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  1. Planned Parenthood videos spark unease, irrational reactions

    Columns

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    My first reaction to the Planned Parenthood videos was to cringe and try to avoid the topic.

  2. Tell Me About It: New parents must address their sex life

    Relationships

    Q: Do busy working parents have sex? My husband and I have been married almost eight years and have an 11-month-old. We have to force ourselves to have sex once every other week. We didn't have a great sex life before the baby, and needed help to conceive, but this new normal is starting to get to me. We are a …

  3. Social Security is based on sound principles

    Columns

    In announcing his presidential candidacy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had some strong criticism of the Social Security program, especially its solvency. He claims that those who defend the system are liars. Sen. Marco Rubio, also running for the presidency, likens Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. Their rhetoric …

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  4. Editorial cartoons for Aug. 1-3

    Opinion

    These cartoons are from various Times wire services.

  5. Editorial: Pinellas should be flexible with resort tax

    Editorials

    With Pinellas tourism hitting record levels, it's a good time for the county to raise the resort tax by an additional 1 percent. But when the County Commission takes up the issue Tuesday, it should be careful about dictating how the resort tax money should be spent. The emphasis should be on remaining flexible rather …

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    Marco Rubio at Koch brother gathering in California on Aug. 2, 2015

    Rubio impresses crowd at Koch event, knocks 'constant secrecy and drama' surrounding Clintons

    Marco Rubio put in a crowd pleasing performance at the Koch brother gathering in California today, avoiding stumbles as Politico's Mike Allen fired off questions on Planned Parenthood, climate change, evolution and Donald Trump....

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    Rays rally and hang on to beat Red Sox 4-3

     A couple of clutch hits and the Rays left town feeling a lot better about themselves.

      Asdrubal Cabrera and James Loney knocked in eighth-inning runs to lead the Rays to a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Red Sox on Sunday.

         After six solid innings, and a career-high matching 113 pitches from Jake Odorizzi, the Rays used Xavier Cedeno and Steve Geltz in the seventh, Jake McGee in the eighth and Brad Boxberger to close it for his 26th save.

       The Rays won for just the sixth time since the All-Star break, and 12th time in their last 36 games, improving to 52-54.

       The Rays took the early lead, when Brandon Guyer, who looks to get more playing time with Steven Souza Jr. out four-six weeks with a fractured left hand, led off with a full-count homer against Sox starter Wade Miley.

        But the Sox came right back with a pair of runs on two two-out hits off Rays starter Jake Odorizzi.

        Xander Bogaerts singled, then stole second with no throw from catcher Rene Rivera. That was costly when Hanley Ramirez doubled, as Bogaerts came around to score. Mike Napoli followed with a single to make it 2-1.

        The Sox pushed the lead to 3-1 in the third after Odorizzi hit Bogaerts with one out. David Ortiz lashed a double off the Green Monster, Bogaerts came all the way around to score as the ball caromed off the wall so hard third baseman Evan Longoria picked it up about halfway out.

       The Rays got back to within 3-2 in the fourth when Cabrera singled with one out and Loney doubled to right.

       The Rays had a promising opportunity to at least tie in the seventh when Kevin Kiermaier hustled his way to a two-out triple that ended Miley's day.

        The Sox brought in another lefty, Robbie Ross Jr., and the Rays pinch-hit Curt Casali for .176-hitting Rene Rivera, but Casali was hit by pitch. Guyer then worked a full-count walk to load the bases.

       Rather than bring in a right-hander and face one of the Rays better lefty pinch-hitters, John Jaso or Grady Sizemore, the Sox stuck with Ross, preferring he face Joey Butler. And that strategy worked, as Butler went down swinging, leaving him 9-for-his-last 65.

       The Rays got another shot and rallied for two in the eighth off Junichi Tazawa. Evan Longoria got them started with a double high off the Green Monster. With one out, Cabrera ripped a pitch that one-hopped the rightfield fence for a ground-rule double, scoring Longoria as the tying run. James Loney followed with a single to center soft enough for Cabrera to score.

       The Rays left after the game for Chicago, where they open a three-game series with the White Sox on  Monday night. Nathan Karns will be on the mound for the Rays, lefty Jose Quintana for the White Sox....

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