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Body found on Clearwater Beach identified as cruise ship worker

CLEARWATER BEACH — A man's body washed up on the beach Friday morning in the 1500 block of Gulf Boulevard near the Ultimar condominium complex on Sand Key, a Clearwater Police Department spo …

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Facebook's 'Year in Review' app swings from merely annoying to tragic

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Those who most need medical pot fear months-long delay of Florida law

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  1. Buying a mattress: An easy choice? Dream on

    Home and Garden

    Is there any home purchase more confusing and fraught with anxiety than buying a mattress? To choose the right one, shoppers must navigate a Kafkaesque maze.

  2. A to Zzzz guide for mattress shoppers

    Home and Garden

    There is no better time than year's end to evaluate certain areas or items in your home, and one of the most important is your mattress. It directly affects your ability to get a good night's sleep, which is tied to your health and wellness. If you need a new mattress (see telltale signs below), here are some important …

  3. Column: Sorting fears from facts about Hispanic migrants

    Columns

    President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration was greeted with mixed reactions. Republican outrage focused on the supposedly negative effects of extending residential stays, including adverse effects on our labor force and social service network from the predominantly Latino wave of immigrants.

    For achievement gap series, photos of  H. Roy Kaplan (cq) in his St. Petersburg office at 750 93 Ave. North.  H. Roy Kaplan (cq) in his St. Petersburg office at 750 93 Avenue North.
  4. Column: Common Core tests states, not just students

    Columns

    Last month, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush suggested to hundreds of lawmakers and education reformers gathered for his foundation's annual summit that "the rigor of the Common Core State Standards must be the new minimum." Furthermore, he said, to "those states choosing a path other than Common Core, I say this: That's …

    Jeb Bush said the rigor of Common Core State Standards “must be the new minimum.”
  5. Ruth: Cuba, America reach across 90 miles

    Columns

    It was not the warmest welcome. Arriving at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana back in 1978, the first thing I noticed were all the then-Soviet-era warplanes on the tarmac. The grim soldiers with guns in the customs area were hardly a lot of laughs.

    Street vendor Edmundo Gomez walks his cart of fruit and vegetables through the streets of Havana on Friday. Gomez, 70, is retired but sells produce to supplement his government pension.

    Want to read the Jeb Bush emails?

    Jeb Bush has said he'll release them (and some news organizations have already obtained and reported on them) but the Democratic oppo group American Bridge has them for your viewing pleasure....

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    More than No. 1 pick on line in Bucs' finale

    TAMPA -- For all the focus on the Bucs losing and clinching the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft in April, there are a few dubious honors Tampa Bay can avoid by winning against the Saints....

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    Josie B boutique in downtown St. Pete is closing its doors and having a great sale.

    As the year comes to a close, so will these shops around town

    I'm convinced there are some of us with an inner "sale rack radar" - an unconscious beam guiding us to the next sale....

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