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  1. Mohammad Hossain, USF Ph.D. student, and Arash Takshi, associate professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida, each hold a glass slide with a prototype sensor they are hoping to use to be able to detect COVID-19 or other pathogens.
  2. Michael Owen is a Republican candidate for Hillsborough's District 4 commission seat, currently held by term-limited Stacy White.
  3. This Jan. 5 photo shows a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccine clinic in Salt Lake City. U.S. regulators expect to rule Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 on authorizing booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, a Food and Drug Administration official said at a government meeting.
  4. Clearwater City Attorney Pam Akin is seen during a city council meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 in Clearwater. Akin is retiring on Friday after leading the city's legal department for 27 years.
  5. Family members were hoping for more answers from law enforcement regarding the cause of death for Brian Laundrie, shown in this August photo during a cross-country trip.
  6. Felicia Lacalle holds Kuba Cocina’s award-winning Cuban sandwich on May 26, 2021, in St. Pete Beach.
  7. Florida Highway Patrol troopers are searching for the driver of a sport-utility vehicle who hit and killed a bicyclist early Friday morning and left the scene.
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  9. The Pfizer logo is on display at the company's headquarters in New York. Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91 percent effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday.
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  11. Alec Baldwin, shown here in 2015 at a news conference in New York, fired a prop firearm that killed his director of photography and injured the director at a movie set Thursday in New Mexico, authorities said.
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  13. People attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in 2018.
  14. Top row, from left: Keyonna Cole, Cassidy Hickey, Angel Auntunez Armario. Bottom row: Akira Blackmon, Kelly Vazquez and Phoevie Gregorio. All are missing from the Tampa Bay area and were added to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System in the past year.
  15. Dr. Paola Sequeira, left, was the first recipient of financial aid through the Latino Scholarship Program when she was a freshman at the University of South Florida in 1992. The scholarships are administered through the USF Foundation, chaired by Jose Valiente, right.
  16. President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Baltimore Center Stage Pearlstone Theater, Thursday in Baltimore, with moderator Anderson Cooper.
  17. In this Oct. 12 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey in London. Buckingham Palace said Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II spent a night in a hospital for checks after being advised by her doctor this week to rest. The palace said the 95-year-old British monarch went to the private King Edward VII's Hospital in London on Wednesday for “preliminary investigations.” It said she returned to her Windsor Castle home at lunchtime on Thursday, "and remains in good spirits.”
  18. Supporters of Gabby Petito hold up photos of Gabby after a news conference Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in North Port, Fla. Items believed to belong to Brian Laundrie and potential human remains were found in a Florida wilderness park during a search for clues in the slaying of Gabby Petito . (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  19. Hundreds of lights, holiday decorations and entertainers bring Christmas Town to life during the holiday season at Busch Gardens in Tampa.
  20. A 46-year-old excavator driver is hospitalized in critical condition after a Ford F350 truck carrying several pieces of wood crashed on the  Pinellas Bayway in St. Petersburg Thursday, and the flying wood struck the man as he worked near the crash scene, according to police.
  21. Smoke and steam rise out of the stacks at Tampa Electric Co.'s Big Bend Station. The utility won approval Thursday to increase its base rates to pay for its continued transition to cleaner energy.
  22. An attorney for the Morgan Group, the developer that is hoping to build an apartment complex by the Anclote River, called the situation "a textbook case of bias."
  23. In this file photo from Aug. 19, 2018, Steve Bannon, former President Donald Trump's ex-chief strategist, talks about the approaching midterm election during an interview with The Associated Press, in Washington.
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