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Two children, one from Pasco County, die from flu-related complications, state says

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  1. Column: Law enforcement needed to protect Florida's vulnerable children

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    We at the Children's Campaign applaud the call in your recent editorial for "lawmakers, child protection workers and the entire community to redouble efforts to save the most vulnerable children." Increased vigilance for vulnerable children is something we must all jointly claim.

  2. Column: Their major was ID theft and tax fraud

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    Remember when students working their way through college would bus tables at Red Lobster or flip burgers at McDonald's?

  3. #CookClub recipe No. 30: Roasted Carrots with Provencal Bread Crumb Crust (w/ video)

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    Carrot coins are a standard Thanksgiving vegetable that get plopped on the table, daring you to eat them. They add nice color but I fear they mostly end up untouched, being overpowered by the allure of stuffing, etc.

    #CookClub recipe No. 30 is Roasted Carrots with Provencal Bread Crumb Crust is from Geoffrey Zakarian's new cookbook "My Perfect Pantry."
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 25

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    So You Think You Can Dance: The 11-time Emmy Award-winning show presents performances by the top 10 finalists from Season 11. Show is at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $39.50-$79.50. (727) 791-7400.

    Season 11 winning contestants Ricky Ubeda, left, and Valerie Rockey.
  5. Lost Neal Cassady letter that inspired Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road' has been found

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    LOS ANGELES — It has been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.

    This image provided by the Profiles in History auction house shows the cover of an auction catalog, featuring several pages of what has become known as "The Joan Anderson Letter," some 16,000 Benzedrine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. The letter, Kerouac said shortly before his death, would have transformed his counterculture muse Cassady into a towering literary figure, if only it hadn't been lost. As it turns out, the letter wasn't lost, just misplaced, and it's scheduled to go on sale Dec. 17, 2014. [Associated Press]

    Gov. Rick Scott's corrections secretary, Michael Crews, resigns

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    Peter Pan Live!

    What to watch this week: 'Dancing' finale, Thanksgiving specials, 'Making of Peter Pan Live!'

    This week's list of top TV is all about the holidays, with Thanksgiving shows leading the way, and Christmas sneaking in toward the end. Plus, the top 10 perform on The Voice, Dancing with the Stars wraps up its current season (go Alfonso!) and there's a frightening show airing called When Turkeys Attack.
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    A not so cozy sweater ensemble, because it is still basically summer outside right now. Props to Brittany Volk for her photography.

    My Outfit Monday: Sweater weather?

    I was so pumped for My Outfit Monday because it's been so crisp and cool lately. A time for sweaters! A time for cozy cups of cocoa! I had just the thing!...

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