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Professional poker player sues casino that claims he cheated

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A professional poker player has sued a casino that claimed he won $9.6 million by cheating at baccarat, alleging it knew about defects in the cards and then destroyed evidence. Phil Ivey and his co-defendant, Cheng Yin Sun, filed a countersuit last week against the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, which sued the pair last year. The Borgata suit said Ivey and Sun took advantage of a defect in cards made by Gemaco that enabled them to sort and arrange…

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A round-up of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers

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A round-up of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers. Tampa Bay Times — Florida parks are public trusts, not profit centers How many times do Floridians need to revolt before Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders recognize that the state’s park system is not here for crass commercial development? The latest harebrained idea — to allow everything from timber farming to other agricultural uses — is a road to ruin for the parks and another sign that this administration has…

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A round-up of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers

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A round-up of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers: Tampa Bay Times — Who will look out for cable customers? The turbulence that consumers already face with choice, pricing and service became more uncertain this week with the announcement that Charter Communications would buy Bright House Networks, the major cable television provider in the Tampa Bay area. The deal looks like a good fit for the companies involved, but federal regulators need to ensure that customers are not steamrolled in…

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Florida State’s Jameis Winston shows off for NFL coaches, GMs

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Jameis Winston dodged brooms and blocking pads. He threw over outstretched arms and tennis rackets. He completed passes from the pocket and on the run. Even when it was time for a brief break during Florida State’s pro day Tuesday, Winston grabbed the water bottles and served his teammates. No doubt, Winston put on quite a show for NFL coaches, general managers and scouts. The Seminoles star threw passes for nearly an hour, demonstrating arm strength, accuracy and stamina while…

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A round-up of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers

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A round-up of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers Tampa Bay Times — Florida Legislature foolish to ignore medical marijuana The Florida Legislature is making a serious mistake by refusing to take up legislation that would legalize medical marijuana. Lawmakers are conveniently forgetting a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for medical use was nearly approved by voters last year, and their inaction leaves supporters with no recourse but to go back to the ballot next year with a revised amendment.…

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A round-up of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers

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A round-up of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers: Tampa Bay Times — Positive changes to help consumers fix credit reports Consumers stand to benefit from a recent settlement that will require the nation’s largest credit agencies to make it easier to fix faulty credit reports. The settlement also impacts the way medical debts are recorded. These long overdue developments could positively impact the lives of millions of consumers who struggle under the weight of inaccurate credit reports and face…

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A round-up of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers

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A round-up of Sunday editorials from Florida’s leading newspapers Tampa Bay Times — Dark clouds over government in the sunshine There are the familiar, such as the annual attempt to keep secret the names of applicants to become university presidents. There are the new, such as the broad public records exemption sought for videos from body cameras worn by police. There are the unnecessary, such as efforts to keep email addresses secret. And there are the downright odd, such as…

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