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Activists to protest NFL at Raymond James Stadium this Sunday

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People angry over the explosion of NFL players who chose not to stand during the “Star-Spangled Banner” before games last weekend plan to protest in Tampa Sunday afternoon, hours before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the New York Giants at Raymond James Stadium.

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Joe Henderson: Patriotism is more than waving a flag

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Patriotism is not the exclusive property of any one group. Showing real devotion to this country takes more than waving a flag and snarling at someone who doesn’t. It starts with understanding what this nation is supposed to be about.

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Kathy Castor wants increased federal disaster aid for Florida after Irma

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Tampa Democratic Representative Kathy Castor is pressing for an increase in federal disaster aid to the highest share possible to help Floridians recover rapidly from the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

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House Republicans reject Kathy Castor amendment to protect DREAMers

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President Donald Trump said beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program shouldn’t worry about their future, despite an announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the program will end in six months unless Congress addresses the issue.

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Tampa Dreamers denounce Donald Trump decision on DACA

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The fight is only beginning, say Tampa Bay-area residents who face deportation because of Tuesday’s decision by the Donald Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). “This is an attack on our community, so I want everybody to come together and fight, because this is not the end,” said Valentina Ortiz, 26, at a news conference by immigration advocates in Ybor City’s Centennial Park. “I have a lot of emotions — sad, mad, but it’s not…

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GOP arrives at crossroads choice of ‘mean’ & ‘compassion’

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My Republican friends (yes, I have them) loathe being called the party of mean people, and I completely understand why they feel that way. What some see as mean, others see as principled. That’s particularly true with programs like Medicaid expansion in Florida, which many Republicans say costs too much and doesn’t work well enough. I respect that point of view because it’s not looney, even if I don’t agree. But when it comes to so-called Dreamers – the children…

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Kathy Castor: It’ll be ‘colossal error’ for Donald Trump to dump DACA

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Kathy Castor says it would be a “colossal error” if President Donald Trump decided to pull the plug on the Obama-era program that protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

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