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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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In The News: Jeb Bush’s Defense Policy, St. John’s County School Bus Crash, Porsche Blames Paul Walker For His Death, Raid Launched Targeting Paris Attacks’ Suspect

Jeb Bush’s ‘Defense Policy for the 21st Century’ – In a preview of Governor Jeb Bush’s speech Wednesday, he laid out a four-point strategy including restoration of international order and promotion of international security, rebuilding the military to defend U.S. interests and values, reforming the Pentagon and defending the homeland. …

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In The News: Construction, Lane Closures Continue For Eighth Avenue; Older Clients Sign Up For More Gym Memberships; El Niño To Cause Strong Winter Storms In Florida; France Strikes ISIS Targets In Retaliation For Paris Attacks

Eighth Avenue Receives A Facelift – Gainesville’s public works department has begun resurfacing and, on some stretches, reconstructing Eighth Avenue. This will cause lane closures, delays and bumpy conditions. Gainesville Sun Older Clients Pack The Gym – Data shows that gym membership for the older American population has steadily increased, …

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In The News: Shady Hill Students To Show Sheep At International Expo; Bill Aims To End SeaWorld’s Killer Whale Breeding; New Train Service To Travel Between Orlando And Miami; Anti-Doping Agency To Reveal Corruption Report

Shady Hill 4-H Team To Show At International Livestock Exposition – Four students from Shady Hill Elementary School were selected to represent the school’s 4-H club at the 42nd annual North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky, from Thursday to Friday. The four fifth graders will show the club’s …

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In the News: Untested Rape Kits Overwhelm Crime Labs; UF Researchers Develop New Drugs to Fight MRSA; Bright Futures Drop Creates Problems for Minorities; Body Camera Bill Approved

State crime labs overwhelmed with more than 10,000 untested rape kits – There are more than 10,000 untested rape kits on backlog in Florida, and more to be counted. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will spend $300,000 to determine the full number untested and report on the backlog in …

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In The News: Ex-WalMart CEO Crash-Lands Plane, Bodies of Boy and Man Found, To Build Six-Story Hotel in Ocala, Florida Man Bites Dog, Overwhelming Number of Untested Rape Kits

Ex-WalMart CEO Crash-Lands Plane With Help of Parachute – Former Walmart CEO Bill Simon was piloting a plane that ran into engine trouble shortly after takeoff. Witnesses watched in amazement as the single-engine plane deployed a parachute, glided to the ground and landed on a stretch of road, the entire …

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In The News: Kirkwood Residents Upset Over Tree Removal, Publix Is Florida’s Favorite, “Heat Flash” Associated With Downed Russian Plane, Middle-Aged White Americans Face Rising Death Rates

Tree removals upset Kirkwood residents – Some Kirkwood residents are upset that a large tree line that separated Kirkwood from The Retreat apartment complex has been destroyed, despite being promised otherwise. The Gainesville Sun Publix retains iron grip at No. 1 spot in Florida’s competitive grocery business – Florida’s top grocer reported strong …

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