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While struggling to pay for roads and buses, Hillsborough commissioners funneled millions to their own projects

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If court strikes down private school tax credit program, public school crowding could follow

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Dunedin's plans for Toronto Blue Jays stadium to become public this summer

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  1. Pleading for peace in Chicago amid rising gun violence

    Nation

    CHICAGO — During Memorial Day weekend, this city reopens its Lake Michigan beaches, regular fireworks displays start at Navy Pier and the downtown streets and spruced-up Riverwalk are crowded with tourists.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel greets a group during the 3rd Annual ??? ?? Put the Guns Down??? ??  event in Davis Square Park in Chicago, May 27, 2016. Gang warfare, the availability of guns, and violence in poor and extremely segregated neighborhoods have contributed to Chicago??? ?? ?s relentless homicide rate. (Sam Hodgson/The New York Times) XNYT210
  2. U.S. general doubtful of quick Iraqi victory over ISIS in Fallujah

    World

    BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces' ability to deal a swift blow to the Islamic State in the city of Fallujah could be slowed by local support for militants, the U.S. commander in Iraq said, suggesting a key battle may be a longer, tougher fight than Iraqi leaders are predicting.

    Iraqi federal police fight against ISIS militants Saturday outside Fallujah, Iraq. Residents are preparing for a long battle.
  3. A growing concern in Cleveland: Chaos off the Republican convention floor

    National

    CLEVELAND — Amid recurring violence at political rallies held by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, many local officials and activists are increasingly worried that this lakeside city is ill-prepared to deal with tens of thousands of protesters and agitators expected to descend on the Republican …

  4. Sanders derides pick of Clinton allies as leaders of convention committees

    National

    Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is seeking to bar allies of Hillary Clinton from leading the powerful rules and platform committees of the Democratic National Convention in July, escalating his battle with party leaders.

  5. Hank Conger's big day leads Rays past Yankees

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Hank Conger had his best day of the season to pace the Rays to a 9-5 victory Saturday against the Yankees.

    Tampa Bay Rays catcher Hank Conger (24) gets some love on his way to the dugout after hitting a homer in the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, May 28, 2016.
  6. Two sent to hospitals after water scooters collide near Dunedin Causeway

    Accidents

    DUNEDIN — Two people were injured Saturday after multiple water scooters collided just south of the Dunedin Causeway.

  7. Anxious Democrats question Clinton's strategy against Trump

    National

    Democrats could hardly believe their good fortune last month when it became clear that Hillary Clinton was headed to a general election showdown with Donald Trump. Trump carried so much baggage and had insulted so many voting blocs that some Clinton supporters began to imagine a landslide.

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigns in Oakland, Calif., on Friday. The state's primary is June 7, when Clinton is expected to officially clinch her party's nomination. [New York Times]
  8. NASA successfully inflates new space station room

    Space

    CAPE CANVERAL — NASA successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world's first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts.

    An image provided by NASA shows the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, being inflated Saturday. NASA slowly inflated the new experimental room at the International Space Station, with better luck than the first try two days earlier. [NASA, via Associated Press]
  9. Tropical Storm Bonnie forms off South Carolina's Atlantic coast (w/map)

    Hurricanes

    A tropical depression over the Atlantic strengthened into Tropical Storm Bonnie, located about 125 miles south-southeast of Charleston, S.C., at 5 p.m. Saturday, National Hurricane Center forecasters said.

  10. If court strikes down private school tax credit program, public school crowding could follow

    K12

    Surging student enrollment isn't the only pressure Florida school districts face as they try to keep up with growth.

Democrats plan public meeting on party platform in Florida

Ahead of July's presidential nominating convention, national Democrats plan to hold four public meetings across the country -- including one in Florida -- to discuss the party's platform....

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Jonathan Drouin was one of the biggest stars in the postseason, with five goals and nine assists in 17 games.

Jonathan Drouin: 'I definitely want to be here'

The relationship between wing Jonathan Drouin and the Lightning seemingly has been salvaged....

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For starters: Brad Boxberger nearing return, lineups for today vs NYY

Closer Brad Boxberger is expected to return from Montgomery this afternoon to see the training staff for his day-after pitching evaluation....

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