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Federal judge hears challenge to Florida abortion law

TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge this week could block parts of a new law that restricts abortion clinics in Florida. Lawyers for Planned Parenthood, which sued two state agencies over t …

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First funerals today for some of the 41 dead in Istanbul airport attack blamed on Islamic State (w/video)

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Richard Petty itches to drive his team to success

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  1. Tampa Housing Authority picks Related Group as lead developer on West River project

    News

    TAMPA — A Miami developer has been chosen to build the city's signature West River redevelopment, a $400 million project intended to expand the revitalization of downtown west of the Hillsborough River.

  2. Asheville, North Carolina's idyllic hipster haven, is being hurt by the 'bathroom bill' boycott

    Travel

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Emoke B'Racz is resting in the Southern literature corner of her congenial bookstore in this Southern town, a tad disgusted. The daughter of a Hungarian political exile, B'Racz is a woman who is cowed by little. In the face of opposition, she often prevails.

    Em?ke B'Racz, left, owner of Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, and Linda-Marie Barrett, right,  general manager, talk with a customer. Malaprop's has been a fixture in Asheville since 1982. [Photo for the Washington Post by Jacob Biba]
  3. Federal judge hears challenge to Florida abortion law

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge this week could block parts of a new law that restricts abortion clinics in Florida.

  4. News at noon: First funerals for Istanbul airport victims; federal judge to determine fate of Florida's abortion law; live coverage of Rays-Red Sox matinee; Culture Club still sounds fantastic

    Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores of others at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport in an attack the government blamed on Islamic State extremists.

  5. Sens. Nelson and Rubio help advance Puerto Rico rescue bill

    Blogs

    Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio this morning helped advance legislation to ease Puerto Rico’s debt crisis.

  6. Local law enforcement convenes for rescue drill

    Crime

    If you're walking by the Hillsborough River today and see four law enforcement agencies, two fire departments and the U.S. Coast Guard converging to rescue a distressed cruise ship -- don't be alarmed. Everything is going according to plan.

  7. Beruff aims to ban ex-congressmen from lobbying, but hires ex-legislator to lobby for his business

    Blogs

    To clean up Washington, Republican Carlos Beruff says if he is elected to the U.S. Senate he’ll push for a lifetime ban on House and Senate members becoming lobbyists after they leave office.

  8. Facebook says it will put 'friends and family first' in your news feed

    Personal Tech

    Facebook is changing the algorithm that decides what you see in your News Feed — yes, again. And for the first time, it's publishing a philosophical statement of the values it wants that algorithm to prioritize.

    For the first time, Facebook has published a values statement for its news feed algorithm. [Facebook]
  9. Regulatory approvals in hand, C1 Bank expected to become Bank of the Ozarks on July 21

    Banking

    The long-awaited merger of St. Petersburg's C1 Financial, parent of C1 Bank, and Bank of the Ozarks is expected to be completed on or around July 21. In an SEC filing, C1 said final approval for the deal was granted June 28 by the Federal Reserve, the last of the banking regulators required to sign off on the to …

    Representatives of St. Petersburg's C1Financial celebrate their initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014. Next month, C1's merger with Bank of the Ozarks is expected to close.
[Handout photo courtesy of NYSE]
  10. Show us your wits! It's the Tampa Bay Times' weekly caption contest

    Games

    Caption contest #38: Send us a clever caption for this image.

    Caption Contest #38 photo: Can you come up with a clever caption for this image? [1958 photo by Times staff photographer George Trabant]

Federal judge could block Florida's abortion law

A federal judge this week could block parts of a new law that restricts abortion clinics in Florida....

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For starters: Rays vs. Red Sox, facing an old friend

UPDATE, 10:51: Cash said they plan to play Guyer a lot, as much as he can handle coming off the hamstring injury. Guyer said he was ready and eager to get back in there. ... Cash said if Decker gets claimed elsewhere that is good for him but if not the Rays would like to have him at Triple-A. ... Cash said it was somewhat shocking that the Rays pitching staff had allowed five-plus runs in 13 straight games. ... OF/DH Corey Dickerson said his sore left thumb is feeling better and he hopes to return to the lineup on Thursday. ... Motter said playing 1B is not a big deal, that he had 5-10 games there in the Dominican Republic this winter and isn't too concerned.
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The loss of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 was mourned by coaches in other sports, such as former Bucs coach Jon Gruden.

Jon Gruden: Pat Summitt made 'real impression on me' with Vols

Tuesday's news of the death of legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt at age 64 reached far beyond the sport her Vols teams dominated, and her loss was mourned by coaches in other sports, like former Bucs coach Jon Gruden....

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