, saying the outbreak includes at least 55 people in 12 states. One died.
  20. The Florida High School Athletic Association has a draft plan to require high school student athletes to provide information about their menstrual history.
  21. Michael Lapniewski, 55, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on Tuesday afternoon on a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the 1987 slaying of Opal Weil.
  22. In this April 11, 2022, photo, Steve Dettelbach, then President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, speaks during an event in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. The most expansive federal report in more than two decades on guns and crime shows a shrinking turnaround between the time a gun was purchased and when it was recovered from a crime scene.
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