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Marina Khimko laughs while waiting for her prosthetist, Jason Myers, to prepare her prosthetic legs for a fitting during a Dec. 7 appointment at the Shriners Hospital for Children. [ANDRES LEIVA  |  Times]

Once a rare disease nearly killed her, now this teen is ready to meet a princess

Everything was packed for Walt Disney World. Clothes for three nights. The pressurized air vest and pump that travel with her. The dress she would wear to meet Cinderella. Only Marina Khimko's shins and feet were missing. But the 14-year-old girl and the Brooksville woman who raised her would pick them up on the wa …


The Senate vote

Senate Obamacare effort dies; Rubio in favor of repeal, Nelson against

WASHINGTON - The Senate Republican effort to Obamacare failed early Friday, with John McCain providing a decisive vote....


Abdul Karim Ali endorsed Mayor Rick Kriseman Thursday

Muslim leader endorses Mayor Rick Kriseman

ST. PETERSBURG — Abdul Karim Ali, president of the Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association, announced his support of Mayor Rick Kriseman on Thursday....


Folsom Elementary School is one of 18 in Hillsborough that are eligible for "Schools of Hope" funding.

Hillsborough could cash in with HB 7069 grants

There's still no word on whether Hillsborough County will join a growing number of school districts suing the state to challenge the legality of House Bill 7069, that sweeping state education law that, among other things, limits how districts can use federal ant-poverty funds...