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  1. Banned books are visible at the Central Library, a branch of the Brooklyn Public Library system, in New York City on Thursday, July 7, 2022. The books are banned in several public schools and libraries in the U.S., but young people can read digital versions from anywhere through the library. The Brooklyn Public Library offers free membership to anyone in the U.S. aged 13 to 21 who wants to check out and read books digitally in response to the nationwide wave of book censorship and restrictions.
  2. Gov. Ron DeSantis has previously objected to some of the topics and suggested readings in a new AP African American studies course. The College Board on Wednesday released an official outline for the course, which had differences from the pilot curriculum.
  3. New College of Florida students attend a campus protest on Tuesday in Sarasota of the appointment of a new board of trustees members by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  4. Beaded necklaces are scattered about Bayshore Boulevard during the 2023 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Saturday in Tampa.
  5. Florida House Speaker Paul Renner supports a measure to let people to carry concealed firearms without a permit and without training, saying he wants to remove the “government permission slip.”
  6. Two armed men walk away from burning buildings during the Tulsa Race Massacre in 1921.
  7. Akoye Simms, 7, stands in the back of a 1949 GMC bus parked outside the DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16, 2023, in Chicago. On Dec. 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white person in the same model of bus, resulting in the Montgomery bus boycott, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  8. Toni Morrison won the Nobel Prize in literature for a body of work that included the novel "The Bluest Eye," which has now been pulled from Pinellas public school classrooms and libraries.
  9. Toni Morrison won the Nobel Prize in literature for a body of work that included the novel "The Bluest Eye," which has now been pulled from Pinellas public school classrooms and libraries.
  10. Paradegoers carry a huge rainbow flag past city hall on Lakeside Avenue during a Cleveland Pride Parade.
  11. The new Advanced Placement African American studies course, whose curricula is not yet public, is now being run as a pilot in 60 high schools nationwide. But Florida is banning the course.
  12. Some travelers wore face masks and some didn't at Tampa International Airport after Tampa Bay airports lifted mask requirements for travelers in April 2022.
  13. Travelers with and without face coverings are pictured at Tampa International Airport last spring.
  14. New College of Florida is slated to get an academic overhaul under new trustees appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
  15. An aerial drone view of Tropicana Field and surrounding area.
  16. Workers and residents clear debris from a destroyed bar on San Carlos Island in Fort Myers in the wake of Hurricane Ian on Oct. 1, 2022.
  17. New interchange at Overpass Road and Interstate 75 opens in Pasco County.
  18. This mural at Pine View Middle School in Pasco County, which has been painted over, stirred concerns among some parents in the community. The photo was shared by several groups on Facebook and other social media sites.
  19. Workers sort out trash from recyclable material at California Waste Solutions in San Jose, Calif. It's expensive to separate what can be recycled from what can't.
  20. Tampa had its hottest year on record in 2022, according to the National Weather Service. Jeremy Freeman, left, who is the coordinator of Metropolitan Ministries mobile outreach BrigAIDE, gave a bottled water to Jorge Jimenez, 58, right, who is houseless as he and his sister and brother-in-law dealt with the heat in downtown Tampa on July 18, 2022.
  21. Cars line up early Saturday morning Nov. 11, 2022, in front of an abandoned grocery store in Tangerine Plaza. The food drive has been operating in this location since the pandemic.
  22. Sand Pine Elementary School kindergarteners read books from their book boxes while participating in a Read to Self activity in Wesley Chapel.
  23. The state-run Citizens Property Insurance covers property owners who cannot find workable, affordable coverage on the open market.
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