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CDC: Don’t donate sperm in 3 Florida counties due to Zika

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Men from three Florida counties shouldn’t donate sperm because of a small risk of spreading Zika, U.S. health officials said Monday. The guidance had previously applied to Miami-Dade County, the only place in Florida where there’s evidence mosquitoes spread the virus. But infections were reported in people in South Florida who couldn’t clearly be linked to Miami-Dade. On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the advice should extend to two counties north of Miami — Broward and…

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Charlie Strong makes impressive showing at first USF press conference

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Everyone wins at hello. A new coach walks into a room, filled with new energy and ambition, and he knows which notes to hit in his opening press conference. Fans cheer, and no one fumbles, and no one is called for holding. The entire day looks like a bright future. It was that way for new USF coach Charlie Strong Thursday morning, as he was interoduced to fans and the media. He talked about getting better. He talked about a…

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USF looks to former Texas boss Charlie Strong as new coach

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The USF Bulls have made a Strong choice as their new head football coach. The Bulls announced Sunday that they had signed former Texas and Louisville head coach Charlie Strong as their new coach, replacing former coach Willie Taggart who went to Oregon. The Bulls signed Strong to a five-year contract. Strong, a former defensive coordinator with the Florida, was a member of two national championship teams with with the Gators. Strong spent 15 years working in Florida, which should…

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Former rivals, military leaders, actors to take stage at RNC

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Former presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio — the latter by video link — are among those set to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Military leaders, members of Congress, actors, faith leaders and family members of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump are also set to speak in what the Republican National Committee calls “an unconventional lineup” that will challenge the status quo and press for Trump’s agenda. Speaker highlights at the four-day…

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Shooting of Dallas officers spurs acts of kindness to police

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The Dallas shooting that killed five officers has spurred an outpouring of support for police, not only in Texas but hundreds of miles away. Around the country, people have showed up at local departments with flowers, sent social media messages or called to say thanks. They delivered coffee, pizzas, cakes and moments of solace for officers grieving after the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. SHARED SORROW One after another, members of the public…

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Many experienced GOP strategists unwilling to work for Donald Trump

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Donald Trump has finally acknowledged that to best compete against Hillary Clinton he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. But many of the most experienced Republican political advisers aren’t willing to work for him. From Texas to New Hampshire, well-respected members of the Republican Party’s professional class say they cannot look past their deep personal and professional reservations about the presumptive presidential nominee. While there are exceptions, many strategists who best understand the…

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Emails from 2010 show Texas investigators thought Trump U was a get-rich-quick scam that preyed on novices

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As Texas regulators investigated Trump University for fraud six years ago, Donald Trump‘s lawyers tried the same defenses the presumptive Republican presidential nominee cited again as recently as Tuesday — that the now-defunct real-estate workshops were top-notch and the students overwhelmingly satisfied. But internal emails reviewed by The Associated Press show the staff of then-State Attorney General Gregg Abbott weren’t buying what Trump was selling. Abbott is now the state’s Republican governor and a vocal Trump supporter. “The consumers we…

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