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  1. Diggin' Florida Dirt: Readers share favorite veggies for Central Florida's summer gardens

    Home and Garden

    Gardeners new to Florida often get a harsh reality check when they attempt their first summer veggie bed. What they planted in late spring flourished through June, July and August back home. Not so much here!

    There are many varieties of eggplant, which are easy vegetables for Florida's summer gardens, says Robert Bowden. Eggplant 'Rosita' is one he enjoys both for the color and the flavor.
  2. Tell Me About It: Workaholic desires dating for the first time


    Q: I've just turned 30 and I'm starting to come around to the idea that being a fiercely independent workaholic with no life outside the office might not be all it's cracked up to be. This is the first time I've really thought about trying to date, so I've missed out on all the experience that everyone else my …

  3. Editorial cartoons for May 23-25


    These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

  4. Column: Is the American dream really dying?


    Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who's running for the Republican presidential nomination, issued a stark warning recently.

    Doyle McManus is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times. (Los Angeles Times/MCT)
  5. Commentary: Surveillance contradicts our Constitution


    This country was founded on the notion of liberty. It was the spark that started a revolution, the fire that forged our Constitution and the energy that has fueled our ascent to the great nation we are today. It is a word that is as synonymous with the United States as "red, white and blue." So it is striking to us that …

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    Gramaticas honor wounded veteran with new home

    The Gramatica brothers -- Martin with the Bucs, and Bill and Santiago at USF -- are a decade removed from their time as Tampa's place-kickers, but they're still making a huge impact on the community through their Gramatica Family Foundation....


    PolitiFact Florida focuses on Jeb Bush three times over the past week

    PolitiFact Florida has been checking all sorts of statements by and about former Gov. Jeb Bush in the last week, ranging from state spending to the history of the Iraq War to the VA care scandal....


    Tim Beckham sent down, Enny Romero to be called up

    Rookie INF Tim Beckham hit his fifth homer, and a 453-foot blast at that, but he was sent down to Triple-A Durham after Friday's game so the Rays could add an arm to their bullpen....