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In The News: UF Students React To Trump’s Muslim Comments, Off-Duty Police Officer Kills Suspect In Tallahassee, Study Says Americans Aren’t Positive About Getting Out Of Debt, St. Augustine Teacher In Trouble After Relationship With Student, Fort Myers Breaks Ties With ZombiCon

Trump’s comments on Muslims bring disapproval but not surprise at UF – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a widespread ban on Muslims entering the U.S., a thought that has UF students disappointed but not surprised. One member of Islam on Campus called it “un-American” of Trump to against the …

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In the News: Burglary Suspect Killed By Alligator, FDLE Reports Surge in Gun Sales, Founder of The North Face Dies, Bomb Threat at Jacksonville High School

Deputies: Burglary Suspect Hiding in Pond Killed By Alligator – Matthew Riggins, a burglary suspect trying to evade authorities, was killed by an 11-foot alligator last month. Riggins, 22, drowned as a result of the gator attack. A forensic examination of the alligator located remains consistent with the injuries to …

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Needy Gainesville Families Receive Their “Miracle On Main Street”; Marion County Veterans Remember Pearl Harbor; Obama: “The Threat From Terrorism Is Real”; Venezuela’s Opposition Wins Control Of National Assembly

Miracle On Main Street – More than 450 families were selected for the annual Miracle on Main Street Christmas program hosted by the Gainesville Junior League. Every year, the Junior League serves hundreds of families through Miracle on Main Street. The group raises money to stock up on gifts, boosted …

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In the News: EverBank Field Upgrade Close To Final Approval, Zuckerberg Announces Charity Donation, New Lincoln Middle Principal Announced, U.S. House To Vote On No Child Left Behind, President Fuchs Becomes Darth Vader

$90M upgrade to EverBank Field clears preliminary reviews, one step away from final approval – The City of Jacksonville’s $90 million project to upgrade the Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field, which includes adding an outdoor amphitheater and an indoor practice facility, cleared a last round of preliminary reviews Tuesday. The Jacksonville …

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In The News: Paris Holds Climate Talks, U.S. Tightens Visa Waivers, Florida Panther Population Dwindles, I-75 Repairs Commence Tuesday Evening

A Path For Climate Change, Beyond Paris – The worldwide transition toward clean energy may be underway as world leaders gather in Paris to push aggressive cuts on carbon emissions. Scientific experts are stressing the importance of committing to more intensive research on clean energy capabilities, which may result from …

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In The News: Fast Internet Leaves Households Behind; Top Quarterback Recruit Commits To Florida After Decommitment From LSU; Online Sales During Cyber Monday Expected To Increase; Global Climate Change Summit Begins In Paris

Fast Internet Leaves Households Behind – A digital divide task force is working to provide the same opportunities for children of low-income families. Evelyn Foxx, president of the Alachua County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said she was worried students in public housing who didn’t have the …

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In The News: Local Charter School Emphasizing Environmental Awareness; Multimillion-Dollar Cellphone Lot Opens At Orlando Airport; Lawsuit Against Plantation Christmas Display Stalled; Longtime Syrian Refugees Face Resentment From Community

Local Charter School Building Strong Minds, Bodies – Founded a decade ago, the Healthy Learning Academy is a charter school that teaches math, science, reading and social studies like very other public school in the district. However, it also places an emphasis on physical well-being and environmentalism — an emphasis …

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High School Girl Attacked, Students Injured In Bus Crash, School Board Approves Charter School, Seattle Program To Encourage Political Participation, Man Threatens To Bring Gun to School Over Loud Music

Girl Attacked At Atlantic Coast High School – Sixteen-year-old Ashanti Davis’ mother says her daughter was attacked at school by a male student because she is gay. Another student stepped in and stopped the fight, and the incident was filmed. News4Jax 5 Injured In Bus Crash – A school bus headed …

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