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Amateur pundits take to social media to weigh in on debate performances

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

The first presidential debate of the 2012 election season is still generating hashtags and hits on social media sites across the Internet, from criticisms of moderator Jim Lehrer to quips from fact-checking machines. Poynter Institute contributor Tracie Powell said she [...]

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Steps at Poe Springs will take more time

By on September 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Summer is coming to a close, and Poe Springs still does not have its steps. Delays resulted after water levels rose too high for construction to continue. Bob Barnas, the vice mayor of High Springs , said the delays in [...]

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Q and A with Jonathan Haidt

By on September 12th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm

A New York University Stern School professor spoke with WUFT about civility in American politics. The event was part of the Bob Graham Center election series.

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Poll boosts are waning for Obama, Romney

By on September 11th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm

There was a small bounce for each Romney and Obama after their respective party conventions, however that effect has already begun to wane, says Susan McManus, a professor at the University of South Florida.

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UF researchers explore cigarettes and “good” cholesterol

By on September 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

University of Florida researchers find links between poor cholesterol levels and a chemical in smoke.

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Space station power issue calls for spacewalk

By on September 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Two astronauts will embark on a spacewalk today after a previously unsuccessful mission to repair a power issue.

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Other Desert Cities opens this weekend at the Hippodrome State Theatre

By on August 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm

The Hippodrome opens this Friday with award-winning play “Other Desert Cities.”

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State’s consumer confidence stable

By and on August 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm

WUFT discusses consumer confidence with the director of UF’s Survey and Research Center

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Public gives feedback to UF presidential search committee

By on August 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm

The presidential search committee in charge of finding the next UF president hosted a public forum to help gage public opinion on the search and what qualities are important in selecting a president.

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Are space settlements in our future?

By on August 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm

NASA has been undergoing quite a few changes recently. In the past few weeks, the agency awarded the Sierra Nevada Corporation, SpaceX and Boeing contracts to develop a craft to take astronauts into orbit in the next five years. This [...]

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