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Elderly Couple Celebrates Valentine’s Day Together at Nursing Home

By on February 15th, 2014 | Last updated: February 15, 2014 at 7:36 pm

The Phillipses have been in love for nearly 60 years.

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Syrian Refugees Share Stories of Survival

By on February 10th, 2014 | Last updated: February 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Two Syrian refugees visited WUFT to share their accounts of the horror they witnessed in their country during the chemical attacks on Aug. 21.

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On the Eve of Announcement of Suspect, Tiffany Sessions’ Father Speaks Out

By on February 5th, 2014 | Last updated: February 6, 2014 at 9:47 pm

WUFT News spoke with Patrick Sessions, father of the 20-year-old UF student who disappeared nearly 25 years ago. Police officials are expected to announce a new suspect in the case.

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Substitute Teachers Expected to be Hired Full Time

By and on January 9th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Some first-time teachers were hired as permanent substitutes as a way to cut district spending, but now Marion County is expected to hire about 100 as full-time teachers.

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Ice Protects North Central Florida Strawberries from Colder Temperatures

By on January 8th, 2014 | Last updated: January 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Strawberries are being frozen to prevent damage from below-freezing temperatures.

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Florida Residents Suffer From Federal Government Shutdown

By and on October 1st, 2013 | Last updated: October 2, 2013 at 7:28 am

A select group of North Florida agencies and programs are feeling the effects of the government shutdown.

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Former U.S. Ambassador Offers Perspective On Looming Government Shutdown

By on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 1, 2013 at 7:54 am

Stuart Eizenstat, former U.S. ambassador to the European Union, will speak tonight at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida on Judaism and global politics. The event starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

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North Floridians React to Obama’s Speech on Syria

By , and on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 9:17 am

President Barack Obama delivered a speech Tuesday that urged America to involve itself in the Syrian conflict and take a stand against the use of chemical weapons. Some locals were supportive of Obama, but others still weren’t convinced.

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Charles Chestnut Reflects On His Experience At The March On Washington

By and on August 28th, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 8:03 am

The first African-American school board member in Gainesville describes the atmosphere at the March of Washington and what it was like to be a part of the historic moment.

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Language a gateway to growing in Haiti

By on May 9th, 2013 | Last updated: May 10, 2013 at 8:50 am

Since the earthquake, the New York Times estimates that nearly seven billion dollars has been given to Haiti from around the world. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Leah Harding recently visited Haiti and reports on the growing push for sustainability within the small Caribbean country.

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