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As Zika looms, U.S. health officials worry about the neighbors

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Saron Wyatt pointed to the secluded end of her small street in Houston’s impoverished Fifth Ward, where a mound of old tires keeps popping up. Always a trashy nuisance, it’s now a growing danger. Tires collect water and become prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes — especially the ones that spread Zika virus disease and other tropical mosquito-borne illnesses. Wyatt, a mother of five, doesn’t know where the tires are coming from. But she’s worried about it, and so are health…

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Democrat Eric Lynn likely to challenge David Jolly next year in CD 13 race (updated)

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Eric Lynn, a senior Obama administration adviser in the Defense Department, is strongly considering a run for the Democratic nomination for Congress against GOP incumbent in District 13 David Jolly next year, and could announce his candidacy soon. Lynn has roots in Pinellas, having graduated from St. Pete High School in 1996, and his family resides in the area (UPDATE: A spokesman for Lynn told Florida Politics on Tuesday afternoon that though Lynn is considering a run, he has absolutely not…

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