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Strong storms, possible flooding expected across Tampa Bay area

Tuesday morning's storms brought gusty winds and up to 2½ inches of rain to Hillsborough and Polk counties, with more to come, the National Weather Service said. The Tampa Bay area coul …

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New bill would allow the VA to recommend medical marijuana for patients

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  1. Hits, misses now in theaters

    Movies

    A day before Thanksgiving, Hollywood is bringing the side dishes, one fun and the other tasteless.

    Kowalski, voiced by Chris Miller; Skipper voiced by Tom McGrath; Rico, voiced by Conrad Vernon; and Private voiced by Christpher Knights in The Penguins of Madagascar.
  2. 'Birdman' leads Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations

    Movies

    By STEVE PERSALL

    Times Movie Critic

    Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) led with six nominations Wednesday when the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards announced its finalists.

    Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from 'Birdman'.
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 26

    Events

    Lil Boosie: The rapper recently released from prison and now calling himself Boosie Badazz performs with fellow Baton Rouge hip-hop artist Webbie at 8 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $55-$100. (727) 565-0550.

    Rapper Lil' Boosie, whose real name is Torence Hatch, appears at a news conference in New Orleans Monday, March 10, 2014. Hatch was released from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, where he had been serving an eight-year sentence on drug charges. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
  4. Are IPAs dead? Time to reinvent this classic craft beer style

    Bars & Spirits

    In 1978, U.K. provocateurs Crass burst into the music scene with a bold declaration: Punk is dead.

    IPA grew popular as a rebellion against boring beer.
  5. ICE! returns to Orlando resort with cool ice wonders

    Florida

    The Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee has once again turned its massive convention center space over to ICE!, its annual winter wonder you can walk through to marvel at 2 million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures.

    at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee. Credit: Gaylord Hotel


    Rep.-elect Carlos Curbelo faces FEC questions

    By Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald

    Carlos Curbelo was elected to U.S. Congress earlier this month, but his campaign work is not over....

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    Chow down on these Thanksgiving TV shows, marathons, specials

    What better day is there to curl up on the couch and watch TV than Thanksgiving? You’re stuffed, you’re sleepy from all that tryptophan, you’re trying to avoid annoying family members — whatever the reason, you need some solid viewing options. The Peanuts’ Thanksgiving classic gets a head start Wednesday, but most of these (including some off-the-wall marathons) will be perfect for relaxing in that post-feast malaise....

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    Did you see this photo and think, "Yeahhhh, I'm not down for that"? Then listen up because we have tips for avoiding mall craziness.

    Tips for avoiding the mall rush this holiday season

    If fighting your way through frantic masses at Target or International Plaza isn't your idea of a fun shopping day, have no fear. We've brainstormed a few ideas that are as chill as they are efficient at clearing your list....

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