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Banned at USF graduation: Selfies

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The University of South Florida is changing its graduation guidelines, requesting that seniors stop taking "selfies" with the school president during the ceremony.

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Road openings a glimmer of hope for US 19 businesses

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Construction along U.S. 19 has been creating tricky business for years, but now owners can somewhat breathe a small sigh of relief. Crews have opened a frontage road between Countryside Boulevard and Sunset Road.

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Driver killed in NB 275 accident

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A fatal accident shut down northbound I-275 at Sligh early Wednesday morning, but the area is now open again. More>>

Woman's body found in Manatee County

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Manatee County deputies are trying to identify a body found Tuesday near U.S. 41 North in Palmetto.

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Craft beer brewers say legislation would crush their businesses Video included

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A state Senate committee has voted to require most craft brewers to funnel bottled beer through a distributor, even if it never leaves their building. Brewers are furious, saying distributors are funneling money to legislators to make sure the law passes.
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Naps linked with higher risk of death

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Middle-age and older adults who take daytime naps may be at increased risk of dying, a new study from England suggests.


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Investors eye Sarasota space for marijuana growers Video included

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A company called Cannabis RX has paid more than $1 million to buy Wellcraft Marine, and even more to fix it up and re-list it. More>>

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  • Shipping containers converted to affordable homes

    Shipping containers converted to affordable homes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:49:37 GMT
    New Generation Builders has completely overhauled two steel-walled containers, one that measures 8’ by 40’ and another that covers 8’ by 20’. Each includes a sliding glass door, windows, space for a queen size bed, air conditioning, a kitchen, and a bathroom—including hot water.
    New Generation Builders has completely overhauled two steel-walled containers, one that measures 8’ by 40’ and another that covers 8’ by 20’. Each includes a sliding glass door, windows, space for a queen size bed, air conditioning, a kitchen, and a bathroom—including hot water.
  • Anaheim's Wonderful WonderCon

    Anaheim's Wonderful WonderCon

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:58:42 GMT
    It was Easter weekend and while some Angelenos spent their time at Mass, there was a group of passionate people who showed up in mass to celebrate their favorite superheroes at the Anaheim WonderCon.
    It was Easter weekend and while some Angelenos spent their time at Mass, there was a group of passionate people who showed up in mass to celebrate their favorite superheroes at the Anaheim WonderCon.
  • Sun halo delights Bay Area

    Sun halo delights Bay Area

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:11:57 GMT
    All eyes are on the sky in the Bay Area this afternoon after a relatively rare rainbow halo appeared around the sun. The phenomenon is due to ice in the upper atmosphere.
    All eyes were on the sky in the Bay Area this afternoon after a relatively rare rainbow halo appeared around the sun. The phenomenon was due to ice in the upper atmosphere, FOX 13 chief meteorologist Paul Dellegatto explained.
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