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An injured person is treated in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 after a white van jumped the sidewalk in the historic Las Ramblas district, crashing into a summer crowd of residents and tourists and injuring several people, police said. [Associated Press]

Spanish PM voices solidarity with Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says his country is mourning in solidarity with the city of Barcelona and other cities in Europe that have been hit by deadly extremist attacks. Rajoy traveled to Barcelona following the van attack that killed 13 people and injured up to 100. He says the victi …

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Stealth anti-Jack Latvala group tied to Adam Putnam campaign

Politico reports:

 A longtime political consultant for Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam is behind a website calling one of his rivals in the race, state Sen. Jack Latvala, a “liberal.”...

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A check from Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn for $1,000 to remove the Confederate monument from downtown Tampa.

Tampa investor gives $50,000 to move Confederate monument, Buckhorn donates $1,000

TAMPA — Donations to remove a Confederate monument from downtown Tampa have skyrocketed since Hillsborough County commissioners tied the statue’s fate to the success of the campaign, including a $5,000 donation from former Tampa Bay Bucaneers coach Tony Dungy and one $50,000 donation from a local businessman....

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USF president Judy Genshaft posed with graduate Matt Jackson in 2015.

After Charlottesville, Judy Genshaft asks USF to "stand together with open minds and open hearts"

TAMPA — In a welcome letter celebrating the start of a new academic year, University of South Florida System President Judy Genshaft took a moment to reflect on last weekend's violence in Charlottesville and asked students to unite with "open minds and open hearts."...

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