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Rays to dedicate Friday’s Pride Night to victims of Pulse shooting

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The Tampa Bay Rays will dedicate Friday’s annual Pride Night to the victims of the Orlando slayings. All open seats to Friday’s game against the Giants will be available for $5, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the Pulse Victims’ fund, which is set up for the families of the victims. Tickets can be purchased online with ticket and order fees being waived. Every person in attendance will receive a “we are Orlando” t-shirt. Proceeds from the 50-50 raffle…

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USF Health closer to downtown Tampa facility, but needs to pick up fundraising pace

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An ambitious new Medical Center for the University of South Florida may be closer to reality, but school officials need to step up fundraising if they are to hold up their share of the cost. That’s the message delivered to the USF board of trustees during a workshop update Nov. 30, as the college works toward developing its $152.6 million Morsani College of Medicine/USF Health Heart Institute in downtown Tampa. As reported by LobbyTools, the new complex would replace USF’s…

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NRSC chair John Cornyn tells Charlie Crist to return the cash

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Letter from U.S. Sen. John Cornyn to Charlie Crist: Dear Governor Crist, I was disappointed by several reports today noting that you have refused to return the contributions made to your U.S. Senate campaign while you were a Republican. This reversal stands in stark contrast to your previous statements that you would provide donors with “pro-rated refunds” upon your announcement that you were leaving the Republican Party. Breaking this promise demonstrates an enormous lack of character, as Floridians are reminded that…

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