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Florida Matters Preview: Birding In Tampa Bay

This week on Florida Matters we're talking about bird-watching in the Tampa Bay area and the people who make it their hobby – or life passion.

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Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

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Heartland To Headwaters

The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team has trekked through scrub, swamp and forest from one end of the state to the other. WUSF News travels with them on the third expedition, which started Sunday.

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Office of Congressman Buchanan

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan announced an anti-drug plan Monday to address the growing drug epidemic. According to the Manatee County Republican, the bill will be introduced in the U.S. House later this week.

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Elected leaders in Hillsborough County were in the hot seat Monday night, asked to commit on the spot to action on community issues.

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, fired FBI Director James Comey defended his controversial decisions during the 2016 campaign and asserted that the reputation of his agency — which operates under near daily siege from the president and his allies — "would be worse today had we not picked the least bad alternatives."

"I saw this as a 500-year flood, and so where is the manual? What do I do?" he said.

Florida voters will have a chance to ban vaping in restaurants and other businesses, prohibit oil drilling in state waters, create a list of crime victims' rights and give free state university tuition to the spouses and children of first responders who die on the job.

Going into Tuesday's arguments at the Supreme Court, it looked as though the court was headed toward reversing a 50-year-old decision and allow states to tax all online sales.

But after the arguments, the vote on the court looked extremely close with the states looking like they could lose.

It's a multibillion-dollar dispute, and the decision will directly affect consumers, cash-strapped states and companies large and small.

A new national poll finds a growing divide between younger and older Americans on abortion and reproductive health care — a shift that may be driven in large part by changing attitudes toward religion.

There's encouraging news for cancer treatments that stimulate the immune system to attack cancer cells. A widely used immunotherapy drug appears to be useful in a greater number of patients with lung cancer.

The drug called Keytruda, or pembrolizumab, is already prescribed to a group of patients who have a type of malignancy called non-small cell lung cancer. It's the principal form of lung cancer and found most commonly in people who have smoked.

A Florida man has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for his role in a $23 million auto insurance fraud case involving chiropractors' clinics.

Five men have accepted a plea deal and will serve jail time for the hazing death of a Florida State University student.

As she nears death at age 92, former first lady Barbara Bush’s announcement that she is seeking “comfort care” is shining a light — and stirring debate — on what it means to stop trying to fight terminal illness.

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