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  1. Beachgoers are seen along Clearwater Beach in 2021. Florida and its beaches are a top destination for spring break. Locally, school districts and three top colleges all share the week of March 11-15 off.
  2. The Florida Department of Education has proposed a rule that would punish principals who remove access to school library books 'without legal cause.'
  3. The Fountain Shoppes on 56th Street are part of the downtown development, but more key pieces are needed to bring the final product to life.
  4. Max Oliver moves a lobster to the banding table aboard his boat while fishing off Spruce Head, Maine, on Aug. 31, 2021. America's lobster fishing business dipped in catch while grappling with challenges including a changing ocean environment and new rules designed to protect rare whales.
  5. Naomi Abrey, 2, of Tampa, enjoys a snack with her mother Emily Naranjo, while celebrating Aiah Yassin’s birthday during the 20th annual “Picnic in the Park,” at Henry B. Plant Park in Tampa on Sunday, March 3, 2024.
  6. People stand in line waiting to enter Trader Joe's to buy groceries in Pembroke Pines, Fla., on March 24, 2020. More than 61,000 pounds of steamed chicken soup dumplings sold at Trader Joe's are being recalled for possibly containing hard plastic, U.S. regulators announced Saturday, March 2, 2024.
  7. From left, Midia Camacho, Hector Perez, Rosalba Maldonado and Jonathan Greenwell watch the annular solar eclipse on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, at Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.
  8. A Florida woman who says she was struck and dragged by a New York City bus and left partially paralyzed has been awarded $72.5 million in her lawsuit against the city’s transit agency.
  9. Containers of Zyn, a Phillip Morris smokeless nicotine pouch, are stacked for sale at a newsstand Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, in New York.
  10. Jae Cancel sits at the window inside a Tallahassee transgender safe house. The safe house was launched in December 2022 by local nonprofit Capital Tea, a group that focuses on transgender outreach. Experts say safe houses are essential to combating disparities as transgender people disproportionately suffer homelessness and other barriers.
  11. Since it was installed in January, the Safe Haven Baby Box at a fire station in Madison, Ala., has received a surrendered infant on two occasions.
  12. Max Oliver moves a lobster to the banding table aboard his boat while fishing off Spruce Head, Maine, on Aug. 31, 2021. America's lobster fishing business dipped in catch while grappling with challenges including a changing ocean environment and new rules designed to protect rare whales.
  13. Official data shows that Majority Leader Chuc Schumer is correct, though law enforcement experts add that proportionally, the rate of discovery has fallen.
  14. An X user claimed that the Kids Online Safety Act “would require everyone to upload” government identification “in order to use most sites on the internet.” That's not true.
  15. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention generally recommends all children get two doses of the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine, at least 28 days apart, with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at ages 4 through 6.
  16. Dr. Shyam Varadarajulu, president of Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute, demonstrates endoscopic ultrasound technology, on Wednesday.
  17. State Rep. Mike Beltran filed legislation to kill the half-cent sales tax but his bill appears to be dead.
  18. Police patrols are ramping up, both uniformed and undercover, to stop underage drinking, thefts, fighting, or worse during spring break in Fort Lauderdale.
  19. A photo of Martin Fennelly greets guests during a celebration of life for the former Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times columnist Friday in Tampa.
  20. Pilot Patrick Keenan maneuvers his Cessna 182 on final approach to Clearwater Airpark on Thursday.
  21. Vakarvery Scott looks on during a hearing in the murder trial of Savannah Mathis at the Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa on Tuesday.
  22. A missing persons poster for 13-year-old Madeline Soto on display as Orange County Sheriff John Mina announces updates on the investigation on Friday.
  23. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is welcomed to a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives by House Speaker Paul Renner, left, and Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo to give his State of the State address in Tallahassee on Jan. 9.
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