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  1. Several Florida school districts are asking residents to vote for local tax increases. Some have struggled to convince county commissioners to place their initiatives on the ballot.
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  3. In this livestream image, math teacher and senior class sponsor Tara Ferlita is seen raising her arms in celebration after telling graduates at Nature Coast Technical High to turn their tassels at the school's commencement ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2022. Graduations for the Hernando County School District's four other high schools were scheduled for May 26, 27 and 28.
  4. U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida Roger Handberg poses for a portrait in his Tampa office earlier this month. Five months into the job, Handberg aims to refocus on the cases he believes federal prosecutors are best equipped to handle.
  5. St. Petersburg's Eugenie Bondaurant walks in Balenciaga's fashion show on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Sunday, May 22, 2022.
  6. Actor Ray Liotta attends the "No Sudden Move" premiere during the 20th Tribeca Festival in New York on June 18, 2021. Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A representative for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died in his sleep Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie.
  7. Elena Mendoza, 18, grieves in front of a cross honoring her cousin, Amerie Jo Garza, one of the victims killed in this week's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Thursday.
  8. Andy Fletcher of the band Depeche Mode performs in concert during their "Global Spirit Tour" at the Capital One Arena, Sept. 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Fletcher, keyboardist for British synth pop giants Depeche Mode for more than 40 years, has died at age 60. Depeche Mode announced the death of founding member Fletcher on its official social media pages. A person close to the band said Fletcher died Thursday.
  9. Graduates attend the Class of 2022’s Hillsborough Virtual K-12 Commencement Ceremony on Tuesday at the Florida State Fairgrounds’ Expo Hall in Tampa. 
Federal guidelines recommend that all residents in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties, regardless of health status, should wear a well-fitting mask in public indoor spaces.
  10. On Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed bills lawmakers passed in a special session to try to deal with the property insurance crisis and to increase the safety of condos.
  11. Nicole Oulson, left, her daughter Alexis Oulson and attorney TJ Grimaldi display wrist bands in support of the Oulson Family Foundation on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi Guito & Matthews, P.A., in Tampa. Oulson created the foundation with a goal to provide financial support, including the payment of medical bills, mental health counseling and/or tuition support, to children who have been directly or indirectly effected by gun violence and crimes involving guns. Nicole’s husband, Chad Oulson, was shot by Curtis Reeves in January of 2014 while attending Lone Survivor at the Cobb Grove movie theater in Wesley Chapel.
  12. White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha speaks during Tuesday's daily briefing at the White House.
  13. A family pays their respects next to crosses bearing the names of Tuesday's shooting victims at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
  14. Cuban currency, left behind by a migrant, is tied to the border wall in Yuma, Ariz., Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022.
  15. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the chamber on the morning after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children, at the Capitol in Washington.
  16. Tampa City Council member Guido Maniscalco said Thursday that Tampa should study how Miami-Dade County has tackled rising rents. His idea gained unanimous approval.
  17. Dr. Paul Nanda, chief medical officer of Tampa General Hospital's Fast Track Urgent Care
  18. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri was appointed to lead a statewide commission to investigate what led to the 2018 Parkland shooting and make recommendations to improve campus safety in Florida.
  19. Skip Yost, 72, is out at first with a game-winning catch from Peter Golenbock, 76, in February at North Shore Park in St. Petersburg. Golenbock has been playing in the league since 1995 and holds the club record for most at-bats with a number of 5672. He has lived in St. Petersburg since 1989. “It was 75 or 78 degrees on October 31st and I thought to myself, why in the world would I want to live in Connecticut, when I can live here?” Golenbock is a well-known author of several bestselling baseball books including "The Bronx Zoo" and "Dynasty: The New York Yankees, 1949-1964."
  20. Regal will feature kid favorites such as “The Lego Movie” for $2 on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings this summer. In the movie, Lego Batman is voiced by Will Arnett; Wyldstyle is voiced by Elizabeth Banks; and Emmet Brickowski is voiced by Chris Pratt.
  21. James Barr is the chief medical officer of BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital.
  22. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference in Uvalde, Texas Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The 18-year-old gunman who slaughtered 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school barricaded himself inside a single classroom and "began shooting anyone that was in his way," authorities said Wednesday in detailing the latest mass killing to rock the U.S.
  23. The Arts and Entertainment Residences in downtown Tampa broke ground on Thursday.
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