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In depth: John Morgan & Grady Judd on medical marijuana amendment Video included

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When Florida voters go to the polls in November, one issue could overshadow every race from governor to school board: Constitutional Amendment 2. That's the one titled "use of marijuana for certain medical conditions. More>>

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Florida judge approves new congressional districts

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A Florida judge is giving his approval to a new congressional map that was redrawn by state legislators. But Circuit Judge Terry Lewis on Friday also said that this year's elections will not use the new boundaries.
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What is ISIS, and how much of a threat are they to the U.S.?

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ISIS stands for “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.” (It is also referred to as ISIL, which stands for "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.") Brookings Institution National Security expert Michael O'Hanlon describes ISIS as a multi-national, group of terrorists whose immediate goal is to rule over as much of Iraq and Syria as they can. More>>

Clearwater Marine Aquarium makes splash with new plans

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We're getting our first look at what a new Clearwater Marine Aquarium could look like. The aquarium unveiled plans for a new, $68-million downtown facility this morning. More>>

Coast Guard offloads $19 million in Cocaine in St. Pete Video included

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The U.S Coast Guard Cutter Hawk arrived in St. Petersburg Friday morning carrying $19 million worth of Cocaine seized during operation Unified Resolve Patrol. More>>

Ruskin native killed in Afghanistan

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A paratrooper from Ruskin has been killed in action in Afghanistan. No details were immediately provided about where or how Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett died. More>>

New restaurant, clothing story set to open in Hyde Park Village

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A new flair of Mexican food is coming to south Tampa. The chain Bartaco will be opening its first Florida location in Hyde Park Village.The opening date has yet to be announced, but construction will begin this fall. More>>

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  • 13 of the best 'Simpsons' episodes

    13 of the best 'Simpsons' episodes

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:59:51 GMT
    The FXX Network is airing every episode of the long-running animated series this weekend.That means the series' early episodes -- widely regarded as some of the best -- are on TV for the first time in a while. 
    The FXX Network is airing every episode of the long-running animated series this weekend.That means the series' early episodes -- widely regarded as some of the best -- are on TV for the first time in a while. 
  • Can Tampa ever reconnect with Havana?

    Can Tampa ever reconnect with Havana?

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:24:08 GMT
    If your ancestors emigrated from Europe, you might trace your roots to Ellis Island in the early 1900's. If you're a Cuban American from Tampa, your Ellis Island is likely Ybor City around the same time.
    If your ancestors emigrated from Europe, you might trace your roots to Ellis Island in the early 1900's. If you're a Cuban American from Tampa, your Ellis Island is likely Ybor City around the same time.
  • WATCH: Grouper swallows shark in one gulp

    WATCH: Grouper swallows shark in one gulp

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:03:54 GMT
    A grouper and a shark meet up in the gulf, and the end result may not be what you'd expect. Video posted to YouTube shows the goliath grouper swallowing the shark in one bite.
    A grouper and a shark meet up in the gulf, and the end result may not be what you'd expect. Video posted to YouTube shows the goliath grouper swallowing the shark in one bite.
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