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  1. Miami Cubans share emotion: disbeliefRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

    Some Cuban exiles in Miami are outraged, but others are elated that President Barack Obama secretly arranged prisoner exchanges with Cuban leader Raul Castro as part of an effort to normalize relations. Obama's moves are "a betrayal not only of the Cuban people but of the American people," said businesswoman Remedios Diaz-Oliver, a board member of the U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC that lobbies for a hard line against the Cuban government.


  2. Florida legislators vow to get payment to abused childRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | St. Petersburg Times

    Several influential South Florida legislators said Monday they will not let a legal technicality stand in the way of getting payments to the victim of one of the most horrific child abuse cases in state history. Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, said she "won't rest" until Victor Barahona and his new parents get the $3.75 million they are owed after he was found near death alongside his twin sister's decomposing body after years of abuse warnings to the state went unheeded.


  3. School testing poised to get scaled back by Florida lawmakersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | St. Petersburg Times

    When the Lee County School Board voted in August to rid its classrooms of state-mandated tests, superintendent Nancy Graham says the district lost sight of a key factor: Children. Adults with political agendas on testing, accountability, Common Core and other issues held sway with passionate pleas, and board members took the bait.


  4. Tragedy revisits new Usf QB Quinton FlowersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    USF freshman quarterback Quinton Flowers, no stranger to family tragedy, has encountered it again even as he prepares for his inaugural college start. Flowers' 24-year-old half brother, Bradley Holt, was killed early Thursday evening outside an apartment complex in Miami's Allapattah neighborhood while engaged in what police described as a "good Samaritan" act.


  5. Bousquet column: A few notes on the 2014 election in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    Rick Scott campaign worker Mallory Mullen breaks out the big signs in preparation for Rick Scott's bus tour stop in Sun City Center on Nov. 1. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT He might send one to the Florida Democratic Party, which was unable to unseat one of America's most unpopular governors. Or to President Barack Obama, whose own unpopularity in Florida created a nice tailwind that helped Scott squeeze out a close win over Charlie Crist.


  6. Years of tracking giant snails costs Florida taxpayers millions but leads to no criminal chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    At a little-known government laboratory in South Florida, they keep the snails under lock and key. Sure, any escape would be sloooooow.


  7. Even with Crisco, cargo theft is no jokeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    The best cargo thieves are expert planners. They are patient and precise and pull off million-dollar heists without pulling a gun.


  8. 15 wounded as gunfire erupts at Miami nightclubRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    A video recorded early Sunday morning shows emergency personnel outside the Spot, a Miami nightclub, tending to those who were wounded by gunfire at a party at the club. The party in the new club went into the wee hours Sunday morning.


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    Sep 7, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    In this, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 photo, Roberto Salgado, 44, looks through a row of burgundy-red pants similar to the ones used by Cuban primary school students, at Nooo Que Barato in Hialeah, Fla. Salgado purchased six white shirts for three nephews they ll be using for school in Cuba.


  10. Port Tampa Bay to get two new cranes to handle container cargoRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    The Tampa Port Authority on Tuesday approved spending $21.5 million to build two new gantry cranes that officials hope will expand the port's cargo container business.


  11. USF's first scrimmage makes coach Willie Taggart happyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    A day after USF's first live scrimmage of the preseason, coach Willie Taggart said he saw a number of things during the closed session that were missing most of last fall.


  12. Fanny-pack mixup unravels South Florida Medicare drug fraudRead the original story

    Jul 11, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    The fraud scheme began to unravel last fall, with the discovery of a misdirected stack of bogus prescriptions - and a suspicious spike in Medicare drug spending tied to a doctor in Key Biscayne.


  13. Crist says it's time to end U.S. embargo against CubaRead the original story

    Jul 5, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    When Charlie Crist went to Miami's Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End the trade embargo against Cuba.


  14. Charlie Crist insists his newfound wealth hasn't changed himRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    Charlie Crist's loss in a U.S. Senate race was a crushing defeat, but it did wonders for his checkbook.


  15. Catching up on a new tugboat and port plans with Port Tampa Bay chairman Steve SwindalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    When he's not busy handling his duties as chairman of Port Tampa Bay, Steve Swindal is building his Marine Towing business, whose tugboats help guide big ships in and out of the port.


  16. Florida softball a win from title after rout of AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2014 | St. Petersburg Times

    Hannah Rogers pitched a four-hitter to help Florida defeat Alabama 5-0 in Game 1 of the best-of-three national championship series Monday night.


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