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Children cool off at the Curtis Hixon Park fountains in Tampa. Saturday’s scorching heat broke records in Tampa Bay for the month of April, with the temperature at Tampa International Airport reaching 96 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Ruskin.LUIS SANTANA | Times

It's not just hot, it's record-breaking hot in Tampa Bay for the month of April

Saturday's scorching heat broke records in Tampa Bay for the month of April, with the temperature at Tampa International Airport reaching 96 degrees and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport recording 95 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Ruskin. The high at Albert Whitted Airport in downtown …

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Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

Winner of the week

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. The former state GOP chairman accomplished what some of his fellow Republicans in the Legislature have failed to do: enact sweeping pension reform that puts new city employees into a 401(k)-style retirement savings system. Barely two years in office, and Curry's already eyeing a promotion to CFO. This big victory could help improve his shot at an appointment by Gov. Rick Scott....

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One less candidate for St. Pete's District 6

A crowded field just got a little more space in one St. Petersburg City Council race....

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The Florida Senate

ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of April 23, 2017

The Florida Legislature is nearing end of session, and activity is fast and furious on bills and budgets. Meanwhile, districts deal with finances, special education, safe schools and more. Catch up on the week's highlights below....

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