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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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Wounded Warriors offer Boston bombing victims support, encouragement

By on April 30th, 2013 | Last updated: April 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm

The Wounded Warrior Project offers perspective and support for Boston Marathon bombing victims who have lost limbs.

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Experts on Chechnya discuss suspect’s background

By on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Officials are searching for the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings that took place earlier this week. The two brothers, one dead, who are suspected of the crime are said to be from Chechnya, a controlled state of Russia. Two experts from the University of Florida discuss what this background means to the investigation.

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North Korea to restart reactor at nuclear complex, stirring memories of America’s past conflict

By on April 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Following North Korea’s announcement to restart a reactor at its main nuclear complex, Cpl. Duane Dewey, Congressional Medal of Honor winner from the Korean War, reflects on the implications of the announcement.

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Student veterans observe 10th anniversary of Iraq invasion

By on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the US Iraq invasion. Veteran Affairs at Santa Fe College is helping student veterans transition into life on campus.

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Crystal River’s nuclear plant retires, but Progress Energy is not leaving

By on February 5th, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Duke Energy is closing its Crystal River Nuclear Plant after a crack in one of its buildings was discovered in 2009.

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