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Revelers bid adieu to a year of conflicts, celebrity deaths

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As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts and deaths of legendary celebrities. How people are ushering in the new year: AUSTRALIA Sydney sent up a dazzling tribute to 2016’s fallen icons with a New Year’s Eve fireworks display honoring the late singer David Bowie and late actor Gene Wilder, becoming the first major city to bid a bittersweet adieu to a turbulent year.…

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Mitch Perry Report for 6.10.15 — Game changing developments?

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The big news locally this morning is Mike Salinero’s exclusive in the Tampa Tribune that Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill is prepared to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners and Mayor Bob Buckhorn tomorrow that a half-cent sales transit tax be put on the ballot in 2016, with 60 percent of those funds collected going to roads and bridges, and only 30 percent for mass transit. We’ll undoubtedly follow up, and we’ll all get the official details tomorrow. But I can…

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