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Little affinity for Marco Rubio in Cuba despite family roots

CABAIGUÁN, Cuba — In the lush countryside and teeming city neighborhoods where U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's family cut sugar cane, toiled in tobacco mills and scraped by to make a better lif …


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  1. Dining Planner: New Vinoy speakeasy, new Kahwa and ... lobster at Subway?

    Food & Dining


    Have you ever been to the super exclusive club-members-and-hotel-guests-only Fred's at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club? Me neither. In countless visits to Marchand's, Alfresco's and the Lobby Bar, I've peeked my head in there and wondered what goes on. …

    Subway is selling lobster rolls, and they?re pretty darn good. It?s $17.95 for a foot-long, $9.95 for a 6-inch sandwich ? a lot of money by Subway standards but a mere pittance when compared to one eaten dockside in Kennebunkport. Not all stores sell them, but you?ll find them at the Hillsborough Ave. location in Tampa, Tampa Road in Oldsmar, Park Blvd. in Pinellas Park, Brian Dairy Road in Largo and on 4th St. in St. Pete, which is where I had one and, sure enough, it?s a pretty upstanding sandwich: a good ratio of seafood shreds to discernable claw meat, not too much mayo, ribbons of cold iceberg and a soft roll that can be toasted for greater verisimilitude.

  2. Editorial: Keep Hillsborough County Commission at seven


    Hillsborough County's Charter Review Board should reject an attempt to change the makeup of the County Commission. The authors of the county's charter rightly set the number of commissioners at seven, a manageable figure that allows voters to elect a majority of commissioners and hold them accountable for their …

  3. Editorial: Hard choices for Greece


    Greek voters chose the worst of two bad options Sunday in rejecting the austere terms of a new and much-needed bailout plan. With the economy on the verge of collapse, Greek's leftist government now has only days to convince international lenders that the country deserves a more balanced reform package. That is a much …

    Greek voters chose the worst of two bad options Sunday in rejecting the austere terms of a new and much-needed bailout plan.
  4. Editorial: Reaching her goal with grit


    There is one kind of heart, the genetically determined potential of the organ beating in a baby's chest at birth. And there's another kind, born of grit.

  5. Tuesday's letters: Make police body cameras a priority


    Police divided on body cams | June 29

    Make police cameras a priority

    My Outfit Monday, vacation style edition: Three cities, three outfits

    I just got back from a one-week escape up the East Coast, a road trip up to Williamsburg, Va., with side trips to Richmond and Washington, D.C. It was relaxing. It was fun. It was, most of all, not Florida, with temperatures hovering in the low 80s for the most part and a glorious breeze. I wish I were still there....


    Pro-Marco Rubio group says it has raised $15.8M

    Conservative Solutions Project, a political nonprofit backing 2016 Republican candidate Marco Rubio, said Monday it has collected $15.8 million since it was established last year....


    The Rays will send Alex Colome to the mound tonight in what could be his last start as Jake Odorizzi is lined up to take his spot on Saturday.

    For starters, Rays at Royals - weather permitting

    An omimous forecast that includes the potential for hail is the major issue tonight as the Rays look to cobble a winning streak as they take on the Royals with a scheduled 8:10 first pitch....