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  1. The Cross Bay Ferry Provincetown III is shown carrying passengers headed from St. Petersburg to Tampa in 2019. Wednesday, Hillsborough commissioners will be asked to accelerate the planning work for service to southern Hillsborough.   [Times 2019]
  2. MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa will host a "Shark Tank"-like innovation competition among service members and civilian employees, where the best ideas will be judged by executives from SpaceX and Google and implemented across U.S. Central Command.
  3. President Joe Biden gives the pen he used to sign the "PACT Act of 2022" to Brielle Robinson, daughter of Sgt. 1st Class Heath Robinson, who died of cancer two years ago, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday in Washington.
  4. Frances Alvarez, 70, holds her mom’s wedding dress, which was made from a parachute her father brought home from World War II.
  5. The Raoufi siblings, all Afghan refugees, have found work with Westminster Communities in Bradenton. From left is Suliman Raoufi, 19, Atefah, 20, Noman, 25, Venus, 21, and Omran, 18. The family is pictured here with the Westminster Point Pleasant in the background, on Monday, July 18, 2022.
  6. Lt. Amanda Lee is shown in a photo released by Defense Visual Information Distribution Service. Lee, of Mounds View, Minnesota, is the first woman to join the Blue Angels as a pilot.
  7. Vice President Kamala Harris is seen with U.S. Special Operations Command Commander General Richard Clarke, right, and U.S. Central Command Commander General Michael Kurilla, left, after a meeting during her visit to U.S. Central Command and the Joint Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base Thursday in Tampa.
  8. Vice President Kamala Harris walks on to the stage to speak during the American Rescue Plan Workforce Summit held in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
  9. A MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft flies at Marine Corps Air Facility at Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Va., on Aug. 3, 2012. Officials say a Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey carrying five Marines crashed in the Southern California desert, Wednesday afternoon, June 8, 2022, during training in a remote area.
  10. ZooTampa is offering one-time free admission for active-duty military and up to three family members June 1-Sept. 1. The offer is only valid by going online and getting a unique promo code.
  11. Tom Cruise portrays Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in a scene from "Top Gun: Maverick."
  12. In this handout photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, left, shakes hands with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in Kyiv, Ukraine on Saturday.
  13. The Firearm Life Plan, a tool created by researchers in Colorado, can help gun owners and family members plan ahead for safe firearm use and transfers if the owner dies or becomes physically or cognitively disabled.
  14. In this photo provided by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, Russian navy missile cruiser Moskva is on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea near the Syrian coast on Dec. 17, 2015. The U.S. says it shared intelligence with Ukraine about the location of the Moskva prior to the strike that sank the warship, an incident that was a high-profile failure for Russia’s military.
  15. Eddy Etue, left, an American who left home for Ukraine to help in the fight against Russia, is shown in a self portrait taken on Sunday. The U.S. Marine veteran said he quit his job in the gig economy, found a friend in Colorado to watch his cat and gave up his home four blocks from the beach in San Diego, Calif., to help out in Ukraine, where he's been about two weeks. Anja Osmon, right, an American who left home for Ukraine to help in the fight against Russia, is shown in an undated self portrait provided in May. Osmon is a medic who did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan while serving in the U.S. Army from 2009 through 2015 and said she went to Ukraine on her own.
  16. In this image released by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office on Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, centre right, and U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shake hands during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine on Saturday. Pelosi, second in line to the presidency after the vice president, is the highest-ranking American leader to visit Ukraine since the start of the war, and her visit marks a major show of continuing support for the country's struggle against Russia.
  17. Matthew Butler, of Utah, who spent 27 years in the Army, holds a 2014 photograph of himself during his last deployment in Kabul, Afghanistan, on  Butler is now one of the military veterans in several U.S. states who are helping convince conservative lawmakers to take cautious steps toward allowing the therapeutic use of hallucinogenic mushrooms and other psychedelic drugs. [RICK BOWMER | Associated Press]
  18. A man looks at his burned car after a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday. [FELIPE DANA | Associated Press]
  19. Staffers at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., have expressed frustration with the computer records system developed by Cerner Corp., based in North Kansas City, Missouri. The system has had problems since it was installed 18 months ago.
  20. A man walks past a shelter covering the exploded reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, in Chernobyl, Ukraine, on April 15, 2021. Russian troops began leaving the Chernobyl nuclear plant after soldiers got “significant doses” of radiation from digging trenches at the highly contaminated site, according to Ukraine’s state power company.
  21. Mariya, a local resident, looks for personal items in the rubble of her house, destroyed during fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces in the village of Yasnohorodka, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday. Russian forces bombarded areas around Kyiv and another city, just hours after pledging to scale back military operations in those places to help negotiations along, Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
  22. Ukrainian soldiers ride a tank through the town of Trostsyanets, some 400 kilometers east of the capital Kyiv on Monday. The more than month-old war has killed thousands and driven more than 10 million Ukrainians from their homes — including almost 4 million from their country.
  23. Maj. Nathaly Patterson works to save trafficking victims from a life of misery .
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