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Take an in-depth look (actually, a listen) at St. Pete’s panhandling ban

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The inestimable Jackie Dowd writes: If you’re asking for donations for charity, selling a Sunday newspaper or just looking for a few bucks for yourself, you can’t do it anymore along the major roads in St. Petersburg. The city has enacted a ban on all kinds of transactions along busy roads in an effort to keep drivers and panhandlers safe. Meet some of the people you see on the roadside and find out why the St. Petersburg ordinance already has…

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Marco Rubio backs $20 billion BP fund

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From WUSF: It’s been an ongoing controvery – whether the Obama Administration should have forced BP to set up an independent compensation fund. It led to an apology to BP from Texas Congressman Joe Barton. But fellow Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio said he backs the $20 billion fund. Rubio paid a campaign visit to the south Tampa deli Datz, where the smell of corned beef on rye mixed with the mustard of election-year politics. He told the crowd…

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