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  1. Kushner to lead new Trump office to bring business ideas to government

    National

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, …

    Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, listens during a meeting with small business leaders at the White House on Jan. 30. [Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford]
  2. Corruption protests sweep Russia; opposition leader arrested (w/video)

    World

    MOSCOW — Russia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with dozens of protest across the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is …

    Police detain a protester in downtown Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 26, 2017. Russia's leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny and his supporters aim to hold anti-corruption demonstrations throughout Russia. But authorities are denying permission and police have warned they won't be responsible for "negative consequences" or unsanctioned gatherings. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
  3. Ivanka Trump to attend women's economic summit in Berlin

    National

    WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women, a senior administration official said Sunday.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens as Ivanka Trump speaks during a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on March 17.  . Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women, a senior administration official said. [Associated Press]
  4. 46 dogs from South Korea meat farm saved from slaughter, arrive in New York

    Nation

    NEW YORK — Forty-six dogs were flown to New York from South Korea after being rescued at a farm where they were to be slaughtered for human consumption, animal advocates said Sunday.

    A crate holding two puppies rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm are loaded onto an animal transport vehicle near Kennedy Airport by Animal Haven Director of Operations Mantat Wong, left, and volunteer Nicole Smith on Sunday in the Queens borough of New York. [Humane Society International via AP]
  5. Drug dosage doubled before girl live-streamed suicide

    Health

    MIAMI — A month before a South Florida foster child live-streamed her suicide on Facebook Live, the dosage of an antidepressant given to her was doubled by a doctor.

     Naika Venant had been prescribed an increased dosage of Zoloft before she killed herself during a Facebook Live broadcast, according to a report. [Times files]
  6. 3 takeaways from Rays 7-4 loss to Yankees

    Blogs

    3 takeaways from Rays 7-4 loss to Yankees:

  7. Sprint driver, Tampa resident David Steele dies in race crash at Desoto Speedway

    Auto racing

    BRADENTON — Sprint car driver David Steele was killed in a crash during a race Saturday at Desoto Speedway. Steele, an Indianapolis native who lived in Tampa, was 42.

    David Steele, 42, was a native of Indianapolis but lived in Tampa.
  8. New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will 'explode'

    Banking

    ATLANTA — Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that "ObamaCare will explode."

    Clare Schexnyder says that while the current law isn’t perfect, it was a lifesaver for her, and also covered her daughter Sofi when her appendix burst.
  9. Jake Dotchin gives Lightning timely injection of intensity

    Lightning Strikes

    BRANDON — Victor Hedman paused while answering a question after Sunday's practice about Jake Dotchin, his rookie partner on the Lightning's top defensive line.

    Jake Dotchin, left, fighting the Flames’ Lance Bouma, isn’t afraid to stand up for teammates, Victor Hedman says.
  10. 1 dead, 15 injured in Cincinnati nightclub gunfight

    Crime

    A gunfight broke out inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday, leaving one man dead and 15 other people wounded after a dispute among several patrons escalated into a shootout, authorities said.

    A body is removed as police work at the Cameo club after a fatal shooting, Sunday  in Cincinnati. [Associated Press]
  11. Army parents serving country overseas reunite with kids at Yankees game

    News

    TAMPA — It's a scene that never gets old, and it remains hard not to tear up as it unfolds.

    Captain Elizabeth Gomez, left, holds back tears as she waits with her husband, Chief Warrant Officer Jose Gomez, in full Yankees' catcher gear for the ceremonial first pitches from her daughter Isabella, 5, and son Daniel, 10, before the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Both of the Gomez' have been deployed for the last nine months and surprised their children at the game.
  12. Jeb Bush says Trump 'should stop saying things that aren't true'

    Blogs

    Jeb Bush has a little unsolicited advice for President Donald Trump, his former primary rival.

  13. Jones: Gators' ending disappointing, but the season was not

    College

    NEW YORK — Two years ago, Mike White showed up in Gainesville to take over a once-proud basketball program that had lost its way.

    As UF’s Justin Leon walks off, South Carolina celebrates after rallying to reach the Final Four. The Gators end a 27-9 season with reason for optimism.
  14. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of March 27-April 2.

    Events

    Cuban Sandwich Festival: Contenders for sandwich bragging rights will set up at HCC's Ybor City campus. Saturday, they'll try to make the world's biggest Cuban sandwich at 135 feet (noon to 6 p.m.). Smackdown Sunday will bring the judging. Free. thecuba …

    TAMPA -- A stack of award-winning Historic Tampa Cuban Sandwiches from The Floridian, the reigning champion in the Historic category at the annual Cuban Sandwich Festival, held this year on March 20. Taken 3-4-16 by Scott Purks