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Daystarter: Texting while driving bill awaits Ron DeSantis' approval; why Tampa International Airport is so well-loved; could Gerald McCoy land with Browns?

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.

• It'll be hot again, with highs reaching the upper 80s (and maybe even the 90s), according to the National Weather Service. But it will also be muggier today, along with a 30 percent of showers in the late afternoon. It'll get down to the 70s at night, so enjoy the cool evenings while they last.

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• Here are the top things to do today in Tampa Bay including the Tampa Theatre presenting the new film High Life, Tampa Bay Symphony at the Palladium, and the Iberian Rooster hosts the United Nations Comedy Tour.

• Check out the restaurant openings this month, including the Boozy Pig, a family-run whole animal butcher shop and cafe that sources most of its products locally if they're not made in-house.

• Check out the Times online Business page for the latest on the economy, jobs, real estate, retail and workplace culture.

• GenX Tavern, named for the small generation of folks born from about 1965 to 1980, is on-trend. The bar and restaurant with an '80s and '90s theme at 103 E Jackson St. in downtown Tampa will quietly open at 4 p.m. before a full, grand-opening celebration Saturday. Christopher Spata tells how it is poised to take advantage of a thirst for '80s and '90s pop culture.

Topgolf, the popular three-story driving range and restaurant, could be headed to Pinellas County, reports Sara DiNatale. The popular entertainment establishment opened a three-story combo bar, eatery and golf center in Brandon five years ago and documents show it could be headed to a vacant lot near Carillon Parkway.

• A new bar and restaurant in downtown "GenX Tavern" is poised to take advantage of a thirst for '80s and '90s pop culture Generation X nostalgia. If you've been paying attention to the cyclical tides of pop culture over the past couple years, it feels like GenX Tavern in downtown is opening right on time.

• Kentucky authorities took into custody an endangered 3-year-old boy on Monday, hours after Hillsborough deputies said his parents refused to provide him with the medical treatment he needs and instead fled Florida with the child, reports Langston Taylor.

• Survey: City could face parking crunch after Imagine Clearwater gets built. The ambitious plan to redevelop the downtown waterfront, will require the removal of six, city-owned parking lots totaling 692 spaces. The project will wipe out two parking lots while presumably drawing more people downtown.

Florida education news: Funding, vouchers, teacher evaluations and more.

• Better put your phone down, because the Florida Legislature has finally done something to enforce the state's prohibition against texting while driving. A bill that would allow police to stop drivers for texting while driving is heading to the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis for approval, reports Lawrence Mower. If he approves the bill, starting Jan. 1, 2020, motorists could be stopped and ticketed for texting while driving. Florida would join 43 other states that allow drivers to be pulled over for texting.

• President Donald Trump's pick to run the federal agency in charge of weather forecasting and water monitoring hit a snag this month. A federal report alleged widespread sexual harassment at AccuWeather, the former company of his nominee, Barry Myers, writes Times Political Editor Steven Contorno. But Florida's two Republican senators, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, haven't yet said if they support his nomination. The agency Myers would lead, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is invaluable to weather-worried Florida. Myers has also waged a decades-long war on the National Weather Service, often arguing that weather forecasts should mostly be left up to the private sector.

• The Florida Legislature is in session. The Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau has the latest coverage from the state capital at the The Buzz.

• The Florida House on Monday unanimously approved a bill to increase oversight of pediatric heart surgeries. The proposal would let teams of physician experts inspect struggling programs and won the support of the Florida Senate earlier in the day, reports Kathleen McGrory and Samantha Gross, and is now headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis for final approval. The measure was proposed after a Tampa Bay Times investigation found the death rate for heart surgery patients at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital had tripled between 2015 and 2017.

• Two Tampa Bay Times reporters were named finalists for a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for their stories exposing major problems in the heart surgery unit at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Read the 2018 series "Heartbroken" by Deputy Investigations Editor Kathleen McGrory and investigative reporter Neil Bedi.

• Heartbroken: Johns Hopkins promised to elevate All Children's Heart Institute. Then patients started to die at an alarming rate.

• Warning signs were ignored: State, federal officials missed warnings at All Children's heart unit.

• Reputation, not results: Johns Hopkins wrote the rules on patient safety. But its hospitals don't always follow them.

Florida could have fined All Children's millions for late reports. It went with $4,500.

All Children's works to restore faith, but families struggle to forgive.

• One day after he pleaded guilty in federal court to helping rich parents get their children into elite colleges through sham tests and phony athletic profiles, Zachary T. Sampson reports that William "Rick" Singer's pool membership kicked in at the North Shore Aquatic Complex. Apparently the 58-year-old at the center of a national college admissions scandal likes St. Pete's public pools.

• There's something about Tampa International Airport that resonates with people and makes them want to come back. That was abundantly clear when we put out a call for answers to the eternal question: What makes Tampa Airport so beloved to so many people, locals and travelers alike? Here's what they had to say.

• Rarely have a filmmaker and a moment been so perfectly matched as John Singleton and the summer of 1991. When Boyz N the Hood was released that July, Singleton took what had become a cultural obsession — South-Central Los Angeles and the young black men growing up in it — and imbued them with a depth, humor and humanity lacking in the scare stories and songs that up to that point had defined them to much of the world. Singleton died Monday at age 51, after having a stroke earlier this month.

• Though less likely to study in a formal technology or engineering course, America's girls are showing more mastery of those subjects than their boy classmates, according to newly released national education data. The latest findings suggest the decade-long effort to champion more opportunities for girls and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math is gaining ground.

• Read the Tampa Bay Times online Sports page with the latest news about the Lightning, Bucs, Rays, Bulls, Gators, Noles and high school sports.

• The Cleveland Browns may have a post-NFL draft interest in Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, according to a report by the Canton Repository. "(Browns General Manager John) Dorsey's interest in McCoy is believed to be ongoing, and the Buccaneers likely still have an appetite for getting value from (McCoy) for the program new pilot Bruce Arians is building," the report said. McCoy, 31, will earn $13 million in 2019. Currently, the Bucs have only $1.7 million of room under the salary cap, which isn't enough to sign their draft picks.

• While the success of general manager Jason Licht's drafts have been uneven, Eduardo A. Encina writes, he must be given credit for finding undrafted players who make an impact — wide receiver Adam Humphries, tight end Cameron Brate and running back Peyton Barber among them. Here are a few names that stand out among the Bucs' recent undrafted free-agent signees.

Times sportswriter Rick Stroud has the latest reaction and analysis from the whole team via our Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast. The latest installment takes a look at the Bucs' entire draft: Stroud breaks down a draft class of three defensive backs, one defensive tackle, no offensive linemen or defensive ends — and a kicker. How did the Bucs do? And, at what point did they decide first-round pick Devin White was their guy?

• Now that the Bucs' draft is over, and what are the so-called experts saying about how Tampa Bay did? Well Frank Pastor rounded up some of the Bucs' draft grades and some aren't that great.

• Get the latest Bucs news as coach Bruce Arians gets ready for the 2019 season and follow Rick Stroud at @NFLSTROUD on Twitter and fellow beat writer Eduardo A. Encina at @EddieInTheYard.

• The NHL has never seen a first round as vicious as 2019. The Nos. 1 and 2 seeds in both the Eastern and Western Conferences were bounced out by wild card teams in utter defiance of the odds. But columnist John Romano writes that just because Calgary, Nashville and Washington all imploded in the postseason does not mean that history should forgive the dumpster fire that was Tampa Bay's first-round sweep.

• The Lightning face a long, painful offseason. Follow beat writers Diana C. Nearhos at @dianacnearhos and Mari Faiello at @faiello_mari to see how Tampa Bay puts the pieces back together.

• In the first three weeks of the season, the Hernando High baseball team was still trying to figure things out. The Leopards lost four of their first nine games and were coming off a 4-0 loss to Bishop McLaughlin in the Florida Farm Bureau Classic during spring break. Coach Tim Sims says his team thrives "in uncomfortable situations," which tends to bode well for the playoffs.

Marc Topkin's takeaways from Rays 8-5 win over Royals on Monday.

Rays journal: A happy homecoming, a solid debut, a decent bullpen night, a win over Royals, a majors-best 19-9 record. Rays take early 4-0 lead and finish the job with 8-5 win; struggling Adames gets a day; Snell ready for revenge.

• A READING RIDDLE: Students are struggling to read everywhere, but why does Hillsborough County have so many of them? Read the Tampa Bay Times special report by education reporter Marlene Sokol on why Hillsborough school children are struggling to read. For more coverage click below:

• Hillsborough students say their love for reading waned over time. 'I'd rather go outside.'

• Listen to a special edition of the Gradebook podcast: When reading becomes a requirement, can kids love doing it?

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