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  1. White House eyeing $18 billion list of social program cuts

    National

    WASHINGTON — The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion worth of immediate reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure, and community development grants.

    U.S. Navy veteran Stephen Matthews sits for a photograph in the bedroom of a relative's home in Warwick, R.I., in 2016, where he and his family lived after being evicted from their home. Through federal assistance, Matthews received a voucher that would pay about two-thirds of his rent, and found a place to live in late December after a six-month search. President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget eliminates an independent agency that coordinates the efforts of several federal agencies which play a role in preventing and ending homelessness. Nonprofits and local government officials said it would be harder to house the rest of the nation's homeless veterans without the council's guidance, leadership and coordination. [Associated Press]
  2. Florida coach, Auburn player clash after softball game

    Sports

    Florida's Taylor Fuller (12) fist-bumps head coach Tim Walton in the fourth inning during an NCAA Women's College World Series game against Auburn in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 31, 2015.
  3. Pam Bondi hits the White

    Blogs

    Attorney General Pam Bondi may or may not wind up with a Trump administration job that months ago was widely assumed by her friends and allies to be imminent, but on Wednesday she will moderate President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s Women’s Empowerment Panel at the White House. 

    Pam Bondi was the first statewide elected official in Florida to endorse Trump
  4. Tallahassee group hurting Breitbart News' bid for congressional press credentials

    Blogs

    WASHINGTON — A Tallahassee-based research group started by Steve Bannon is causing problems for Breitbart News’ attempts to get permanent congressional credentials.

  5. Nunes facing pressure to step away from House Russia probe (w/video)

    National

    WASHINGTON — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes faced growing calls Tuesday to step away from the panel's Russia investigation as revelations about a secret source meeting on White House grounds raised questions about his and the panel's independence.

    White House Press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 27, 2017. [Associated Press]
  6. Bucs plan to lock up Evans but new deal may come after 2017

    Blogs

    The Bucs plan to lock up receiver Mike Evans for the long-term and he is eligible for a new contract after completing his third NFL season with a combined 3,578 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns.

  7. Hunter, Weeks will make Rays opening day roster

    Blogs

    Veterans RHP Tommy Hunter and INF Rickie Weeks have been told by manager Kevin Cash they will be on the Rays opening day roster.

    The Rays had to make a decision by noon today on the two, as they were classified as xx(b) free agents and signed minor-league deals and either tell them they would make the roster, …

    Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Rickie Weeks (8) rounds the bases on his solo home run in the second inning of the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
  8. West Palm Beach officials worry Trump visits make city a target

    Blogs

    The following is from the Sun-Sentinel:

  9. Billy Morris, with wife Tina and son August in an undated family photo, comes from a family of elephant trainers. The couple met in the circus; Tina was an aerialist who performed on the pachyderms. [Courtesy of Tina Morris]
  10. Case closed, but family still wonders how toddler was left on Alafia River island

    Human Interest

    RIVERVIEW — Tina Morris looked into her phone's camera and tried to soothe her frightened son.

    Tina Morris, at her Riverview home with son August, said her husband Billy Morris would never have willingly left the boy on Island 75 in the Alafia River. The boy was found stranded there on Halloween. His father drowned in the river. [CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  11. Rays report: Archer facing Twins, Bourjos coming in

    Blogs

    UPDATE, 9:26: SS Tim Beckham said the right hip flexor irritation that caused him to miss Sunday's game is feeling better and won't impact his availablity to start the season. Beckham plans to take ground balls today in Port Charlotte and rejoin the lineup on Wednesday.

    RHP Alex Cobb said the left …

  12. Dirty Dozen and Clean 15: Which fruits and vegetables are most likely to contain pesticides, and which aren't

    Cooking

    Sonya Lunder tells it like it is. She sniffs out the Dirty Dozen just as swiftly as she can pick out the Clean 15. As the lead author of the Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce and with a master's degree in public health with a focus on environmental health and toxicology, she eagle-eyes USDA monitoring and …

    Sonya Lunder is lead author of the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.
  13. Interview: WWE's Bayley talks defending her title at WrestleMania in Orlando

    Events

    Women's matches in professional wrestling once endured a regrettable reputation as popcorn breaks, bra and panties pillow fights populated with so-called "divas."

    As kids, Bayley and her brother wrestle and make up names.
  14. In West Philadelphia born and raised: 'Fresh Prince' cast shares a snapshot reunion

    Blogs

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air '90s sitcom starred Will Smith and aired for six seasons on NBC.