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While struggling to pay for roads and buses, Hillsborough commissioners funneled millions to their own projects

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If court strikes down private school tax credit program, public school crowding could follow

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Dunedin's plans for Toronto Blue Jays stadium to become public this summer

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  1. North Carolina man pleads guilty to deadly mix of silicone, glue and fraud

    Nation

    Vinnie Taylor would meet his clients inside hotel rooms throughout the East Coast, equipped with gallons of silicone, super glue and cotton balls, according to federal prosecutors. He told some of the women who came to him seeking fuller figures, according to court documents, that he knew what he was doing was illegal …

  2. ISIS fighters appear to be hawking sex slaves on the Web

    World

    The woman is young, perhaps 18, with olive skin and dark bangs that droop onto her face. In the Facebook photo, she attempts to smile but doesn't look at her photographer.

    A Yazidi who had been held by Islamic State militants as a slave for several months sits in a tent outside Duhok, Iraq. Two different Islamic State captives recently appeared to be offered for sale on Facebook. [Photo by Alice Martins for the Washington Post]
  3. These two candidates are tough sell to Libertarians at convention in Orlando

    National

    ORLANDO — Upstairs, Bill Weld was the presumptive vice presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party, powering through interview after interview. Downstairs, Weld, a former Republican governor of Massachusetts, found himself arguing about whether Mexico was a threat to the economic life of the United States.

    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, right, speaks to supporters and delegates at the National Libertarian Party Convention on Friday in Orlando. [Associated Press]
  4. FSU, UF reach baseball conference tourney finals

    Colleges

    DURHAM, N.C. — Dylan Busby's run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Florida State past Miami 5-4 Saturday, giving the Seminoles a berth in today's ACC championship game.

    Florida State celebrates after scoring the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Miami.
  5. 2 more bodies found in Texas after torrential rain, floods

    Nation

    HOUSTON — The bodies of two missing motorists were found Saturday in Texas, raising the death toll to four from flooding in the state after torrential rain inundated rivers and waterways, authorities said.

    A man checks to make sure everyone got out of a truck that flooded when the three men in the background drove around a road barrier Friday in Magnolia, Texas, northwest of Houston.
  6. Indianapolis 500's glory reflected in century of memories

    Auto racing

    Today, in a town named Speedway, they'll run the Indianapolis 500 for the 100th time. The inaugural winner, Ray Harroun, took 6 hours and 42 minutes to make it 200 times around the 21/2-mile oval. Last year's winner, Juan Pablo Montoya, raced to the checkered flag in a little more than three hours.

    A.J. Foyt watches during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, May 23, 2016.  In the lead-up to the 100th running of the "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," The Associated Press interviewed the 27 living race winners on topics ranging from the best driver to greatest tradition. Choosing the best driver proved to be the most difficult question on the list. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) NY182
  7. Rays' Matt Moore ends six-start winless streak (w/ video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — LHP Matt Moore pitched out of a two-on, no-out jam in the first inning and earned his second win of the season Saturday in the Rays' 9-5 victory against the Yankees.

    Rays left-hander Matt Moore gets high-fived in the dugout after pitching 62/3 solid innings to end his six-start winless streak.
  8. Jamie and Claire are back to scheming for a different future.
  9. Rays Tales: Garton a product of unorthodox training program

    The Heater

    RHP Ryan Garton's promotion to the majors, regardless of how long it lasts, was noteworthy for several reasons.

    Since training with weighted balls, Ryan Garton has seen his fastball velocity move into the 90s.
  10. SUV hits Dunedin woman, badly injured in crosswalk

    Accidents

    DUNEDIN — The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a crash that left a pedestrian with life-threatening injuries Saturday evening.

Democrats plan public meeting on party platform in Florida

Ahead of July's presidential nominating convention, national Democrats plan to hold four public meetings across the country -- including one in Florida -- to discuss the party's platform....

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Jonathan Drouin was one of the biggest stars in the postseason, with five goals and nine assists in 17 games.

Jonathan Drouin: 'I definitely want to be here'

The relationship between wing Jonathan Drouin and the Lightning seemingly has been salvaged....

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For starters: Brad Boxberger nearing return, lineups for today vs NYY

Closer Brad Boxberger is expected to return from Montgomery this afternoon to see the training staff for his day-after pitching evaluation....

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