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Florida Gators face tough challenge of rebuilding stout defense

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When coach Jim McElwain took over at Florida, he inherited one of the Southeastern Conference’s stingiest defenses. The unit got even better during McElwain’s first two seasons in Gainesville. The Gators finished eighth in yards allowed in 2015 and fifth last year, no question the main reason they played for back-to-back conference championships.

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U.S., Cuba assessing efforts to save Ernest Hemingway artifacts

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U.S. and Cuban officials and scholars are meeting in Boston to discuss joint efforts to preserve artifacts at Ernest Hemingway‘s former Cuban estate. The forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum is focusing on a U.S.-Cuban collaboration to ensure the literary icon’s legacy lives on in both countries. Wednesday afternoon’s event includes TV host Bob Vila, a son of Cuban emigrants who’s been working to restore the Hemingway home itself. Joining Vila are U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern…

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