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Eric Ward officially sworn in as new Tampa police chief

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  1. Commentary: Surveillance contradicts our Constitution

    Columns

    This country was founded on the notion of liberty. It was the spark that started a revolution, the fire that forged our Constitution and the energy that has fueled our ascent to the great nation we are today. It is a word that is as synonymous with the United States as "red, white and blue." So it is striking to us that …

    Rand Paul
  2. Obama joins Twitter, racism quickly follows

    Columns

    There are moments when I come this close to quitting Twitter. The amount of hatred squeezed into 140 characters or less by lunatics usually cloaked in anonymity is enough to make you question your support for the First Amendment and your faith in the decency of other people. To the uninitiated, the torrent of bigotry …

  3. An ID card to help veterans

    Columns

    Earlier this month, I visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France as part of a national security mission to Europe and the Middle East. The memorial honors the American soldiers who gave their lives in the European theater during World War II.

    Incoming House freshmen, from left, Reps.-elect Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., Tim Mahoney, D-Fla. and John Hall, D-N.Y., join other newly-elected House member of the incoming 110th Congress for a group photo on the east steps of the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006. John Hall is best known as a member of the rock group Orleans.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  4. Editorial: Honoring those who died to protect us

    Editorials

    Like many federal holidays, Memorial Day has become a day that more often is associated with fellowship, food and fun than its founders' original intent. But we should never fail to remember the sacrifices of servicemen and women who have fallen in American wars. The entire nation should take time to honor and give …

    ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 23:  Small American flags are seen in front of graves during a "Flags-In" ceremony May 23, 2013 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. A small American flag was placed one foot in front of more than 220,000 graves in the cemetery by members of the Fife and Drum Corps of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, "The Old Guard,"  to mark the Memorial Day.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) 169457272
  5. Editorial: What does it take to fire a Hillsborough teacher?

    Editorials

    The four Hillsborough County School Board members who fired superintendent MaryEllen Elia for no reason earlier this year now have saved the job of a teacher who gave them every reason to fire him. With virtually no explanation, they disregarded the facts and Elia's recommendation that he be fired. This is another case …

    School Board member April Griffin, in voting earlier this month to reject the district’s recommendation to fire Reynolds, opined that “People do have lives outside of their jobs.”

    Gramaticas honor wounded veteran with new home

    The Gramatica brothers -- Martin with the Bucs, and Bill and Santiago at USF -- are a decade removed from their time as Tampa's place-kickers, but they're still making a huge impact on the community through their Gramatica Family Foundation....

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    PolitiFact Florida focuses on Jeb Bush three times over the past week

    PolitiFact Florida has been checking all sorts of statements by and about former Gov. Jeb Bush in the last week, ranging from state spending to the history of the Iraq War to the VA care scandal....

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    This is the photo illustration on the Stone Crabs Twitter feed.

    Rays minor-league Stone Crabs team apologizes for "A-Rod Juice Box Night!"

    UPDATE, 5:15: The Stone have now issued an apology and a statement:
    The Charlotte Stone Crabs have decided to cancel tonight's Juice Box Promotion.

    The Charlotte Stone Crabs organization would like to apologize for the insensitive
    nature of tonight's promotion.  We in no way meant any ill-intent or to offend
    anyone through this promotion.

    We sincerely apologize to the New York Yankees organization, the Tampa Bay Rays organization, and anyone offended by this promotion....

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