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Hillary Clinton Celebrates Her 69th Birthday In Downtown Tampa

Hillary Clinton spent her 69th birthday in Tampa. The Democratic presidential nominee was at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa Wednesday to urge Florida voters to take advantage of in-person early voting.
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On Thursday morning, Emmy Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard stopped by Open Cafe in east Tampa to make the case for Hillary Clinton. 

Woodard spoke to a crowd of roughly 50 Clinton supporters. She alluded to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, but didn't mention him by name. 

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As we continue our series on the impact of the Interstate 4 corridor on the presidential election, we take a closer look at the biggest county - Hillsborough.

Hillsborough County is considered so vital to the national election that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have already held seven rallies here. The Tampa Convention Center. Ybor City's Ritz Theater. Downtown Tampa. The University of South Florida - twice. And the Florida State Fairgrounds - twice.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump this week visited Florida, a vitally important battleground state, to fight the campaign's final rounds.

To get an up-close look, NPR went to Tampa for a Trump rally on Monday and the next day, went to one for Clinton in Broward County in South Florida. For each rally, we met with voters who'd lined up hours early — then we passed through the Secret Service checkpoint and settled in for the show. Each rally sent many messages, both intended and unintended, and helped paint a stark portrait of two very different candidates.

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The Florida Highway Patrol says five people, including two young children, are dead following a fiery crash on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Coconut Palm Drive in Tampa.


Sen. Marco Rubio and his re-election opponent, Congressman Patrick Murphy, went hard at each other during their final scheduled debate Wednesday night, accusing each other of being ineffectual and accomplishing little in Washington.

With open enrollment for health insurance getting underway in workplaces, odds are employees around Florida are seeing yet another increase in their premiums.

The University of Florida is backing out of its deal to take over Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in Lake Nona.

Utility Companies Concerned About Pollution Notification Plan

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Representatives of utility companies and municipalities told environmental regulators this week they are concerned that a proposed pollution-notification rule could place excessive reporting burdens on industry and local governments.

Florida’s Surgeon General wants to know how Miami-Dade County is spending state funds in combating the Zika virus.

Appeals Court: Malpractice Damage Caps Unconstitutional

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As the Florida Supreme Court considers the issue in another case, an appeals court Wednesday ruled that limits on "non-economic" damages in medical-malpractice lawsuits are unconstitutional.


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