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AT&T offering free coverage through Sept. 17 for Hurricane Irma

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Ahead of a “potentially catastrophic” impact from Hurricane Irma, AT&T is offering ways for customers to stay safe and connected through the storm expected to touch South Florida sometime this weekend.

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Haitian refugees get six-month extension, advocate reactions split

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Tens of thousands of Haitian refugees living in Florida received another six months to stay, news that some political leaders — primarily Democrats — are hailing as a victory. Others say it’s not enough. On Monday, U.S. Department of Homeland Security John F. Kelly announced his decision to extend — for an additional six months — the Temporary Protected Status designation for Haiti. This extension is effective July 23, 2017, through Jan. 22, 2018. That drew applause from Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie…

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Gov. Scott cancels Cabinet meeting to monitor Matthew

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The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday warned boaters to start preparing for Hurricane Matthew, and Gov. Rick Scott announced plans to visit the state’s emergency operations centers along Florida’s east coast. Scott canceled Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting to make the trip. He wants to make sure counties are prepared if the storm moves toward Florida, spokeswoman Jackie Schutz said. Scott signed an executive order on Monday declaring a state of emergency for every Florida county. Matthew was a Category 4 storm…

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Rand Paul: A humanitarian in Haiti, a pit bull in 2016

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Even while fighting blindness in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere this week, Republican presidential contender Rand Paul intensified political attacks against rivals in both parties, vowing to continue pressing billionaire businessman Donald Trump in particular as the Kentucky senator embraces the role as the GOP’s leading pit bull. An ophthalmologist by training, Paul left Haiti on Wednesday afternoon after spending four days on a humanitarian mission to the island nation. From a small urban clinic guarded by a…

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Watch George W. Bush wipe something icky off his hand onto Bill Clinton’s shirt

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Still not ready for prime time… In the video, we have two former presidents in Haiti working what is essentially a rope line, shaking hands with local residents. Behind the presidents but out of view are Secret Service personnel and staffers, at least some of whom are equipped — as they are for every similar situation — with wipes, disinfectant soap and hand lotion. In the video, we see George W. Bush, the blue-blood from the “let them eat cake”…

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‘Wine down’ at BayWalk this Friday

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BayWalk is continuing its popular Friday Night Wine & Music Series in 2010 starting Friday, February 19 from 6-9 p.m. This free event is open to the public and will continue through November on every third Friday of every month. The event always features live jazz music in the courtyard. Wine is sold for $3 per glass with 100% of the proceeds going to a different charity each month. This month’s charity is the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American…

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‘Wine down’ at BayWalk this Friday

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BayWalk is continuing its popular Friday Night Wine & Music Series in 2010 starting Friday, February 19 from 6-9 p.m. This free event is open to the public and will continue through November on every third Friday of every month. The event always features live jazz music in the courtyard. Wine is sold for $3 per glass with 100% of the proceeds going to a different charity each month. This month’s charity is the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American…

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