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  1. People protest outside the Netflix building on Vine Street in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Wednesday. Critics and supporters of Dave Chappelle's Netflix special and its anti-transgender comments gathered outside the company's offices Wednesday.
  2. A St. Petersburg police officer shot 17-year-old boy after the officer saw a gun in the teen's waistband and ordered him to drop it, and the teen instead pulled out the gun and pointed it at the officer in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, according to Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.
  3. President Joe Biden salutes as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Wednesday. Biden is traveling to his hometown of Scranton, Pa., to talk about infrustructure and his domestic agenda.
  4. In this March 6 photo, boxes containing the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine sit next to vials in the pharmacy of National Jewish Hospital for distribution, in east Denver.  U.S. regulators have signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially.
  5. St. Petersburg's Raymond James Financial has announced plans to acquire Pennsylvania's TriState Capital Holdings in a deal worth $1.1 billion.
  6. Gov. Ron DeSantis, shown at an August roundtable discussion, held a news conference on Oct. 20, 2021, to reiterate his support for parents' right to speak at school board meetings.
  7. In this June 6, 2021 file photo, a youth receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the central Israeli city of Rishon LeZion.
  8. Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty on Wednesday to all 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the 2018 shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
  9. Nurse Meredith Price gets a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine ready to give at a Cook County Health COVID-19 vaccine site in Des Plaines on May 13, 2021.
  10. In this handout photo taken from footage provided by Moscow City Court on Feb. 2, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny shows the heart symbol from the cage, during a hearing at the City Court in Moscow, Russia. Navalny has been awarded the European Union's top human rights prize, in a clear slap at President Vladimir Putin. In awarding the Sakharov Prize to Navalny, the European Parliament praised his "immense personal bravery." The 45-year-old activist was poisoned with a nerve agent last year and promptly arrested upon his return to Moscow from treatment in Germany and later imprisoned.
  11. Brian Laundrie in a photo provided by the North Port Police Department.
  12. A surgical team examines a pig kidney attached to the body of a deceased recipient for any signs of rejection.
  13. Rescue workers work in the rubble at the Champlain Towers South Condo in Surfside in this June 25, file photo. A Hillsborough County commissioner asked for a local building recertification program in the aftermath of the collapse.
  14. People attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in 2018.
  15. Two of the new homes and sidewalks at 1518 and 1520 E Diana St. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in Seminole Heights. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor backs code changes to build more sidewalks. In West Tampa, an area of Florida’s third-largest city notorious for its lack of sidewalks, Mayor Jane Castor met with reporters Wednesday to push for changes in city code that would force more builders to either build sidewalks or pay into a citywide fund. In a city with 1,300 miles of streets without sidewalks, the mayor said builders of new homes or ones that are being substantially renovated have been benefiting from too many exemptions in current code.
  16. Denise Davis-Cotton will lead an initiative to create a nationwide model to incorporate arts, equity and cultural history into curricula.
  17. Sage Curry, 19, faces two murder charges and one charge of armed burglary in an April 26 attack on two women in Largo.
  18. Trevor Dooley in court in 2019. He's charged in the shooting death of a man on a Valrico basketball court.
  19. Suspect Jason Banegas is escorted by Hollywood police, to be transferred to the Broward County Jail.
  20. The proposed development of SunWest Harbourtowne resort in northwest Pasco County, on what has been a working lime rock mine, could be advancing after owners reached a settlement agreement of their court fight over control of company that owns the land.  TIMES [2005]
  21. Tommy Zeigler in 2019 on Florida's Death Row at Union Correctional Institution. Zeigler was convicted in the Christmas Eve 1975 killing of his wife, in-laws and another man at his family’s furniture store in Winter Garden, just outside Orlando. Zeigler was shot in the stomach that night and has maintained that he was the victim of a robbery. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]
  22. Pasco County School Board member Alison Crumbley would have been drawn out of her district under a plan proposed by the County Commission.   JEFFREY S. SOLOCHEK | Times
  23. This May 12, 2021, file photo shows an advertisement for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin displayed on a tram in Hong Kong. Cryptocurrencies have surged to nearly $2.5 trillion in total value, rivaling the size of G7 economies like Canada’s and Italy’s, with more than 200 million users. At that size, it’s simply too large for the financial establishment to ignore. Firms that cater to the world’s wealthiest families are increasingly putting some of their fortunes into crypto. Hedge funds are trading Bitcoin, which has big-name banks starting to offer them services around it. And in the latest milestone for the industry, an easy-to-trade fund tied to Bitcoin began trading on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.
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