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Donald Trump proposes wall to protect golf resort from rising seas

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Donald Trump wants to build another huge wall, this time to keep out the rising seas threatening to swamp his luxury golf resort in Ireland. The Republican presidential candidate has called climate change a “con job” and a “hoax.” But in an application filed this month in County Clare, Ireland, the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel cites the threat of global warming in seeking a permit to build a nearly two-mile-long stone wall between it and the Atlantic Ocean.…

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Mitch Perry Report for 9.9.15 — Another Democrat to enter Hillsborough County District 6 race?

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Rumor du jour is that there will be another candidate getting into the wide-open countywide Hillsborough County District 6 seat, but it’s not a Republican taking on Jim Norman. The rumor that percolated over the Labor Day weekend is that John Dicks, the 62-year-old former Plant City mayor and commissioner, is contemplating entering the Democratic primary, which already includes Thomas Scott, Brian Willis and Pat Kemp. Plant has been dormant in local politics since losing the Democratic primary race for…

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Tampa officials discuss their business and cultural trip to Ireland

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Last December, Forbes magazine called Ireland the fourth best nation in the world to do business in, based on 11 different factors — property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape, investor protection and stock market performance. The island’s low corporate tax rate of 12.5 percent has led many American corporations to flee the U.S. to conduct business there, and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn says the U.S. needs to do more to make it more attractive to woo…

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Steelers’ James Harrison disses Obama

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James Harrison plans to pass on another trip to the White House with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Harrison, the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, says he’ll skip the Super Bowl champion’s visit to the White House to meet President Barack Obama on Thursday, just as he did when the Steelers were honored by President George W. Bush in June 2006. Harrison told Pittsburgh station WTAE-TV he doesn’t believe the invitation is all that special, saying if the Steelers hadn’t beaten…

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