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Shark attacks hit record worldwide in 2015, with Florida No. 1

Shark attacks hit an all-time worldwide record in 2015, with Florida — as always — leading the globe in the number of times sharks bit surfers, swimmers and beachfront splashers, accor …

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Hillsborough tells federal officials it has worked to fix racial disparities in schools

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Romano: Why Gov. Rick Scott never talks about Obamacare anymore

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  1. Sanders, Kasich win first votes in tiny N.H. community

    National

    DIXVILLE, N.H. — Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early today.

    An audience member listens as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks Monday during a campaign stop at the University of New Hampshire. [Associated Press]
  2. Lopsided loss at Ottawa ends Lightning's hot run

    Lightning Strikes

    OTTAWA — The Lightning didn't bother trying to sugarcoat Monday's clunker, a 5-1 loss to the Senators.

    Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison goes down after a hit from Senators wing Bobby Ryan.
  3. Senators' Kyle Turris relates to Jonathan Drouin's trade request

    Lightning Strikes

    OTTAWA — While the Lightning will play in Jonathan Drouin's hometown of Montreal tonight, the suspended wing continues to work out and skate on his own somewhere in the city.

  4. Rubio has another 'scripted' moment

    Blogs

    Just as he was trying to move past his debate performance, Marco Rubio did this at a town hall in Nashua on Monday evening.

  5. Truck driver with tall load hits overpass in Pasco County

    Public Safety

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Crews were working to repair an Interstate 75 overpass overnight after it was struck by a truck at 5:16 p.m. Monday.

  6. Jeb Bush shows signs of second wind ahead of New Hampshire primary

    State Roundup

    PLAISTOW, N.H. — Jeb Bush's stump speech started to take on a defensive, pleading tone in the days following his sixth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses last week.

    Jeb Bush leaves a Rotary Club luncheon at the Nashua Country Club on Tuesday in Nashua, N.H. He hopes to finish ahead of two other governors in the race. 
  7. Florida legislative committee revives bill to legalize all marijuana strains for terminally ill

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — After months of being sidelined, a bill to legalize full-strength medical marijuana for terminally ill patients resurfaced in the Florida House on Monday with a rewrite that restores the number of eligible growers to five.

    In this May 5, 2015, photo, a marijuana plant grows at a Minnesota Medical Solutions greenhouse in Otsego, Minn. The Florida Legislature is considering a bill to legalize full-strength medical marijuana and expanding the number of nurseries allowed to grow it.  [Associated Press]
  8. Hillsborough prosecutors continue to seek death penalty amid statewide confusion

    Criminal

    TAMPA — In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down Florida's death penalty sentencing statute, Hillsborough County prosecutors are proceeding as if nothing has changed.

    Hillsborough prosecutors said Monday that they will seek the death penalty for Marisol Best.
  9. Yacht StarShip to launch pirate-themed water taxis along Tampa riverfront

    Tourism

    TAMPA — Imagine dinner at Ulele, then a water taxi ride to a concert or hockey game at Amalie Arena.

    Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises plans to launch a three-vessel water taxi service along Tampa's riverfront on Feb. 27.
  10. After sailing into storm, Royal Caribbean's 'Anthem of the Seas' is headed back to home port (w/video)

    Tourism

    MIAMI — A Royal Caribbean cruise ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, forcing frightened passengers into their cabins overnight as their belongings flew about, waves rose as high as 30 feet, and winds howled outside. The cruise line says that although no one was injured and the …

Turris relates to Drouin's plight: 'It's a tough, tough go'

While the Lightning will play in Jonathan Drouin's hometown of Montreal Tuesday, the suspended wing continues to work out and skate on his own every day somewhere in the city....

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a news conference on Jan. 22, 1996, to  announce that they had picked Tony Dungy as the new head coach. Here, Dungy shakes hands with Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.

Photo gallery: A look back at coach Tony Dungy over the years

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. ...

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Rubio has another 'scripted' moment

Just as he was trying to move past his debate performance, Marco Rubio did this at a town hall in Nashua on Monday evening....

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