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On Memorial Day, she remembers her fallen father, verse by verse

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Romano: Fifty years later, this bay area soldier is forever 19

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Identifying fallen U.S. soldiers carries a high emotional cost

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  1. For starters: Rays at Royals, on a holiday night

    Blogs

    After Sunday's crushing defeat, the Rays open a 10-game road trip tonight in Kansas City when they take on the Royals at 8:15.

    RHP Matt Andriese will be on the mound for the Rays, who lost on Sunday to the Yankees while giving up just one hit. The Royals are starting RHP Ian Kennedy.

    The Rays …

  2. St. Petersburg's Danielle Collins wins second NCAA tennis title

    Tennis

    TULSA, Okla. — Danielle Collins of Virginia defeated top-seeded Hayley Carter of North Carolina 6-3, 6-2 for her second NCAA women's tennis national championship.

  3. Aboriginal Australian folklore gets familiar sci-fi take in SundanceTV's ‘Cleverman'

    Blogs

    Another perk to having a growing number of channels and streaming services available: Awesome international shows. Thanks to SundanceTV, we can wander, or rather, click across oceans for something else to wet our palettes. They gave us France's captivating drama Les Revenants (The Returned), and Germany's …

    Araluen (Tasma Walton) and Jyra (Val Weldon), daughter and mother, are captured trying to escape the "hairypeople" containment zone. "Cleverman" premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. on SundanceTV.
  4. June brings a rainbow of events for Pride Month to the Tampa Bay area

    Events

    Expect to see a lot of rainbows and pink triangles throughout June as LGBT Pride Month brings events from the solemn to the celebratory. It ends in one of the biggest gay pride parades in the country on the streets of St. Petersburg.

    The St. Pete Pride Night Parade in 2015. LARA CERRI   |  Times
  5. Voters feel disconnected, helpless in 2016, AP-NORC poll shows

    Politics

    WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats feel a massive disconnect with their political parties and helpless about the presidential election.

    Republicans and Democrats feel a massive disconnect with their political parties and report an overwhelming feeling of helplessness heading into the next phase of the presidential election, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. [Associated Press, 2014]
  6. All Eyes photo gallery: On Memorial Day, the nation pays tribute to its war dead

    Blogs

    Today we remember and honor all the service men and women who died in service of their country.

    From left to right, Park Vogler, 13, Camdyn McMaster, 9, Colt McMaster, 6, and Case Vogler, 12, with the non-profit organization Carry The Load, walk through the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Texas, on Memorial Day Monday May 30, 2016. Carry The Load is dedicated to restoring the true meaning of Memorial Day.
  7. New video shows 400-pound gorilla Harambe dragging 4-year-old boy at Cincinnati zoo

    Public Safety

    Social media lit up with arguments Monday over whether staff at the Cincinnati Zoo was justified in shooting and killing a 400-pound-plus gorilla that was looming over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow moat.

    More extensive video of the encounter between the 400-pound lowland gorilla, Harambe, and the 4-year-old boy has surfaced. At times, the gorilla appears to be gently holding the boy's hand and at other times, he is violently dragging the boy. [Image from ViralHog YouTube video]
  8. Marvel creator Stan Lee weighs in on Captain America controversy at MegaCon Orlando

    Blogs

    Maybe if Captain America had settled down with a wholesome boyfriend he wouldn't be in this mess.

    Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 contains a shocking revelation about the first Avenger's history.
  9. Pinellas deputies conducting traffic stop involved in Madeira Beach crash

    Accidents

    MADEIRA BEACH — A Pinellas Sheriff's deputy and another man suffered minor injuries during a crash early Monday, the Sheriff's Office said.

  10. Kozuba & Sons brings Polish craft distillery to St. Petersburg

    Bars & Spirits

    ST. PETERSBURG — Fred Langford swept up the coarse drifts of Canadian rye malt that had escaped the auger on the concrete platform outside. Inside, the Kozuba family tidied up from milling grain.

    Matt Kozuba, left, and his father, Zbigniew "Papa" Kozuba watch the distilling process at Kozuba & Sons Craft Distillery, 1960 5th Avenue S. in St. Petersburg.   The craft distillery recently opened in the Warehouse Arts District of St. Petersburg. The Kozubas are Polish and have been in the spirits business since 2005. With the understanding that the spirits market epicenter is the United States, especially with regard to craft products, the Kozubas made plans to move to the US. After a lengthy search, they selected St. Petersburg, with the thriving arts scene and small business support that they were pledged by the city being major factors in their decision. Spirits production will begin next week and public tours and tastings will start soon. LARA CERRI   |   Times
Former Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford

Weatherford plots his political future, with a wary eye on Trump

Donald Trump's outsized presence on the political landscape will shake up Florida in a multitude of ways, including redefining the field of contenders for governor in 2018. That's clear after a talk with Will Weatherford, the former House speaker who left office in 2014....

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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: Rays at Royals, on a holiday night

After Sunday's crushing defeat, the Rays open a 10-game road trip tonight in Kansas City when they take on the Royals at 8:15.

RHP Matt Andriese will be on the mound for the Rays, who lost on Sunday to the Yankees while giving up just one hit. The Royals are starting RHP Ian Kennedy.

The Rays lineup has a few surprises, with Taylor Motter starting at shortstop ahead of Brad Miller and Desmond Jennings in CF.

The Royals are coming off a wild weekend in which they came behind in late innings to beat the White Sox.

Here are the lineups:

RAYS
Guyer lf,
Motter ss,
Longoria 3b,
Pearce 2b,
Morrison 1b,
Souza rf,
Dickerson dh,
Jennings cf,
Conger c,
Andriese p

ROYALS...

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