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  1. Editorial video: Make St. Petersburg recycling easier


    Universal curbside recycling has finally started in St. Petersburg, but there are still a few bumps. While 40 percent of St. Petersburg residents have their trash picked up in the alley, the blue recycling bins are only being picked up on the street in front of houses. That is a problem in some neighborhoods. Watch this …

  2. Monday's letters: Florida's pressing need for clinics


    Scott jolts free health clinics | July 1

    Florida's health needs go unmet

  3. Column: Protecting the nation, protecting our liberty


    I used to believe there were flying saucers until I saw Ted Koppel interview "experts" on UFOs 19 years ago on his Nightline show. After hearing one of his guests spin a wide-ranging conspiracy theory that involved many high-level federal agencies in a purportedly monumental cover-up, Koppel, in his …

  4. Ruth: Clinton competes with Trump for loser of the week


    At first blush it might seem that GOP presidential beach ball Donald Trump had a pretty dreadful week. After painting Mexicans attempting to enter the United States as if they were from the vigilante recruitment scene of Blazing Saddles, The Dolt lost an estimated $50 million as various business partners rushed to …

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump lost an estimated $50 million as various business partners rushed to disassociate themselves from his remarks about Hispanics.
  5. Maxwell: South Africa, not America, directly confronts race issues


    As a graduate student, I visited South Africa for the first time in 1976, a year before Steve Biko, the charismatic leader of the Black Consciousness Movement, was tortured to death by the apartheid government in a prison cell.

    100 Fourth of July sales you need to know about this weekend

    ’Merica! It’s that time again....


    Jeanette Rubio and her husband, Sen. Marco Rubio, are expected to be in Wolfeboro, N.H., over the holiday weekend.

    Rubios and Christies to join the Romneys for a slumber party in N.H.

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and his wife, Jeanette, will join New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Christie's wife, Mary Pat, tonight at the Romney estate on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee, the Washington Post reports. ...


    Kevin Kiermaier prepares to take a swing during wiffle ball 'Home Run Derby at the MLB Network studios.

    Video: Rays take part in MLB Network 'Home Run Derby'

    Rays David DeDeJesus, Brandon Guyer, Kevin Kiermaier and Steven Souza Jr. visited MLB Network's nearby studios on Friday and joined hosts Lauren Shehadi and ex-Ray Cliff Floyd in a little bit of a wiffle ball home run derby....