Morning Headlines: Tracking the Tropics; Boy burned in fire; Badly beaten dog gets new start

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Today will be a typical August day. Afternoon highs will be in the 90s, heat index values will be in the triple digits. The rain chance today is 50%, but the rain will taper off after 9pm. See your full forecast here

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St. Pete woman rescues sweet, snout-less pup ‘Khalessi’. Read more
Autistic boy, 8, severely burned in Zephyrhills house fire. Read more
FDA approves flibanserin, ‘female Viagra’ pill. Read more
Super-strains of lice spread to 25 states. Read more
Tropical Storm Danny forms well out to sea in Atlantic, is expected to strengthen. Read more

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