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New York style brownstones planned for downtown St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — Five high-end, New York-style brownstones are now planned for the downtown St. Petersburg site where a 13-story luxury condo tower once was proposed. Frank Menna, who …

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Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shooting (w/video)

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Rays waste Archer gem in 2-1 loss to Tigers

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    Letters

    Live music helps area thrive

    The suburbs are coming, and they're only one exit away. The way small communities like San Antonio avoid being absorbed is by protecting and promoting their commercial core. A downtown that includes shopping, dining and entertainment allows a town to thrive, even as it is …

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    Editorials

    An alarming new report puts the impact of climate change in the stark terms that many skeptics might appreciate. By mid century, the study found, tens of billions of dollars worth of property could be below sea level, while rising temperatures could devastate agricultural crops and spawn heat waves that force workers …

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    Opinion

    Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer could face charges in America for killing the lion in Zimbabwe. Oddly, though, the alleged crime that could really do Palmer in isn't the killing of an endangered animal. It's the alleged bribery of wildlife guides to gain access to his prey.

    Stuffed animals left outside Palmer’s office.
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    Editorials

    Medicare has immeasurably improved the lives of older Americans, most of whom lacked health insurance when it was signed into law 50 years ago today. Though the Obama administration has made strides at containing costs, Medicare must continue to seek efficiencies so it can absorb aging baby boomers without burdening …

    Members of Congress cut a cake to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid on Wednesday. Though the Obama administration has made strides at containing costs, Medicare must continue to seek efficiencies so it can absorb aging baby boomers without burdening future generations and continue to be a success story for another 50 years.
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    Columns

    In my experience, everything about parenting is counter-intuitive. I remember being pregnant on tour with my first young adult novel and trying to get through the San Francisco airport, garbage can to garbage can. I waited for the wave of nausea to pass until I could make it to the next one, all the while my writing …

    A Birkin Croco bag

    Jane Birkin wants her name off the Birkin Croco bag

    I'm going to make a couple assumptions.

    1. You are familiar with a Birkin bag, because as one of our readers, you are interested in fashion, broadly informed and culturally literate. ...

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    Alan Grayson fails to file FEC form

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    Despite Archer's bid for perfection Rays lose 2-1 to Tigers

    Rays ace Chris Archer was perfect into the seventh inning Wednesday, but a mistake by shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera led to a frustrating 2-1 loss to the Tigers.
      Archer flirted with a perfect game by retiring the first 19 Tigers, but after he allowed an infield single with one out in the seventh an error by Cabrera on what should have been an inning-ending double play changed the narrative dramatically as a 1-0 Rays lead became a 2-1 deficit.
        The loss, before a camp day-boosted crowd of 28,057 at the Trop, kept the Rays from a three-game sweep of the Tigers and dropped then back under .500 at 51-52.
         Jose Iglesias was the first Tiger to reach against Archer one out into the seventh, hitting a slow bouncer to the left side and beating the throw from Cabrera. Official scorer Bill Mathews didn't hesitate in calling it a hit.
        The Rays should have been out of the inning when Yoenis Cespedes hit a grounder up the middle, but Cabrera booted it and couldn't even get the lead out. That put two runners on and though Archer retired always dangerous Victor Martinez on a fly to left, he gave up a ground ball single to J.D. Martinez that scored the tying run, and then another single to Nick Castellanos on a liner off Cabrera's glove that scored Cespedes and put the Tigers up 2-1.
      By retiring the first 19 Tigers, Archer made the longest perfect game bid in Rays franchise history. Matt Garza retired the first 18 Red Sox in an April 30, 2009 game. (Garza has also thrown the only no-hitter in Rays history, on July 26, 2010, vs. Detroit.)
      Archer, riding an especially nasty hard slider, did his part in striking out 10 of those 19, including five in row.
       But centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier lend a hand with a spectacular catch, running with his back to the field, then leaping and reaching across his body to corral James McCann's fly ball just before hitting the wall.
       Still Archer went from near perfection to a frustrating loss, allowing two unearned runs on the three hits while striking out 11 over seven innings, having thrown 101 pitches.
      Tigers starter Justin Verlander was equally impressive early on, retiring the first 14 Rays he faced, until Cabrera homered on an 0-1 pitch with two outs in the fifth. Verlander, with his girlfriend model/actor Kate Upton in the stands, worked eight innings, allowing just four hits and striking out 10 for his fur
       The Rays had a final shot to tie in the ninth when Evan Longoria was hit by a Joakim Soria pitch with two outs, but Tim Beckham struck out....

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