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Gender expression is off Tuesday's Hillsborough School Board agenda

TAMPA — What could have been a painful discussion about transgender rights will not take place Tuesday at the Hillsborough County School Board meeting. A policy that would have provided prot …

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One injured when train crashes into semi in Dade City industrial park

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Neighbors describe family in Pinellas Park deadly shooting as plagued by trouble

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  1. Supreme Court's abortion ruling could impact new Florida law

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A Florida abortion law that goes into effect Friday could be undermined after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out controversial Texas restrictions.

    Florida Senator Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, was the sponsor of a law that was to go into effect Friday that would have created new requirements for abortion doctors that could have limited the number of clinics. But the U.S. Supreme Court threw out similar Texas restrictions, raising doubt about the fate of Florida's new law. [Scott Keeler | Times]
  2. German Gonzalez brings his unique tequila for a tasting at Red Mesa Cantina

    Bars & Spirits

    ST. PETERSBURG

    He wears a white brimmed hat with a black band, his gracious good manners either hereditary or the result of many years promoting his family's Chinaco tequila and then his own super-premium brand, T1. With his likeness on swizzle sticks jutting from cocktails containing his "Selecto" married with …

    Red Mesa Cantina in St. Petersburg recently hosted an evening of T1 tequila tastings, education and food pairings.
  3. Pro-abortion rights and anti-abortion protesters rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Monday. The court struck down parts of a restrictive Texas law that could have reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state to about 10 from what was once a high of roughly 40. [Zach Gibson | New York Times]
  4. St. Petersburg police to announce 'major development' in cold case of missing teen Morgan Martin

    Crime

    ST. PETERSBURG — Police plan to announce a "major development" Monday in the cold case of 17-year-old Morgan Martin, who was pregnant and wearing pajamas when she went missing outside her home four years ago.

    Leah Martin, the mother of a 17-year-old pregnant teenager who disappeared in 2012 in front of her home, holds a button with a picture of her daughter. [Times (2014)]
  5. Review: 'The BFG' is visual giant, but emotionally lacking

    Movies

    Steven Spielberg's second childhood in movies is proceeding like many do in real life. Serious stuff keeps getting in the way of acting (or directing) like a kid again. It's likely you'll appear old-fashioned when you do.

    Ruby Barnhill and Mark Rylance in "The BFG ." (Photo courtesy Disney/TNS)
  6. One injured when train crashes into semi in Dade City industrial park

    Accidents

    DADE CITY — The driver of a semitrailer truck was seriously injured after a train collided with the truck Monday morning in an industrial park north of downtown Dade City.

  7. Buccaneer Jameis Winston buys Mediterranean-style mansion in Odessa

    Real Estate

    ODESSA — Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will be starting his second season as a homeowner.

    Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston paid $1.195 million last week for a Mediterranean-style mansion on an acre fronting Lake Keystone in Odessa, Multiple Listing Service records show. [MLS]
  8. U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations

    Courts

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century.

    Renee Bracey Sherman of Chicago, Ill., celebrates at the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 27, 2016, after the court struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics .The justices voted 5-3 in favor of Texas clinics that had argued the regulations were a thinly veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion in the nation's second-most populous state. [Associated Press]
  9. Gender expression is off Tuesday's Hillsborough School Board agenda

    K12

    TAMPA — What could have been a painful discussion about transgender rights will not take place Tuesday at the Hillsborough County School Board meeting. A policy that would have provided protection for students and employees based on "gender expression" will no longer be discussed.

  10. Five ideas for Fourth of July sides: potato, pasta and fruit salads

    Cooking

    You've got certain things already decided. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cold beer — Fourth of July essentials that must be served to ensure you properly celebrate American independence.

    Potato Salad With Dill and Horseradish Aioli

Stemberger: Faith leaders 'elated' by Rubio's Senate campaign

John Stemberger, president of Florida Family Action, endorsed Marco Rubio for Senate, calling him "the future."...

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For starters: Rays at Orioles, trying to end a long skid

UPDATE, 12:18: It's a DH for Evan Longoria, with Tim Beckham getting a start at 3B for the Rays today. ... Cash said he plans to give Webb the opportunity to work in some key situations to get ground ball outs. ... OF Brandon Guyer (hamstring) did fine in his first rehab game with the Stone Crabs and will play again for them on Monday....

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Bucs join NFL in $400,000 donation to Orlando shooting victims

The Bucs are the latest Tampa-area team to join in supporting the victims of the Orlando mass shooting, as the NFL Foundation and the Bucs, Dolphins and Jaguars have combined for a $400,000 donation to the OneOrlando Fund to help victims' families and survivors....

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