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  1. Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Manuel Margot celebrates Randy Arozarena's grand slam during the seventh inning in the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Sunday.
  2. Yesterday• Letters to the Editor
    In May 2020, farmworkers harvest beans during the coronavirus outbreak in Homestead. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
  3. founder and CEO Jeff Bezos (David Ryder/Getty Images/TNS)
  4. Lakewood Elementary School kindergartners Kennedi Flournoy, 5, (right, front) and Heavenlei McKinnie, 5, (left) work on sight words on April 7.
  5. Yesterday• Letters to the Editor
    Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a roundtable with Guatemalan community and civil society leaders to continue conversations about how best to address the root causes of migration at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala in Guatemala City on June 7, 2021.
  6. Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the NCGOP state convention on June 5, 2021, in Greenville, North Carolina.
  7. Police, acting on a tip, found Christopher Harris' special prosthetic limb and returned it.
  8. The Florida State Board of Education discusses barring "critical race theory" from K-12 classrooms during a meeting June 10, 2021, in Jacksonville.
  9. Anthony Rolle was announced as the new dean of the University of South Florida's College of Education on June 8, 2021.
  10. This photo illustration by Times designer Don Brown shows what the Sunshine Skyway Bridge could look like if it were illuminated with rainbow colors.
  11. Gov. Ron DeSantis, speaking at The Garlic restaurant in New Smyrna Beach this month, eliminated $1.5 billion through vetoes to lines in the state budget. Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Trilby, supported a $2 million budget item to provide access to long-acting reversible contraception. The governor vetoed it.
  12. Pride & Love is a mural by Chad Mize & Jay Hoff.
  13. So just how much should Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, pay in taxes?
  14. The Internal Revenue Service building
  15. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, center, seen here at an art dedication in east Tampa on Oct. 31, 2019, is locked into a debate with the Tampa City Council over appointments to the city's oversight board for the police department.
  16. A bald eagle grabs a fish from the Susquehanna River in Maryland. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  17. A columnist asks, can America remain so bereft of sanity?
  18. Jun. 10• Letters to the Editor
    Liberated prisoners walk out of Buchenwald concentration camp after being freed by U.S. Army troops in April 1945. A New York Times dispatch from April 18, 1945, said: "German civilians, 1,200 of them, were brought from the neighboring city of Weimar today to see for themselves the horror, brutality and human indecency perpetrated against the ‘neighbors’ at the infamous Buchenwald concentration camp." From Times files.
  19. Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist