The Lee County school board has reversed its decision to reject state tests, after board member Mary Fischer changed her mind....
Federal officials are working to confirm the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows journalist Steven Sotloff...
Here’s an opportunity for veterans and their family members who want to share ideas, compliments and complaints with the Bay Pines VA Healthcare Sys...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to let go of their losing ways with new uniforms, a new general manager and most importantly, a new head coach. To...
An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who went missing...
Busch Gardens' Falcon's Fury is finally open. After testing that took months, the tallest free-standing drop tower in North America is now giving peop...
Republicans have had control of the Florida Legislature and governor's office since 1999 and have used their power to restrict abortions, loosen gun l...

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Four explorers spent 100 days walking and kayaking the length of Florida, from the tip of the Everglades to the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. The mission – to publicize the need to connect the state’s remaining wild areas.

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Ira Glass, the host and creator of This American Life, will be in town Sept. 13 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg for “Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass.”

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A mural on the 2nd floor of the USF Library.

The University of South Florida’s fall semester is underway and students are already lining up to check out the renovated library.
The $1.5 million in improvements addressed some of the students’ biggest complaints. Find out how on this week’s...

The renovated SMART Lab on the 2nd floor of the USF Library.

Students returning to the USF Tampa campus for the new school year might not recognize the Library, as the university’s academic cornerstone has reopened after a $1.5 million renovation.
The changes include a brand new “...


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Dinah Washington
This weekend in Chicago, they’re naming a street for Dinah Washington, near the famous Wendell Phillips Academy where the great singer attended high school.
Postwar America saw the hard edges of bebop segue to the cool. The music bewitched baritone sax man Gerry Mulligan, and it enchanted classically-trained pianist John Lewis; both became pioneers of...
Gil Evans, the masterful arranger, collaborated with Miles Davis on three indelible projects in the late '50s.

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Masters And Disasters: The Met Opera Quiz
At the Metropolitan Opera, drama is usually onstage. But for the past several months, it's been in the newspapers. Now that the embattled Metropolitan Opera has surmounted most of its labor squabbles...
Bruce Hornsby's Modern Classical Moment
He cracked the music world three decades ago, making smooth, contemplative piano-pop. On his new album, a double-disc live collection called Solo Concerts, Hornsby goes a step further by...

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