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While struggling to pay for roads and buses, Hillsborough commissioners funneled millions to their own projects

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If court strikes down private school tax credit program, public school crowding could follow

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Dunedin's plans for Toronto Blue Jays stadium to become public this summer

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  1. Video shows Ohio zoo gorilla dragging 4-year-old boy who fell into moat

    Nation

    CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Zoo has temporarily closed its gorilla exhibit after a special zoo response team shot and killed a 17-year-old gorilla that grabbed and dragged a 4-year-old boy who fell into a moat.

    The Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed Harambe, a 400-pound western lowland gorilla Saturday after the 17-year-old ape dragged a boy that had fallen into the enclosure.
  2. Tropical Depression Bonnie comes ashore near Charleston, S.C.

    Hurricanes

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Tropical Depression Bonnie reached the South Carolina coast early Sunday, bringing heavy rain and rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend.

    This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday at 9:45 AM EDT shows Tropical Depression Two continuing to move northwest towards the North and South Carolina coastline.  [Weather Underground va AP]
  3. The aftermath of a scandal: The David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell affair

    Human Interest

    WEST POINT, N.Y. — It was 6:30 a.m. at the U.S. Military Academy, the sun was rising over the Hudson River, and Paula Broadwell was in athletic gear. With a half-dozen women, she rotated between sprints and burpees. Sweating onto the pavement, the group was perched atop an overlook called Trophy Point, in the …

    Paula Broadwell, the scholar and author whose affair with Gen. David Petraeus scandalized Washington, in West Point, N.Y., April 29, 2016. Petraeus has moved on and seen his reputation rehabilitated; Broadwell's remains toxic."I'm the first to admit I screwed up," Broadwell said. "Really badly, I know that. But how long does a person pay for their mistake?" [Malin Fezehai | New York Times]
  4. There's no fun these days in Florida's political parties

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — This summer may be remembered not only for a blue moon and the welcome end to a bitter presidential primary, it may also mark the time America's century-old political parties went on life support.

    2016 may mark the time America's century-old political parties went on life support. (DIRK SHADD, Times, 2012)
  5. Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

    Blogs

    Winner of the week

    Tim Canova. The Democratic activist running against Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in south Florida raised nearly $1 million in donations thanks in large part to the endorsement of Bernie Sanders.

    Loser of the week

  6. Pam Keith is Democratic underdog in Florida's U.S. Senate race

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — While Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson attack one another in an increasingly bitter battle to become Florida Democrats' candidate for U.S. Senate, Pam Keith is quietly turning heads to present herself as an alternative contender.

    U.S. Senate candidate Pam Keith, a North Palm Beach attorney, addresses the Florida Democratic state convention during the party dinner, Oct. 31, 2015. [Photo courtesy of the Florida Democratic Party]
  7. 'They are evil monsters that attack': Senegal's killer hippo problem

    World

    Each day, when Ali Fall heads to work, he knows he's tempting death.

  8. Review: Sunset Music Festival brings Hardwell, Galantis and a sea of candy-colored ravers to Tampa's Raymond James Stadium

    Blogs

    You really hope Unicorn Girl caught up with Leprechaun Boy.

    Borgeous performed at the Sunset Music Festival on May 28, 2016.
  9. North Carolina man pleads guilty to deadly mix of silicone, glue and fraud

    Nation

    Vinnie Taylor would meet his clients inside hotel rooms throughout the East Coast, equipped with gallons of silicone, super glue and cotton balls, according to federal prosecutors. He told some of the women who came to him seeking fuller figures, according to court documents, that he knew what he was doing was illegal …

  10. ISIS fighters appear to be hawking sex slaves on the Web

    World

    The woman is young, perhaps 18, with olive skin and dark bangs that droop onto her face. In the Facebook photo, she attempts to smile but doesn't look at her photographer.

    A Yazidi who had been held by Islamic State militants as a slave for several months sits in a tent outside Duhok, Iraq. Two different Islamic State captives recently appeared to be offered for sale on Facebook. [Photo by Alice Martins for the Washington Post]

Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week

Tim Canova. The Democratic activist running against Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in south Florida raised nearly $1 million in donations thanks in large part to the endorsement of Bernie Sanders....

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Jonathan Drouin was one of the biggest stars in the postseason, with five goals and nine assists in 17 games.

Jonathan Drouin: 'I definitely want to be here'

The relationship between wing Jonathan Drouin and the Lightning seemingly has been salvaged....

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For starters: Brad Boxberger nearing return, lineups for today vs NYY

Closer Brad Boxberger is expected to return from Montgomery this afternoon to see the training staff for his day-after pitching evaluation....

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