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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. Hank Conger's big day leads Rays past Yankees

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Hank Conger had his best day of the season to pace the Rays to a 9-5 victory Saturday against the Yankees.

    Tampa Bay Rays catcher Hank Conger (24) gets some love on his way to the dugout after hitting a homer in the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, May 28, 2016.
  2. Two sent to hospitals after water scooters collide near Dunedin Causeway

    Accidents

    DUNEDIN — Two people were injured Saturday after multiple water scooters collided just south of the Dunedin Causeway.

  3. Anxious Democrats question Clinton's strategy against Trump

    National

    Democrats could hardly believe their good fortune last month when it became clear that Hillary Clinton was headed to a general election showdown with Donald Trump. Trump carried so much baggage and had insulted so many voting blocs that some Clinton supporters began to imagine a landslide.

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigns in Oakland, Calif., on Friday. The state's primary is June 7, when Clinton is expected to officially clinch her party's nomination. [The New York Times]
  4. NASA successfully inflates new space station room

    Space

    CAPE CANVERAL — NASA successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world's first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts.

    An image provided by NASA shows the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, being inflated Saturday. NASA slowly inflated the new experimental room at the International Space Station, with better luck than the first try two days earlier. [NASA, via Associated Press]
  5. Tropical Storm Bonnie forms off South Carolina's Atlantic coast (w/map)

    Hurricanes

    A tropical depression over the Atlantic strengthened into Tropical Storm Bonnie, located about 125 miles south-southeast of Charleston, S.C., at 5 p.m. Saturday, National Hurricane Center forecasters said.

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

    K12

    Surging student enrollment isn't the only pressure Florida school districts face as they try to keep up with growth.

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

    Transportation

    TAMPA — Even as Hillsborough County struggles to find a way to pay for much-needed road repairs and new transit, commissioners are steering millions of dollars to pet projects and other priorities in their districts.

  8. Tampa man smells opportunity in dog poop DNA business

    Business

    TAMPA — A couple years ago, Mark Guarino was a successful engineer and software developer looking for a new business venture.

    He found it in dog poop.

    Alexandra Livingston, a lab technician at Mr. Dog Poop, Inc., loads samples into a centrifuge at the company's Tampa lab. [JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times]
  9. Dog poop DNA: the latest tool to make people pick up after their pets (w/video)

    Human Interest

    RIVERVIEW — Stepping carefully, Frank Butler scans the trampled grass in search of his malodorous quarry.

    Frank Butler, president of the Osprey Run Homeowners Association, collects samples of dog feces at the community in Riverview. The Osprey Run Homeowners Association is beginning to take action against residents who don't clean up after their pets. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  10. U.N. health agency rejects call to postpone Rio Olympics

    Olympics

    BERLIN — The World Health Organization says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio Summer Olympics because of the Zika outbreak in Brazil.

    A photo taken Jan. 26 shows health workers preparing to spray insecticide under the bleachers of the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro to combat the mosquitos that carry the Zika virus. The Sambadrome will be used for the archery competition in the 2016 Summer Olympics. More than 145 public health experts signed an open letter to the World Health Organization on Friday asking the U.N. health agency to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the ongoing Zika outbreak. [Associated Press]

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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