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The DayStarter: Our guide to the morning's news


Trump holds $25k-per-plate fundraiser in Tampa; Pence meets with local Hispanic group

TAMPA — The Republican ticket visited Tampa on Tuesday to shore up two areas where they still trail in the presidential race: fundraising and standing among the Hispanic community. Don …

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Florida regulators approve hike in some cancer-causing toxic substances in state water

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Archer sharp but Rays lose to Dodgers 3-2

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  1. New Port Richey man struck, killed by minivan on U.S. 19 in Hudson

    Accidents

    HUDSON — A 51-year-old New Port Richey man died Monday after he was struck by a car on U.S. 19, authorities said.

  2. Tim Kaine, Robby Mook wakes up Florida Democrats

    Blogs

    PHILADELPHIA --  Florida Democratic convention delegates were straggling into to the Marriott ballroom for breakfast Wednesday morning, when vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine slipped into the room with his wife Anne. A lot of delegates hadn't even arrived yet, but those who had were thrilled.

  3. Hostage: Attackers at church in France forced my husband to film slain priest (w/video)

    World

    PARIS — France's main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande a day after two extremists attacked a Catholic church and slit the throat of an elderly priest in front of other hostages.

    Police officers prevent the access to the church where an hostage taking left a priest dead the day before in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The Islamic State group crossed a new threshold Tuesday in its war against the West, as two of its followers targeted a church in Normandy, slitting the throat of an elderly priest celebrating Mass and using hostages as human shields before being shot by police. [Associated Press]
  4. The Federal Reserve is rethinking everything

    Banking

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is being forced to reevaluate its most basic assumptions about the economy after trillions of dollars of stimulus and years of ultralow interest rates have failed to generate a more robust recovery.

    The Federal Reserve is being forced to reevaluate its most basic assumptions about the economy after trillions of dollars of stimulus and years of ultralow interest rates have failed to generate a more robust recovery. [Associated Press]
  5. Get ready for the Gwen Graham for governor campaign

    Blogs

    Florida Democrats are ready to elect another Clinton. How about another Graham?

  6. Deputies close westbound lanes of Gibsonton Drive after pedestrian is killed

    Accidents

    GIBSONTON — Authorities closed a portion of westbound Gibsonton Drive on Tuesday after a pedestrian was killed in the area.

  7. The DayStarter: Rising temps, Pinellas law enforcement leaders at Tiger Bay and a $36M transit decision

    News

    Even though it probably feels like it can't get any hotter, high temperatures this week continue to rise into the mid 90s, with heat indices over 100 degrees. 10Weather WTSP reports there may be a few storms in the mid-afternoon hours, mostly inland.

    The Sunshine State, according to a study released Wednesday by Climate Central, tops the nation in the number of metro areas expected to see a dangerous combination of heat and humidity, driving heat index temperatures to 104 degrees. [DIRK SHADD | Times]
  8. Archer sharp but Rays lose to Dodgers 3-2

    The Heater

    LOS ANGELES — If Chris Archer was auditioning for the Dodgers – or the Pirates, Rangers or one of other contending teams shopping this week for a frontline starter – he put on an impressive show Tuesday night.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
  9. Hillary Clinton makes history as Democratic presidential nominee

    State Roundup

    PHILADELPHIA

    Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday as the first woman nominated for president of the United States by a major political party, and her party immediately sought to humanize a nominee who is at once among America's best-known and least-known political figure.

    Delegates cheer as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks to the convention via video feed.  “We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet,’’ she said.
  10. Hillary Clinton's next challenge: Persuading Bernie Sanders' young backers to vote for her

    State Roundup

    PHILADELPHIA — It's over for Bernie Sanders. But not for them, the fresh-faced army that packed a downtown square Tuesday afternoon, punching fists in the air to cries of "Bernie or bust."

    Bernie Sanders supporters make their way toward the Wells Fargo Center during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday. [Mark Makela | New York Times]

Tim Kaine, Robby Mook wakes up Florida Democrats

PHILADELPHIA --  Florida Democratic convention delegates were straggling into to the Marriott ballroom for breakfast Wednesday morning, when vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine slipped into the room with his wife Anne. A lot of delegates hadn't even arrived yet, but those who had were thrilled....

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Chris Archer will be on the mound for the Rays.

For starters: Rays at Dodgers, with Archer on the mound

UPDATE, 8:21: All the Rays mentioned in trade rumors were present and accounted for the in the clubhouse. ... Morrison said his forearm is feeling better and Cash said he expects him to play on Wednesday. ... Former Rays / current Dodgers baseball chief Andrew Friedman visited with some of the Rays early Tueday afternoon....

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J.R. Sweezy is recovering from an unspecified procedure this spring.

Bucs' Sweezy, Murphy start training camp on PUP list

The Bucs will open training camp on Thursday with two key players held out of practice, as the team announced Tuesday that guard J.R. Sweezy and receiver Louis Murphy will start camp on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list....

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