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U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, speaks to supporters during a campaign rally as he annouces his run for Florida governor Tuesday in St. Petersburg.
“Florida politics are Florida politics today largely because of one man and one fateful decision,” writes columnist Daniel Ruth.
When I played sports, not once did I stop to consider what gender my teammates were assigned at birth.
Here’s what readers are saying in Sunday’s letters to the editor.
No matter how good your own mother, if you live long enough, you’ll eventually find yourself without her on Mother’s Day.

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  1. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, speaks to supporters during a campaign rally as he annouces his run for Florida governor Tuesday in St. Petersburg.
  2. The Florida Legislature has passed a bill that bans transgender girls and women from scholastic sports.
  3. Housing on one side of the road, rare wild land on another. The contrast could not be more stark for the Gladys Douglas-Hackworth property, 44 undeveloped acres in the heart of Dunedin. Even as it’s surrounded by housing developments, this hammock of green space serves as a refuge for wildlife.  [Photo by Carlton Ward Jr    |   Florida Wild]
  4. The longer Connie Schultz has been a mother, the more she understands just how much her own mother influenced who she become.
  5. Hillsborough County expanded its civil citation program for juveniles, a move designed to keep more of them off the path toward incarceration.
  6. Ron DeSantis leaves a West Palm Beach rally where he appeared live on "Fox and Friends" to sign a voting reform law.
  7. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis leaves a West Palm Beach rally where he appeared live on "Fox & Friends" to sign a voting reform law. Hundreds of DeSantis supporters attended the signing that was broadcast live on the Fox News morning show while numerous Florida news reporters and photographers were barred from entering.
  8. Show her you care with a moment of silence.
  9. In this May 25, 2020, image from surveillance video, Minneapolis police officers from left, Tou Thao, Derek Chauvin, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane are seen attempting to take George Floyd into custody in Minneapolis, Minn. The video was shown in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in Floyd's death. (Court TV via AP, Pool, File)
  10. The Facebook page of Donald Trump, the former president, is seen on a computer display in Spring Lake, N.C., on Apr. 22, 2021.
  11. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa. The Seminole Tribe is agreeing to the latest draft of a new gambling compact which will allow sports betting at any sports arena, gaming facility or casino, and would give the Seminole Tribe six new casinos, including one more in Tampa on its Hard Rock property.
  12. Afghan security forces stand on Humvee vehicles during a military operation in Arghandab district of Kandahar province last month.
  13. Florida's laws include state holidays for Confederate President Jefferson Davis, left, and Gen. Robert E. Lee.
  14. Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco, shown here, and the Pasco County School Board reversed course Tuesday on a controversial data-sharing agreement involving students.
  15. Micah Kerr gets his COVID-19 vaccination at the Visiting Nurses Association of Central Jersey clinic at the Asbury Park Senior Center in New Jersey earlier this month.
  16. Why are we discriminating against any student by banning them from playing sports just because they’re transgender?
  17. Jeb Bush writes that the Legislature has passed several smart common-sense bills, relevant to the work force, and, most of all, focused on the job-seekers and workers who have waited too long for the help they need.
  18. The Florida Legislature recently expanded the state's school voucher program.
  19. Shaker Heights, Ohio, residents march for the justice to support Black Lives Matter last month.
  20. A man wearing a mask while walking under a Now Hiring sign at a CVS Pharmacy.
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