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Trump praises CIA, lashes out at media over inaugural crowd counts (w/ video)

LANGLEY, Va. — On his first full day in office, President Donald Trump on Saturday berated the media over its coverage of his inauguration, and turned a bridge-building first visit to CIA he …

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Land O' Lakes teen dies after driver runs red light, hits Tampa police car

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Romano: This parade story could use a little more pride

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Plan your weekend: Gasparilla Children's Parade, Beer and Bacon Festival, comedians George Lopez, Margaret Cho

Plan your weekend: Gasparilla Children's Parade, Beer and Bacon Festival, comedians George Lopez, Margaret Cho

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Movie Planner: '20th Century Women' review, 'Xxx: The Return of Xander Cage'

Movie Planner: '20th Century Women' review, 'Xxx: The Return of Xander Cage'

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5 things to do under $5 Jan. 19-25: Dazz Band, David Sanborn at Heritage Fest, food truck rally, dog show

5 things to do under $5 Jan. 19-25: Dazz Band, David Sanborn at Heritage Fest, food truck rally, dog show

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Music Planner: Run the Jewels rampage into Jannus Live; Don Henley, Kenny Rogers, 'Last Waltz' hit Ruth Eckerd Hall

Music Planner: Run the Jewels rampage into Jannus Live; Don Henley, Kenny Rogers, 'Last Waltz' hit Ruth Eckerd Hall

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  1. Trump blames 'political games' for delaying Pompeo's confirmation as CIA director

    WASHINGTON — On a visit to CIA headquarters Saturday, President Donald Trump took a shot at Democrats, saying they were playing politics with the confirmation of Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo, his choice to head the agency.

  2. A calmer Gasparilla parade for the kids sans beer and sin

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — This one is for the tykes and tots. No drinking. No melees. No sins of excess.

    Jeshua Torres, 6, of Tampa puts his pirate’s hook to good use as he tries to catch beads during the Children’s Gasparilla Parade along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa on Saturday, a kickoff before next week’s rowdier event.
  3. PolitiFact: No, Donald Trump's inauguration wasn't the largest ever

    National

    The statement

    "That was the largest audience to witness an inauguration, period."

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer during a briefing at the White House, Jan. 21, 2017. President Donald Trump and his press secretary excoriated the news media for what they said were deliberate efforts to understate the number of people at the inauguration. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
  4. No. 19 Florida stunned at home by Vanderbilt

    College

    GAINESVILLE — Matthew Fisher-Davis' best game in weeks helped Vanderbilt and first-year coach Bryce Drew notch their biggest victory of the season.

  5. East-West Shrine Game: West beats East 10-3 in defensive battle

    College

    ST. PETERSBURG — Eli McGuire finally got into the end zone and the West's defense did the rest, forcing a fumble inside the 5-yard line in the fourth quarter and holding on for a 10-3 win at the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday at Tropicana Field.

    East tight end Antony Auclair of Universite Laval in Quebec is tackled in midair by West cornerback Tyquwan Glass (Fresno State) and linebacker Calvin Munson (San Diego State, hidden) in the second half.
  6. Rays still seeking bench, bullpen help

    The Heater

    The Rays have actually had a busy offseason, what with three major-league free agent additions (C Wilson Ramos, OF Colby Rasmus, RHP Shawn Tolleson), four trades, several waiver claims and the usual assortment of minor-league deals.

    Veteran slugger Mark Reynolds could provide a versatile right-handed bat off the bench.
  7. Trump praises CIA, lashes out at media over inaugural crowd counts (w/ video)

    National

    LANGLEY, Va. — On his first full day in office, President Donald Trump on Saturday berated the media over its coverage of his inauguration, and turned a bridge-building first visit to CIA headquarters into an airing of grievances about "dishonest" journalists. But it was Trump who spread inaccuracies about the …

    President Donald Trump speaks during a visit to CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., on Saturday. [Associated Press]
  8. In center of Women's March on Washington, a St. Petersburg organizer

    State Roundup

    WASHINGTON — Lisa Perry spent so much time volunteering at Hillary Clinton's St. Petersburg campaign office that she felt her daughters, 5 and 3, had sacrificed for the cause, too. On the evening of Nov. 8, she hugged Livvie and Ellie close before heading out the door to the Clinton victory party.

    A crowd fills Independence Avenue during the Women's March on Washington, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  9. Northbound I-275 lanes reopen after brush fire near Gandy Boulevard

    Fire

    All northbound lanes of Interstate 275 have reopened after a brush fire shut them down for several hours at Gandy Boulevard.

  10. Women's March surpassed 20,000 protesters, making it largest in St. Petersburg history

    Elections

    ST. PETERSBURG — A women's rights protest of more than 20,000 people swamped downtown streets Saturday in a rejection of President Donald Trump and his policies, shattering the record as the largest demonstration in city history.

    Participants raise their arms as they complete the demonstration route during the Women's Solidarity March St. Pete in downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday, January 21, 2017. St. Pete Police said 20,000 participated in the event, which made this sister event to the Women's March on Washington the largest demonstration ever held in St. Petersburg. ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times

Jon Steverson, Florida Department of Environmental Protection secretary, resigned Friday.

Rick Scott's environmental protection chief resigns

Jon Steverson, who for two stormy years has led the state Department of Environmental Protection under Gov. Rick Scott, resigned late Friday, effective Feb. 3....

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Shrine Game: Five prospects that impressed this week

Here's our report from 13-year-old Riley Auman, who loves the NFL Draft and has been busy taking in practices this week and Saturday's East-West Shrine Game. Follow him on Twitter at @junioraumanac....

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The Beaches remake on Lifetime stars Nia Long, left, as Hillary and Idina Menzel, right, as CC.

What to watch this weekend: 'Beaches' remake on Lifetime, 'Frontier' on Netflix

Weekend couch planner

FRIDAY...

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