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Replay: Lightning comes from behind again to beat Devils

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Is every game going to be like this? Are the Tampa Bay Lightning going to fall behind 2-0 after every first period? Are they going to, somehow, manage a comeback to win? The Lightning won its second game in as many tries Saturday night, overcoming a lackluster first period to win over the New Jersey Devils. “Yeah, the big joke in our staff room was a two-goal lead is the hardest lead to protect,” said coach Jon Cooper. “Then somebody…

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Lady Gaga hits stage for invite-only show for DNC delegates

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Lady Gaga hit the stage at an invitation-only concert Thursday for delegates to the Democratic National Convention, covering classic songs from Woody Guthrie, Neil Young, the Beatles and others. Gaga opened with a jazzy version of Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” and then Young’s “Old Man.” She was introduced by Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, who called her a star who’s not afraid to speak out about sexual violence and mental health. She closed out her set with the…

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Dan Coats says Donald Trump hasn’t made up his mind on VP

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The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign ahead of the Republican and Democratic national conventions (all times EDT): 1:30 p.m. Indiana Sen. Dan Coats says Donald Trump hasn’t made up his mind about who to select as his running mate. Coats told The Associated Press Wednesday that he spoke with Gov. Mike Pence late Tuesday — one of the names on Trump’s shortlist of potential running mates — and Pence told him there’s still no decision. “I think he’s the…

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Today on Context Florida: Hillary Clinton wins Florida, healthcare costs, Chris Christie, homelessness and women-owned business

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Today on Context Florida: Steve Schale explains why Hillary Clinton should easily defeat Bernie Sanders in Florida’s presidential primary. For the first time in a while, the Florida Democratic Primary will mean something.  For Bernie Sanders, it is a chance to prove he can win a big, diverse state.  For Hillary Clinton, it is an opportunity to solidify her position as the party’s standard-bearer. Yet, unless something dramatic changes, Schale says Clinton will win Florida and firmly position herself as the…

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Chris Christie on Donald Trump appearance: ‘I wasn’t being held hostage’

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Anyone worried that Republican Gov. Chris Christie was being held hostage by Donald Trump as he stood, seemingly shell-shocked, behind the GOP presidential front-runner on Super Tuesday can rest easy. “No, I wasn’t being held hostage. No, I wasn’t sitting up there thinking, ‘Oh, my God, what have I done?’” Christie said Thursday back home in New Jersey. “I don’t know what I was supposed to be doing. All these armchair psychiatrists should give it a break.” He said his…

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Chris Christie supporters see momentum in New Hampshire

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All the marathon town hall meetings, the bar visits, house parties and time invested in New Hampshire finally seem to be paying off for GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie. Poll after poll show the New Jersey governor making gains in the first-in-the-nation primary state. And his supporters say they feel a palpable surge in excitement as the calendar draws nearer to February 9: primary day. “It’s electric,” said Barbara Sheehan, a New Jersey native who now lives in Tuftonboro, after…

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What Republican presidential candidates think about online gambling

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Online gambling is always a contentious issue for the public and presidential candidates alike. The Republican candidates would like to be seen as pillars of the community but many of their potential voters enjoy a spin on a slot game or a bit of online poker. Donald Trump was at one time a casino owner and has many friends in the casino industry, with some backing his campaign. One of the biggest contributors to his campaign is Sheldon Adelson, who…

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