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U.S. adds a robust 295,000 jobs; unemployment rate falls to 5.5 percent

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. The Labor Department says the unemplo …

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Patient who died at Young VA had bacteria that causes Legionnaire's Disease

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft moves in on dwarf planet Ceres

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  1. Cabela, the dog shot and left for dead, survives surgery with all four legs

    Pets

    TAMPA — Good news from the Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service clinic: Cabela, the pit bull mix who was shot twice and strapped to train tracks near E Eskimo Drive this week, made it through surgery safely — and with all four legs.

    A photo of Cabela posted to Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service's Facebook page on Thursday, taken before surgery. [Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service, via Facebook]
  2. Editorial: Jolly stands for pragmatism over obstruction

    Editorials

    There may be a sliver of hope in the outcome of the avoidable fight over immigration and funding for the Department of Homeland Security in Congress. House Speaker John Boehner discovered this week he can move responsible legislation with a coalition of pragmatic Republicans and Democrats. One of those pragmatists is …

  3. Editorial: 50 years after Selma, struggle continues

    Editorials

    It has been 50 years since Alabama state troopers beat back protesters who tried to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge to march from Selma to Montgomery. The marchers, most of whom were black, were calling for voting rights. But they were brutally denied on that Sunday, falling victim to the billy club, the sting of tear …

    Alabama troopers use clubs to beat participants in a civil rights march in Selma on March 7, 1965, known as Bloody Sunday. This weekend, President Barack Obama and other officials will be in Selma to mark the 50th anniversary.
  4. From This Day: Sheri Jeanette Nichols and Clinton Parker Johnston

    Relationships

    A mountaintop proposal in Montenegro. A wedding in Florence, Italy.

    Sheri Jeanette Nichols and Clinton Parker Johnston, married Jan. 1, 2015, at the Palazzo Capponi in Florence, Italy. Behind them is the Ponte Vecchio bridge over the Arno River.
  5. 50 years after Selma, America retreats on civil rights

    Opinion

    Half a century after the Selma march, the United States is turning its back on civil rights.

    Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965: Alabama state troopers use clubs against participants of a civil rights voting march in Selma.

    Bucs bring cornerback Mike Jenkins back with 1-year deal

    Former USF cornerback Mike Jenkins, who played only one game for the Bucs last year before a season-ending pectoral injury, is staying home for 2015, signing a one-year deal Thursday to return to the Bucs this fall....

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    Capitol Buzz: 5 things to watch today in Tallahassee

    Friday marks Day 4 of the 60-day legislative session and Fridays are generally quiet in the session's first few weeks. A few things to watch:...

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    For starters, Rays vs. Twins

    After losing 3-2 in their spring opener and Kevin Cash's first game as manager, the Rays are back at it today at the Charlotte Sports Park, hosting the Twins at 1:05....

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