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In the end, Aaron Hernandez squandered his talent, his opportunity

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Waste. The short, violent life of Aaron Hernandez ended Wednesday when he turned his final act of aggression on himself. Hernandez, the former tight end of the New England Patriots and the Florida Gators, died of an apparent suicide Wednesday morning. And in the end, the final tragedy was the way he threw it all away. He was young, and he was rich, and he had a family and a big house. He was talented and on his way to…

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Domestic violence report, lawsuit threats, video complicating Augustus Invictus-Libertarian Party bonds

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Faced with new allegations of domestic abuse including sexual battery, Libertarian Party lightning rod and avowed ultranationalist Augustus Sol Invictus has been both lashing out at his “enemies” for what he calls slander and pursuing a deal he says will heal his reputation and his relationship with the party. Invictus, who ran as a candidate for the Libertarian Party of Florida’s U.S. Senate nomination but lost in the primary, was accused in a March 21 report filed with the Edgewood Police Department by…

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Bob Buckhorn’s poor choice of words

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has done a lot of good in his city. He’s revived a long under-utilized riverfront. He’s worked hard to eliminate blight in troubled neighborhoods. He’s taken leaps when it comes to attracting jobs. But he’s not always good about holding his tongue. This time, he went a little too far. Over the weekend 14-year-old Edward Harris was gunned down in broad daylight in East Tampa. It was the 18th homicide in Tampa this year and representative of…

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