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Obama advocates for LGBT community

By on January 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 3:31 pm

President Barack Obama advocated the LGBT community at his inauguration speech Monday. This was the first time a president has mentioned gay rights in an inaugural address.

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UF expert: Algerian incident an attempt to block West

By on January 17th, 2013 | Last updated: January 17, 2013 at 5:56 pm

UF assistant professor Terje Ostebo said the Algerian hostage-taking is an attempt to prevent Western invasions, such as France’s invasion of Mali.

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Judge rules on Scott’s prison health care privatization plan, sends to Legislature

By and on December 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 10:43 am

John Cooper, a Tallahassee circuit court judge, ruled Tuesday that a plan for prison privatization must be approved by a full Legislature, rather than just a panel. Gov. Rick Scott plans to appeal the decision.

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Powerball excitement growing in Gainesville and across nation

By on November 27th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

North Central Florida and nation preparing for historic Powerball.

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Alachua County voters head to the polls

By and on November 6th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

We bring you the sights and sounds from around Alachua County’s precincts ahead of Tuesday night’s results.

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Florida consumer confidence approaching ‘new, normal high’ post recession

By on October 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Florida consumer confidence rate for October close to September post-recession high.

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Local political party chairmen weigh in on the third, and final, presidential debate

By on October 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

With two weeks until Election Day, local political party chairmen react to the final presidential debate this week.

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Presidential town hall debate to test both candidates

By on October 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The second presidential debate is expected to be an even matchup, according to UF professor Ronald Carpenter.

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Wasserman Schultz discusses the importance of young people voting

By on October 9th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Tuesday was the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election in Florida, and Democractic National Commitee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was in Gainesville promoting the importance of young people voting.

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Police have no evidence of missing UF student

By on September 25th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Christian Aguilar, 18, has been missing since Thursday and police have no evidence. The last place police confirmed Aguilar and Pedro Bravo, a student with whom he had an altercation, is at Best Buy at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

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