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Missed extra point costly as Florida falls to LSU 17-16

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Danny Etling threw a short touchdown pass in the second half and LSU rebounded from a stunning home loss with a 17-16 victory at No. 21 Florida on Saturday. The Tigers (4-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) moved the ball well early with jet sweeps and then pounded it between the tackles late, doing just enough to upend the Gators (3-2, 3-1).

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Spotify creates ultimate Fourth of July playlist

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With the Fourth of July come picnics, barbecues, beer – and music. Although music important part of nearly every Independence Day celebration, the actual songs may vary from different parts of the country, all depending on the culture, geography and taste. As an interesting experiment, streaming music service Spotify studied all 50 U.S. states, and compared what they are listening to on the Fourth of July. Using an algorithm designed by Paul Lamere, director of developer platforms for Spotify subsidiary…

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Stars weigh in on Super Bowl show, teams

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Country singer Dierks Bentley would love to be rooting on his Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. With the Cardinals out after losing the NFC championship to the Carolina Panthers, he’s picking the other team for sentimental reasons. “I’m pulling for the Broncos,” Bentley said. “That was like my original team before we had a team in Arizona. Huge fan of Peyton Manning‘s. I mean the Panthers’ story is amazing too, but I’m an older guy. I got…

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Catching up with Florida Democratic Party chair Allison Tant

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An Allison Tant rant was featured in a House Republican video produced for the annual Capitol Press Corps Press Skits. The segment set to rap music was taken from a news conference when Tant used strong language to head off a potential House Democratic eadership fight. It was unclear whether it was included to get laughs at Tant’s expense or to encourage the Democrats to get their act together; after a while a string of 81-39 victories get kind of redundant —…

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