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The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa is seen in April. The Seminole Tribe’s Hard Rock Sportsbook has stopped its Florida operation as a result of an appellate court ruling.
It may be months before betting is allowed to resume.
It’s a milestone not only for the company, but for Tampa Bay’s tech industry.
The nation depends on short-staffed pharmacies to give out COVID vaccines, boosters and flu shots.
Hospital executives say they’re still navigating challenging times.

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  1. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa is seen in April. The Seminole Tribe’s Hard Rock Sportsbook has stopped its Florida operation as a result of an appellate court ruling.
  2. A sign is posted outside a CVS pharmacy on Thursday in Indianapolis. A rush of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are squeezing drugstores around the country. That has led to frazzled workers and even temporary pharmacy closures.
  3. The Seminole Tribe of Florida, which owns the Guitar Hotel near Hollywood, was dealt another blow Friday in its efforts to control online sports betting in Florida.
  4. Night falls at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday.  President Joe Biden signed into law Friday the stopgap spending bill that will keep the federal government running through Feb. 18. The White House thanked congressional leaders for their work — they had defused a partisan standoff after Senate Republicans tried to hold off swift passage over federal vaccine mandates. Earlier Friday, Biden said it was worth praising bipartisanship, but “funding the government isn’t a great achievement, it’s the bare minimum of what needs to get done.”
  5. A traveller wheels her baggage past a now hiring sign outside a bar and restaurant Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Sioux Falls, S.D.  America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, adding 210,000 jobs, the lowest monthly gain in nearly a year.   Friday, Dec. 3 report from the Labor Department also showed that the nation's unemployment rate tumbled from 4.6% to 4.2% evidence that many more people reported that they had a job.
  6. Tampa's ReliaQuest will relocate its headquarters to the new Thousand and One office building in Tampa in 2022.
  7. A worker was killed Friday at the Cemex Brooksville Aggregates Quarry at 11430 Camp Mine Road in Brooksville.
  8. Allison Hornbeck, VPK teacher, on left, talks with Angelo Celormy, center, and Dennasia Parker, right, as they work through an exercise during a preschool class at the Lew Williams Center for Early Learning, 901 34th St. S, on Oct. 5 in St. Petersburg.
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  11. Consumer watchdogs are warning of an uptick in holiday scams this season.
  12. Night falls at the Capitol in Washington Thursday with the deadline to fund the government approaching. Republicans in the Senate are poised to stall a must-pass funding bill as they force a debate on rolling back the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for some workers.
  13. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will pump $16.7 billion into transportation projects across the state over the next five years.
  14. From Nov. 18 to 29, the airport recorded 800,000 travelers, according to data shared at a Hillsborough County Aviation Authority meeting on Thursday.
  15. Ron DeSantis speaks as House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy listens during a news conference at the Assault Brigade 2506 Honorary Museum on Aug. 5, 2021, in Hialeah, Florida. A new report said the state brought in $435.5 million more in general revenue in October than had been projected in an August forecast. General revenue plays a critical role for DeSantis and lawmakers, as they rely on it to help fund schools, health-care programs and prisons.
  16. A man shops for a Christmas tree at Crystal River Christmas Trees in Alameda, Calif. on Nov. 26, 2021. Extreme weather and supply chain disruptions have led to shortages and higher prices for both real and artificial Christmas trees this year.
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  18. This rendering shows a residential interior at Asher, a new residential tower at 1050 Water St. in Water Street Tampa. The building will open in 2022.
  19. CBD oil in a bottle with dropper May 7, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  20. Oakhill Village, a mobile home park in Valrico, Fla. | Times (2017)
  21. St. Petersburg's Climate First Bank will move into its new headquarters at 182 37th Ave. N by around April 2022.
  22. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021.
  23. Feras Al Younes scratched off this $10 lottery ticket while he gassed up at a Tampa Circle K. He won $2 million.
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