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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at age 79


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  1. Millions of Floridians to start casting first votes for president


    TALLAHASSEE — As votes were being counted in New Hampshire's presidential primary last Tuesday, more than a million ballots were flooding Florida mailboxes, headed to voters nearly a full month before the state's presidential preference primary.

    Matt Parri, left, and Martin Munro, with the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office, move one of 18 pallets containing more than 204,000 ballots to a delivery truck at the warehouse in Largo on Tuesday.
  2. Rubio scores comeback debate performance in South Carolina


    The kid came back.

    Forty-four-year-old Marco Rubio, the youngest presidential candidate, invigorated his campaign Saturday night with a strong debate performance. He won lines, seized opportunities. Rubio was his usual debate self, not that panicked robot in New Hampshire.

    GOP debate in Greenville, S.C.
  3. That surprising debate moment when Ted Cruz charged after Marco Rubio in Spanish


    The first Republican to speak Spanish on a presidential debate stage this election wasn't one of the two candidates fluent in the language. It was the one some Latinos accuse of not being Hispanic enough.

  4. Breaking down the Republican presidential debate

    State Roundup

    The final GOP presidential debate ahead of the Feb. 20 South Carolina primary was Saturday night at Peace Center in Greenville, S.C. It was moderated by CBS News' John Dickerson and Major Garrett, with Kimberley Strassel of the Wall Street Journal also asking questions. Here's your watercooler recap.

    Republican presidential candidates, from left, John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson participate in a moment of silence for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during a CBS News GOP Debate Saturday at the Peace Center in Greenville, S.C.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
  5. What happens when Supreme Court justice dies in election year?


    Conservative lawmakers are unlikely to allow President Barack Obama to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday.

  6. Here are the major cases heard by or scheduled for the Supreme Court


    Some of the major cases heard or scheduled to be heard this term by the Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia's death casts uncertainty on the court's term. No rulings have been issued in any of these cases.


    Visitors walk by the U.S. Supreme Court at dusk on Saturday after it was announced that Justice Antonin Scalia died at the age of 79. [Getty Images]
  7. Consistent Lightning's J.T. Brown on offensive roll

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Maybe it was the mental break.

    Maybe it was the beach.

    Wing J.T. Brown enjoys his fourth goal in seven games during Friday’s win over Nashville. He scored on his own rebound in the second period.
  8. Hedman taking on even more responsibility, and minutes

    Lightning Strikes

    Hall of Fame defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom took in Friday's Lightning game with his eyes on fellow Swedes, scouting for the World Cup team.

    Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman played 27 minutes, 50 seconds on Friday against Nashville, a season high.
  9. Destin captures Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs


    OLDSMAR — Todd Pletcher didn't make the trip Saturday to Tampa Bay Downs. His presence was still felt.

  10. Batting orders among Rays' big decisions in spring

    The Heater

    As the Rays prepare this week to open spring training, one phrase you will hear a lot, in assorted iterations, is that their problems are good ones to have.

      Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Desmond Jennings (8) in the dugout during the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday, July 25, 2015.
Andrei Vasilevskiy has played in 15 games for the Lightning this season, going 8-5 with 2.73 goals against average.

Vasilevskiy likely to get more stints in the AHL

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers held a news conference on Jan. 22, 1996, to  announce that they had picked Tony Dungy as the new head coach. Here, Dungy shakes hands with Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer.

Photo gallery: A look back at coach Tony Dungy over the years

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Miami lawmaker's ties to charter schools prompt lingering questions

A familiar face is back at the center of a perennial tug-of-war in the Florida Legislature between privately-managed charter schools and district-run public schools over taxpayer money for construction projects:...