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Trump plan would cut taxes for companies - and people, too (w/video)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump proposed dramatic cuts in corporate and personal taxes Wednesday in an overhaul his administration asserts will spur national economic growth and bring jo …

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Review: Divine, bloody 'American Gods' has us ready to worship this series

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The biggest regrets people have after buying a home

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  1. VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private care

    Veterans

    WASHINGTON — Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is opting to leave thousands of positions unfilled. It is citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector.

    The order by VA Secretary David Shulkin is described in an internal April 14 memorandum obtained by The Associated Press. The VA indicates more than 4,000 jobs would remain vacant unless they were approved by top VA leadership as addressing an "absolute critical need."  [Associated Press]
  2. For starters: Rays looking to win series with Cobb on the mound

    Blogs

    The Rays are looking to take a series from the Orioles tonight and will have Alex Cobb on the mound under what look to be clearing skies with no threat of rain.

  3. Spin control: Video of Rays Longoria's foul ball that went fair

    Blogs

    So what happens when you hit a foul ball with so much spin on the ball that it rolls back fair?

    Rays 3B Evan Longoria found out last night, when he rolled a ball down the third-base line that actually hit the grass on the foul side of the basepath and then came back fair, with credit due to Orioles 3B Manny …

  4. Freedom Caucus endorses latest Republican plan to revise Obamacare

    National

    WASHINGTON — An influential group of House conservatives threw its support behind Republicans' latest plan to revise the Affordable Care Act, even as some members balked at a provision that would allow members of Congress to keep health benefits that other Americans might lose.

    House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.,  would not commit to scheduling a vote on the measure. "We'll vote on it when we get the votes," he said. [Associated Press]
  5. Ann Coulter says she will pull out of speech at Berkeley

    Nation

    Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she is canceling her planned speech at the University of California, Berkeley, because she had lost the backing of conservative groups that had initially sponsored her appearance.

    Ann Coulter was confronted with the dangerous prospect of setting foot unguarded on a campus that erupted in violence in February after another conservative speaker, Milo Yiannopoulos, planned to appear. The school canceled his event. [Associated Press]
  6. Mnuchin: Trump has 'no intention' of releasing tax returns

    Politics

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. treasury secretary says President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his taxes returns to the public.

    Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin takes a question in the briefing room of the White House  on Wednesday, where he discussed President Donald Trump tax proposals.  [Associated Press]
  7. Jones: 19 things Bucs could do with 19th pick

    Bucs

    The Bucs have the 19th pick in the NFL draft.

    Maybe.

    FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2014, file photo, Texas A&M defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) blocks a field goal attempt by Auburn at the end of the first half of an NCAA college football game  in Auburn, Ala. The Aggies' Deshazor Everett returned the kick 65-yards for a touchdown. Defense. That's going to be the area of concentration in this draft, in the first round and through much of the proceedings in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File) NY150
  8. Rubio meets with St. Pete development group

    Blogs

    Sen. Marco Rubio continues to meet with Florida groups at a steady clip, and today he sat down with the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership. To his left is former Tampa Bay Times journalist Joni James, now CEO of the group, a nonprofit "focused on promoting urban (sustainable) growth and redevelopment."

  9. Work requirements for Florida Medicaid recipients move forward in House

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Some low-income people who rely on Medicaid may have to meet new work requirements to keep their health care under legislation passed by the Florida House on Wednesday.

    Rep. Travis Cummings, R-Orange Park. [Florida House of Representatives]
  10. Trump: National monument act has become a 'massive federal land grab'

    National

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands, as he singled out "a massive federal land grab" by the Obama administration.

    President Donald Trump accused the previous administration of using the The Antiquities Act of 1906 to "unilaterally put millions of acres of land and water under strict federal control." [Associated Press]
Rep. Travis Cummings

House votes to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients

Some low-income people who rely on Medicaid may have to meet new work requirements to keep their health care under legislation passed by the Florida House on Wednesday....

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For starters: Rays looking to win series with Cobb on the mound

The Rays are looking to take a series from the Orioles tonight and will have Alex Cobb on the mound under what look to be clearing skies with no threat of rain....

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A still from the video captured by Kenneth Keegan.

Who tows a boat like this? Someone in Pasco County apparently (w/video)

A video of a highly unorthodox, and probably dangerous method of towing a boat has gone viral from Pasco County....

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