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  1. 11 things to do indoors on a rainy day in Tampa Bay


    The new Vertical Ventures indoor climbing gym picked a great week to open in St. Petersburg. With stir-crazy kids (and parents), the place has been packed this week with families desperate to find some rainy day fun. But they aren't the only indoor play zone in town.

    Keenan Sweeney, 8, of St. Petersburg, navigates a climb as his mother, Bethany Sweeney, watches at Vertical Ventures, a climbing gym in St. Petersburg, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Sweeney has been climbing for a bout a year and comes twice a week.
  2. Dwayne Johnson says of Hulk Hogan: 'We've all talked trash'


    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Dwayne Johnson says he was disappointed when he heard about a tape of Hulk Hogan using racial slurs.

    Dwayne Johnson arrives at the premiere of "San Andreas" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles in May. While speaking to TV critics Thursday about his HBO series "Ballers," Johnson was asked to comment on the tape of Hulk Hogan making racist comments. Johnson, also a former pro wrestler, said he was "disappointed" when he heard about Hogan's remarks, but also said the comments didn't match his personal history with him. [Associated Press]
  3. Tell Me About It: Mother's concern may be misplaced


    Q: I am concerned about one of our children, a college student. We always strongly discouraged heavy drinking and casual sex; she is also aware of the dangers to both. I've learned now, however, that she enjoys going out drinking most weekends, uses bad language in social media (though we've definitely discussed …

  4. Friday's letters: Doctors should talk to patients about guns


    Free speech no threat to gun owners

    Doctors should talk about guns

  5. Editorial: Don't silence doctors on guns


    Florida is awash in guns, a proliferation buoyed by state laws that put gun rights above nearly everything else. A decision this week by a federal appeals court provides fresh evidence of the state's misguided priorities. The court illogically upheld a state law that prohibits doctors from discussing gun ownership with …

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    Kick off the tax-free holiday with these fun finds

    The first day of school is nigh, and the time to plot your tax-free holiday survival is now. Start your year off right with these fun finds, and don't forget that Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday will last a record 10 days beginning Aug. 7. Take advantage of tax breaks on apparel $100 or less per item, school supplies $15 or less and computers and other electronics $750 or less. The holiday runs through Aug. 16. Ready, set, go!...


    Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks in Longwood, Fla. A dozen million-dollar contributors account for at least 10 percent of Bush’s record-setting presidential fundraising haul. The big-money boosters propelled Right to Rise, a super PAC dedicated to helping Bush win the Republican nomination, to its $103 million total in the first six month of the year.

    Jeb Bush Super PAC outlines donors behind $103 million haul

    By Alex Leary, Eli Murray and Kirby Wilson...


    Trade deadline update: To this point, "lots of talks" for Rays

    After what a source described as "lots of talks" over the past week. the Rays are nearing the point of decision as MLB's 4 p.m. deadline for nonwaiver trades looms....