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PolitiFact: How Trump plans to build, and pay for, a wall along U.S.-Mexico border

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Parents, former coaches lob pay-for-play accusations at Plant baseball's Dennis Braun

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How U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff avoided $235,000 in taxes last year

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Dining Planner: Cottage Industry Expo, Epic Chef Showdown, new foodie magazine launches

Dining Planner: Cottage Industry Expo, Epic Chef Showdown, new foodie magazine launches

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Movie Planner: Woody Allen's blah 'Cafe Society,' 'Jason Bourne,' 'Bad Moms,' 'Nerve'

Movie Planner: Woody Allen's blah 'Cafe Society,' 'Jason Bourne,' 'Bad Moms,' 'Nerve'

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Here's where to celebrate a midnight release of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' book

Here's where to celebrate a midnight release of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' book

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Plan your weekend: Pitbull, Hunter Hayes at the Rays, Naked Magic Show

Plan your weekend: Pitbull, Hunter Hayes at the Rays, Naked Magic Show

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  1. What's troubling athletes arriving in Rio? No Pokémon Go

    World

    RIO DE JANEIRO — So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes' village took several days to fix. Who cares?

  2. Documents: 150 shots fired in battle with Pulse nightclub shooter in Orlando

    Nation

    ORLANDO — An Orange County deputy estimated 150 shots were fired in the final gunfight between law enforcement and Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen.

    Law enforcement responds to the Pulse nightclub after the June 12 attack that left 49 dead and 53 wounded. According to one deputy's report, it was difficult to locate survivors among the victims inside the building because of the amount of blood on the floor.  [Getty Images]
  3. Get the scoop on New York's Ice Cream Museum (w/video)

    Nation

    NEW YORK — Move over, Willy Wonka. A temporary museum dedicated to all things ice cream is treating visitors to edible balloons, a Chocolate Chamber, a "swim" in a pool of faux rainbow sprinkles and, of course, scoops of heavenly ice cream.

    Visitors can suck on dehydrated  Miracle Berry that alters sour taste into sweet when they indulge in an ice cream topped with slices of lemon, while touring the Museum of Ice Cream in New York. The museum runs through Aug. 31. [Associated Press]
  4. Jimmy Walker, Robert Streb (63) share PGA Championship lead

    Golf

    SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — In a major championship season of endless theater, the PGA Championship lived up to its end of the bargain Friday.

    Robert Streb shoots the third major 63 in 16 days.
  5. Odorizzi, Rays beat Yankees in series opener

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — This is what the members of the Rays rotation talked about in April and in May and in June, too. That run of strong starts that would carry the team, because this is how it is supposed work around the Rays.

    With scouts from various teams checking out the game, Jake Odorizzi improves to 5-5 with 62/3 scoreless innings. “Everything is going well for all the starters, just consistent outings back-to-back-to-back,” he says.
  6. Donald Trump declares 'gloves off' in general election and dwells on past controversies (w/video)

    National

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The "lock her up" chants, a fan favorite among Republicans since the GOP convention last week, began about 45 minutes into Donald Trump's speech here Friday.

    Donald Trump unleashed fresh jabs at Clinton in Colorado Friday at his first public appearance since the Democratic convention. 
  7. Hernando community remembers the late Ernie Chatman at funeral

    Running

    BROOKSVILLE — Runner. Coach. Mentor. Legend. These are just a few of the terms that loved ones and friends used to describe Ernie Chatman before saying farewell at his funeral on Friday evening at Hernando High School.

    Linda Chatman, bottom right, greets guests in the receiving line at Hernando High?•s Imhoff Gymnasium Friday evening at the funeral for her husband, Hernando High coaching icon Ernie Chatman. Chatman, who coached baseball, softball, basketball, track and cross country in a 42-year career, died Sunday evening of an apparent heart attack. His uncanny success spanned several Leopards sports and decades. He was 66. He is survived by his wife Linda, two daughters and a son, and six grandchildren.
  8. Clinton campaign denies computer system was hacked

    National

    Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign said Friday that an "analytics data program" maintained by the Democratic National Committee had been hacked but that its computer system had not been compromised, denying news reports Friday that the campaign had become the third Democratic Party organization whose systems had …

  9. Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive 'so much cruelty' (w/video)

    World

    OSWIECIM, Poland — Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at Auschwitz and Birkenau on Friday, meeting with concentration camp survivors as well as aging saviors who helped Jews escape certain doom. In a guest book entry he made an anguished plea: "Lord, …

    Pope Francis walks into Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland, paying a somber visit Friday to the former Nazi death camp. Conveying sorrow through silence, he wrote an anguished plea in a guest book.
  10. Rays' Morrison goes on disabled list

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The rest and a cortisone shot did little to relieve the pain in 1B Logan Morrison's right forearm, leaving the Rays no choice but to place him on the disabled list before Friday's game with the Yankees.

    Babe Ruth?€™s great-grandson Brent Stevens, 38,(center) tells family stories to Rui Farias, Executive Director at the St. Petersburg Museum of History (left) and members of the media Friday, July 29, 2016 near a display of Babe Ruth Baseballs at the museum. Stevens will donate a signed baseball from his family to the museum's  ?€œSchrader?€™s Little Cooperstown?€ exhibition. (note: the baseball was not present, and will be given to the museum at a later date.)

Wasserman Schultz on resigning: 'Sometimes you just have to take one for the team'

"This has been a difficult week, there's no question about it. It has been a remarkable team effort, and you know sometimes you just have to take one for the team, and that's OK. It's OK."...

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When asked if he was ready to return to his closer role, Brad Boxberger said he first needed to show the team he is healthy.

For starters: Logan Morrison, Arcia to DL, Boxy, Franklin return

All quiet on the trade front for now, but that could change if Matt Silverman fields the right call from the right team offering the right package....

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Single-game tickets for Bucs-Bears game already gone

Just two days into individual single-game tickets being available for purchase, all seats for the Bucs' Nov. 13 home game against the Chicago Bears have been sold according to Ticketmaster, leaving fans to buy either season tickets or from the secondary market....

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