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Family trust of Publix founder's daughter gives $800,000 to fight medical marijuana initiative

Preparing to again try to defeat a medical-marijuana ballot initiative, the Drug Free Florida Committee received an $800,000 contribution this month from the Carol Jenkins Barnett Family Trust, a …

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Beruff up to $8M of his own money spent in uphill battle to defeat Rubio

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St. Pete mulling utility rate hike to help fix sewers

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  1. Review: Tense and clear-cut, 'Jason Bourne' is best of the series

    Movies

    Jason Bourne begins with a montage of the CIA assassin's greatest, grisliest hits, in case you're suffering from franchise amnesia. Details can be sketchy, nearly a decade after everything about this conflicted killing machine appeared settled, at least as far as Matt Damon was concerned.

    In this image released by Universal Pictures, Matt Damon appears in a scene from "Jason Bourne." (Jasin Boland/Universal Pictures via AP) NYET107
  2. James Nozar has been busy planning the future of downtown Tampa

    Economic Development

    LAKEWOOD RANCH — James Nozar has had a busy five months.

    ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times
  3. ALS 'Ice bucket challenge' is working: Research identifies new gene that contributes to disease (w/video)

    Research

    Maybe you did it, pouring a bucket of ice water on your head in order to raise money for charity. Maybe you hated the viral phenomenon with a burning passion. But no matter how you felt about the "Ice Bucket Challenge" when it took over the Internet in the fall of 2014, the meme is actually getting results, according to …

    Two women get doused during the ice bucket challenge at Boston's Copley Square to raise funds and awareness for ALS in 2014. The ALS Association says money raised through the challenge helped fund a project that has discovered a gene linked to the disease. [Associated Press]
  4. Game not over: Doug Martin excited to be back with Bucs

    Blogs

    To celebrate a new five-year, $35.7-million contract and finishing second in the NFL in rushing, Bucs running back Doug Martin treated himself to a week in Tokyo this offseason, taking in the Japanese anime he loves, and video games and much more.

    Doug Martin, coming off a Pro Bowl season with 1,402 rushing yards, is excited about the continuity that comes with offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter being promoted to head coach.
  5. PolitiFact: Fact-checking Bill Clinton at the Democratic convention

    National

    Former President Bill Clinton gave Tuesday night's marquee address, taking the crowd on a trip down memory lane that started with how his wife and ended with his case for why she would make a strong president.

    President Bill Clinton speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
  6. Cash on Rays: 'We're not good enough right now'

    Blogs

    The frustration of four straight one-run losses and six since the All-Star break led a frank assessment of the Rays team by manager Kevin Cash before today's game:

    "My view is a team that's not good enough,'' Kevin Cash said. "We're not good enough right now.''
  7. Family trust of Publix founder's daughter gives $800,000 to fight medical marijuana initiative

    Business

    Preparing to again try to defeat a medical-marijuana ballot initiative, the Drug Free Florida Committee received an $800,000 contribution this month from the Carol Jenkins Barnett Family Trust, a newly filed financial disclosure shows.

    Carol Jenkins Barnett.
  8. Scam-central Florida leads country in credit card fraud

    Personal Finance

    Florida doesn't have to worry about losing its reputation as a haven for scamsters and fraudsters of all stripes.

    Despite the shift to new chip-enabled credit and debit cards to thwart large data breaches, some experts think credit card fraud will increase with a rise in online fraud. [File photo: The New York Times]

  9. Yzerman expects to get Nikita Kucherov signed

    Blogs

    Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman's offseason couldn't have gone much better so far, especially with the re-signing of captain Steven Stamkos and locking up cornerstone defenseman Victor Hedman long-term.

    Nikita Kucherov, one of the league's top young stars, is a restricted free agent and due a hefty raise from the $700,000 he made last season.
  10. Number of law enforcement officers fatally shot this year up significantly, report says

    Nation

    The attacks on police in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La., that left eight officers dead earlier this month sent waves of fear through law enforcement agencies across the country, with departments ordering officers to double up on patrols as a safety measure.

    The coffin containing the body of Brent Thompson, a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officer slain along with four other police officers by a gunman who said he wanted to kill white police officers, during his funeral at The Potter's House church in Dallas on July 13. In a 12-day span this month, 11 officers were fatally shot, more than a third of all officers shot and killed all year. [Brandon Thibodeaux | New York Times]
Miguel Valdez of Gainesville is attending the Democratic National Convention

Hillary Clinton's challenge with young voters

PHILADELPHIA - Hillary Clinton has a problem with young voters: Many just don't like her....

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"My view is a team that's not good enough,'' Kevin Cash said. "We're not good enough right now.''

Cash on Rays: 'We're not good enough right now'

The frustration of four straight one-run losses and six since the All-Star break led a frank assessment of the Rays team by manager Kevin Cash before today's game:...

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Doug Martin, coming off a Pro Bowl season with 1,402 rushing yards, is excited about the continuity that comes with offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter being promoted to head coach.

Game not over: Doug Martin excited to be back with Bucs

To celebrate a new five-year, $35.7-million contract and finishing second in the NFL in rushing, Bucs running back Doug Martin treated himself to a week in Tokyo this offseason, taking in the Japanese anime he loves, and video games and much more....

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