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Rubio might announce campaign April 13 at Miami's Freedom Tower

Marco Rubio has reserved the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami for an undisclosed event April 13 in what appears to be a potential, if not likely, spot for Florida's junior senator to announce his c …

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Meet Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the conservative threat to Jeb Bush

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HBO documentary 'Going Clear' tackles the question: Why Scientology?

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  1. Tampa Pride returns with LGBT parade and street fest in Ybor City

    Events

    TAMPA — Tossing magenta beads to anyone who would take them, Police Chief Jane Castor was a hit with the crowd Saturday as grand marshal of Tampa's first gay pride parade in 13 years.

    The Tampa Pride parade is the first of its kind in 13 years. The Hillsborough County Commission had banned LGBT events from 2005 to 2013. [Twitter | @WTSPAngela]
  2. With Riverwalk open, Tampa welcomes a day decades in the making

    Growth

    TAMPA

    From the day in 1976 that then-Mayor Bill Poe sold the first wooden plank, the challenge of building Tampa's Riverwalk has been marked by big ambition and a high degree of difficulty.

    Pedestrians use the new Riverwalk segment near Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Friday in downtown Tampa. It’s part of a continuous trail from the Channel District, around the Convention Center and north to the Straz Center. See map, Page 11A.
  3. Tell Me About It: Greedy co-worker makes gifting difficult

    Relationships

    Q: A co-worker of mine is getting married and invited me to her wedding. I sent what I thought was a nice gift off her registry that cost about $60. We are in the same role at our office and make approximately the same amount of money (and are fairly well compensated). However, my husband is out of work, and we …

  4. Openly gay athletes challenge NCAA's culture of silence (w/video)

    College

    Taylor Emery was in seventh grade at Grayslake Middle School outside of Chicago when she first wondered about her sexuality. But as soon as the thoughts entered her mind, Emery immediately pushed them out.

    Freedom High School senior Taylor Emery came out when she was in middle school. The Tulane commit says her future college is supportive of her being gay and she remains unfazed that some may not agree with her sexual orientation. [LARA CERRI | Times]
  5. Editorial: McGrady's steady leadership as Pinellas-Pasco chief judge

    Editorials

    These have not been easy years for the state court system. The courts were starved for cash during the economic recession. The number of foreclosure cases exploded. Homelessness, drug abuse and other societal issues created new challenges. In the 6th Judicial Circuit that covers Pinellas and Pasco counties, Chief Judge …

    Chief Judge Thomas McGrady oversaw foreclosure cases and helped establish innovative courts for special needs.

    LB Brandon Magee, waived by Bucs, heads to spring training

    Linebacker Brandon Magee, who had six tackles on special teams for the Bucs last season, is headed to spring training as a Red Sox prospect today after being waived by the team on Tuesday night....

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    Obama golfing in Florida

    President Obama this afternoon is at Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, continuing his love affair with the sport....

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    For starters, Rays vs. Red Sox

    UPDATE, 12:04: Cobb said his throwng session went well, that it's back to "square one but I don't think there's as many squares,'' and he expects to be back pitching for the Rays sometime in April. He said there was some tightness, as he would expect after 10 days off, comparing it to the first time he throws in the off-season, and said he was glad to get the first step back out of the way....

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