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Marco Rubio joins Tammy Baldwin in bill requiring Nazi art theft restitution

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Florida’s Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has joined with Democrat Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin on a bill that would force the return of, or restitution for, art and other belongings stolen by Nazis from Jews in the Holocaust. The bill, entitled ‘‘Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017’’ would seek to use the Washington Conference Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art of 1998 and the Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Assets and Related Issues of 2009 to prosecute claims and return…

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Goaltender Diego Restrepo coming back to Rowdies

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Diego Restrepo is coming home. Restrepo, a former Rowdies’ goalkeeper, was re-obtained from Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday. Restrepo was in his first season with the Strikers and played in 11 NASL matches and four Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches. “Diego is a goalkeeper I know personally from playing with him in 2013 and from serving as an assistant coach in 2014,” said Rowdies head coach Stuart Campbell. “He’s a great goalkeeper, and he’s played well this season, particularly in the U.S.…

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Did Steven Stamkos return to Lightning provide a hint for the future?

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He tried to ride to the rescue. He did not save the day, but you have to give Steven Stamkos credit for trying. He was rusty, and he was out of tune. Sitting out for 22 games, since March 31, will do that to a player. It was asking an awful lot of Stamkos to be a difference maker for the Tampa Bay Lightning in less than 12 mintues of play in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup. What it…

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A return

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Three weeks have passed since the St. Petersburg Times published its how-is-this-newsworthy account of my fall from grace. Coupled with the impending death of my beloved father (a fact — and cause of my difficulties — that the reporter mysteriously omitted from her story), the recent past has been a very difficult time. And yet, as those close to me know so very well, the holidays are my favorite time of the year. As soon as I breathe the first…

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