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Mexican national fulfills dream of becoming Fla. lawyer

tbo.com — It's official: The Largo man brought to the United States as a child from Mexico and now here unlawfully has been sworn in as a Florida attorney. Jose Godinez-Samperio was sworn in by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga in a ceremony Thursday night, said his attorney, Sandy D'Alemberte.
Nov 24, 2014

Mexican national fulfills dream of becoming Fla. lawyer | shar.es/1XJEM3 via @TBOcom

Second term will tell us who the real Rick Scott is

tbo.com — Rick Scott's sudden U-turn halfway through his first term as Florida's governor had tires squealing, rubber burning and heads shaking as people tried to figure him out. Is he the man who slashed public education spending in his first year in office, or the one who later reminded voters he had restored all the cuts and more?
Nov 24, 2014

Faceoff today with @tjacksonTBO asking what #RickScott 2nd term will be like - tea-like or moderate? bit.ly/1xTuSFj @TBOcom #sayfie

Column: Father of killed Navy SEAL works to create retreat for vets

tbo.com — For Scott Bill, a Sarasota residential builder, that has largely meant spending his free time trying to raise awareness of and money for the Naval Special Warfare community that his son Brian loved so much. On Aug.
Nov 23, 2014

Altman: Father of killed Navy SEAL works to create retreat for @NSW vets shar.es/1XjTIQ @TBOcom #extortion17

Lightning offense steps up in victory over Minnesota

tbo.com — TAMPA - There will be no streak for the Lighntning. After dropping consecutive games in regulation for the first time this season, Tampa Bay rebounded on Saturday with a 2-1 victory against the Minnesota Wild in front of an announced sellout crowd of 19,204 at Amalie Arena.
Nov 22, 2014

Game story: #tblightning defense steps up, answers the challenge in 2-1 victory over Minnesota shar.es/1XCB9T via @tbocom

Deputy, gunman killed in Tallahassee shootout

tbo.com — TALLAHASSEE - A man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a Leon County sheriff's deputy and wounded another Saturday when they responded to the scene, a government official said. A Tallahassee police officer who lived nearby heard the shooting, threw on his bullet-resistant vest, grabbed his gun and ran to the house.
Nov 22, 2014

My God. 2 days after FSU shooting, now a deputy has been killed in Tallahassee. tbo.com/news/crime/dep…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @TBOcom: #BREAKING Deput,; gunman killed; another deputy wounded in Tallahassee shootout two days after FSU library shooting buff.ly/1FdVp0W

DCF hired investigator with checkered past

tbo.com — When Florida's Department of Children and Families hired Karlos Barnes to handle child abuse investigations in 2013, the agency thought it was getting an experienced investigator who had left his job at the Division of Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco after a successful run.

Bolts notes: Barberio making most of limited playing time

tbo.com — TAMPA - Mark Barberio has been there, done that when it comes to sitting out long stretches of games before getting into the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup. Last season, Barberio appeared in just eight of the first 21 games and never played in more than four consecutive games until a stretch of 10 in a row from Nov.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @TBOcom: Bolts notes: Barberio making most of limited playing time buff.ly/1547EjC

Lightning fans: Cheers or jeers for St. Louis' return?

tbo.com — So, what is it going to be, Lightning fans? Cheers or jeers? Martin St. Louis makes his return to Tampa next Wednesday when his New York Rangers play the Lightning at Amalie Arena, the night before Thanksgiving. But will St. Louis be showered with thanks or boos?
Nov 21, 2014

Give us your take #tblightning fans: Cheers or jeers for St. Louis' return to #Tampa on Wed.? shar.es/1XhotK via @tbocom

House intel panel finds no wrongdoing in Benghazi

tbo.com — WASHINGTON - A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.
Nov 21, 2014

@TBOcom: House intel panel finds no wrongdoing in Benghazi buff.ly/1qJBtQo#Timing

General ‘very pleased’ with plans to defeat Islamic State

tbo.com — The man leading the U.S. military's efforts to defeat the Islamic State said he is "very pleased" with the results of a 10-day conference of nearly 200 military planners from 33 nations held at MacDill Air Force Base to plot the jihadi group's demise.
Nov 21, 2014

@centcom honcho GEN Lloyd Austin III ‘very pleased’ with plans to defeat Islamic State cooked up @ MacDill shar.es/1X6lCl @TBOcom