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  1. Epcot's Innoventions West to close at Disney World for overhaul


    How will kids learn to save up enough money to go to Disney World now that Epcot's financial education game, the Great Piggy Bank Adventure, is closing? The Innoventions West attraction at Epcot will be closed as the area undergoes an overhaul, and these little piggies will not stay home. The Piggy Bank Adventure …

    In this May 18, 2009 photo,Toni Corkil, right, of Marshall, Mo. and her daughter Grace, 8, learn about saving and investing through a series of interactive video games at the Great Piggy Bank Adventure in the EPCOT theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The exhibit is aimed at teaching kids ages 8 to 13 basic lessons in personal finance.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
  2. The song that country radio is afrid to play

    Pop Culture

    Alana Lynn, a morning co-host on country music station 104.3 FM in Boise, Idaho, was excited to play Little Big Town's latest single for her listeners. Girl Crush, a powerful ballad about a woman envious of her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, seemed destined to be a hit.

    Little Big Town wants you to know their song is actually about jealousy.
  3. Friday's letters: Expand families' options for schools


    Florida schools

    Bill expands education options

    As executive director of Florida Voices for Choices, I represent thousands of parents who desperately need more educational options for their children. I'm also a mom with sons in a traditional, public high school and a former public school teacher …

  4. Column: Raising the alarm on children's health care


    The ghost of systems past is haunting children's health care in Florida. Between Florida's system of Medicaid Managed Care and the nature of health plans offered on the Obamacare federal marketplace, kids are once again regarded as afterthoughts in health care.

  5. Dockery: Why is it so hard for legislators to listen to voters?


    We're nearly halfway through the legislative session and the Florida House and Senate are releasing their respective budget plans. Many important budget issues are still in flux.

    LB Brandon Magee, waived by Bucs, heads to spring training

    Linebacker Brandon Magee, who had six tackles on special teams for the Bucs last season, is headed to spring training as a Red Sox prospect today after being waived by the team on Tuesday night....


    The formerly Old Gray Lady

    Jeb doesn't read the NYT? Come on

    Jeb Bush said today he doesn't read the New York Times, a dubious statement, at best....


    Heading into the Charlotte Sports Park for the Tampa Bay Rays versus New York Yankees on Thursday.

    Some Instagram views of Rays vs. Yankees in Port Charlotte

    The Tampa Bay Rays hung on to beat the New York Yankees 6-5 on Thursday at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte. Times photographer Will Vragovic captured these Instagram images. ...