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Eye of the storms: Florida insurance commissioner wields far-reaching power

TALLAHASSEE — It is the most powerful job in state government most people can't name. Florida's insurance commissioner has the unfettered ability to affect the cost of living in the s …

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PolitiFact: Ted Cruz off the mark in attacking Trump on economy, Planned Parenthood

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Do-gooders unite in Give Day Tampa Bay 24-hour fundraising event

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  1. 'Game of Thrones,' Season 6 Episode 2: What is dead may never die

    Blogs

    It's all happening so fast.

    Forget about Bran's return and his time travelling. Forget about the death of not one, but two important Lords, both brutally murdered by their own family. Forget about Tyrion's emotional encounter with Daenerys' dragons and setting them free. Forget about Ramsay reminding us how savage …

    When Bran seeks the guidance of the Three-Eyed Raven, he gets taken back in time to see his father, uncle and aunt as children in Winterfell.
  2. Tampa Bay woodworkers use local trees to make furniture and art

    Business

    ST. PETERSBURG

    Zoe Bocik winds her way through her cluttered workshop. Piles of sawdust line her path.

    Robert and Zoe Bocik are partners in Funktionhouse Urban Lumber and Furnishings, 562 25th St. S, in the Warehouse Arts District.
  3. The DayStarter: This week's top things to do, a #GiveDayTampaBay guide and birthday pics of Britain's Princess Charlotte

    News

    After a morning with temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s, the heat returns, jumping to the upper 80s and low 90s in the afternoon. It should be partly cloudy, 10Weather WTSP reports.

    In this photo released on Sunday by Kensington Palace, Britain's Princess Charlotte poses for a photograph, at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, England. The princess will celebrate her first birthday on Monday. [Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge | Kensington Palace via AP]
  4. Scientists track 'Biggest Loser' contestants and discover how hard the body fights to regain weight

    Health

    Danny Cahill stood, slightly dazed, in a blizzard of confetti as the audience screamed and his family ran on stage. He had won Season 8 of NBC's reality television show The Biggest Loser, shedding more weight than anyone ever had on the program — an astonishing 239 pounds in seven months.

    Danny Cahill lost 239 pounds on The Biggest Loser, but over 100 pounds have crept back.
  5. Police investigate death of Pinellas Park nursing home resident with sunburns

    Public Safety

    PINELLAS PARK — A nursing home on the state's "watch list" of problem facilities is again the subject of investigation after the death of a 65-year-old resident this weekend.

    Wilbert Henry Moten, 65, may have been left in the sun at GraceWood Rehabilitation and Nursing Care on Saturday.
  6. 'Fear the Walking Dead,' Season 2, Episode 4: Death is a new way to life

    Blogs

    Where in the world is Nick Clark?

    And why is he naked?

    He washes up on shore sans skivvies with a bag tied to his foot. Aside from being without clothing, he seems to know what he's doing and where he's going.

    Turns out the zombie repellent Nick discovered in the last episode actually works. After gagging his way through applying it, he seems to enjoy being covered in someone else's blood.
  7. Divided court taking fewer, less-controversial cases in Scalia's absence

    Nation

    The ways in which Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death are altering the current Supreme Court term have been widely chronicled.

    The Supreme Court has accepted six cases since Justice Antonin Scalia died Feb. 13.
  8. Belleview Biltmore's historic wood gets new life, plank by plank

    Human Interest

    BELLEAIR

    The heart pine wood came from trees thought to have sprouted nearly 600 years ago in Florida and Georgia forests. The lumber was sawed down and transported to Belleair in 1896, where railroad magnate Henry Plant was building the magnificent Belleview Biltmore Hotel. The trees became the floorboards, …

     A portion of the former Belleview Biltmore Resort and Spa, Belleair will be renovated and moved to the east end of the property by developer Mike Cheezem.  It will be renamed the Belleview Inn and have 35 rooms.
  9. Rays' Longoria feels right on verge of breaking out

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — His .242 batting average isn't what he would like, but Rays 3B Evan Longoria sees some light at the end of the tunnel.

    Rays third baseman Evan Longoria touches home plate after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning to tie the score at 1.
  10. Trade holdout was wakeup call for Lightning's Jonathan Drouin

    Lightning Strikes

    NEW YORK

    Watching Jonathan Drouin dazzle during this postseason, it's hard to believe he is the same player who walked away from the Lightning organization four months ago, potentially for good.

    Jonathan Drouin, center, gets his first career playoff goal in the Lightning’s Game 2 win against the Islanders, and he is tied for the team playoff lead with six assists. “I’m not waiting for something to happen,” Drouin says. “I’m chasing it.”

Daniel Horton says it's 'best decision' to drop Senate bid, seek House seat in Keys instead

After talking with his primary opponent and Democratic Party officials in recent weeks, Democrat Daniel Horton said Sunday he is dropping his bid for a competitive Senate seat in South Florida and is turning his ambitions to a state House seat....

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Anton Stralman, center, five weeks into his recovery from a fractured left leg, isn't close to returning to the lineup.

Anton Stralman skates, 'not near ready'

Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman made an appearance Friday, skating in full gear on his own before the team's practice at the Ice Sports Forum....

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Chris Archer, coming off his first win of the season on Monday, will be on the mound for the Rays against a Jays lineup that beat him on opening day.

For starters: Rays vs. Jays, on Archer day

UPDATE, 4:17: Cash said he needs to find ways to get Guyer involved more since he has been swinging well and a number of Rays are struggling. ... He also said he is leaning towards making Souza the No. 5 hitter, which means dropping Jennings to 7 when they face a lefty. .... Boxberger threw a 30-pitch bullpen and will throw another early next week and then advance to two live batting practice sessions. ... Cobb and Whitley also threw bullpen sessions.

Blue Jays lineup:
Saunders lf
Donaldson 3b
Bautista rf
Encarnacion dh
Tulowitzki ss
Smoak 1b
Pillar cf
Goins 2b
Thole c
Happ p
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