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In The News: Vatican Condemns Maynard Case, Most Expensive Florida Election, St. Augustine’s 450th Commemoration, Handwriting Prohibits Voting

By on November 5th, 2014 | Last updated: November 5, 2014 at 10:18 am

Brittany Maynard case: Vatican official calls assisted suicide ‘an absurdity’ – A Vatican official condemned the death of American Brittany Maynard by assisted suicide as an absurdity. Orlando Sentinel Streams of checks from big donors break records in Florida – […]

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In the News: Blanket-maker Shares Warmth, Close Election Considered Inevitable, Voter Attendance Decides Election, Students Test Revamped Cafeteria Food

By and on November 4th, 2014 | Last updated: November 4, 2014 at 10:30 am

Homemade and heartfelt, her blankets warm the soul – Debbie Morris’ decade-old hobby of blanket-making helps locals in need keep warm and feel loved. Gainesville Sun Romano: Close Florida elections are just part of our heritage – While some might […]

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In The News: Man Arrested In Boy Scout Costume, World Trade Center Reopens, New Map Tool Shows Rising Sea Levels, Texting 911 Service Now Available

By and on November 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: November 3, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Man in Boy Scout costume arrested for resisting officer – A man dressed as a Boy Scout was arrested Saturday morning for resisting police. Eric P. Fagan, 24, caught the attention of the police after his car was facing the […]

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In the News: New Cancer Treatment, Seniors Support Medical Marijuana, Scott’s Campaign Contribution, UF Negotiates Energy

By on November 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: November 3, 2014 at 10:04 am

Proton accelerator arrives at Orlando Health – The 58-ton proton accelerator delivers radiation to cancerous tumors and is a more precise treatment than the traditional x-ray techniques. The $25 million project was lifted by crane over the weekend and is […]

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In The News: App Detects Dishonesty, Shooting Victim Stable, Governor’s Race Tied, Fugitive Captured in Penn.

By on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 5:07 pm

  Orlando Sentinel – Former FAMU band member guilty of manslaughter in hazing of Robert Champion – Today, a jury found Dante Martin guilty of manslaughter of Robert Champion and could face up to 22 years in prison. He was […]

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In The News: Tourists Taking Selfies With Bears, Central Florida Schools Attempt Reading Records, Gainesville To Regulate Uber, Giants Win World Series

By on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 9:52 am

Seriously people, stop taking ‘selfies’ with bears – The U.S. Forest Service has issued a warning to Lake Tahoe tourists who have been approaching local bears to take selfies and photos with the animals. Officials say they will be forced […]

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In The News: Teacher Killed In Car Crash, Sen. Nelson Cracks Down On Air-Bags, Violence In Jacksonville

By on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: October 29, 2014 at 11:14 am

Jacksonville Elementary School Teacher Killed in Car Crash – Bloneva Palmer, a Jacksonville elementary school teacher, died in a head-on car crash on Tuesday. The 27-year-old was killed when John Groves, 31, crossed the center line on A1A in Jacksonville […]

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In The News: Washington School Shooting Victim Dies, Gov. Scott Awards Millions In Aid, New CDC Guidelines For Ebola Healthcare Workers

By on October 27th, 2014 | Last updated: October 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Washington school shooting claims another victim – One of four people shot when a gunman opened fire in a Washington high school cafeteria has died, bringing the death toll to two people. The shooter killed one person at the scene […]

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In The News: Facebook Changing Journalism, Jacksonville Debates Human Rights, Gas Prices Lowest Since 2010

By on October 27th, 2014 | Last updated: October 27, 2014 at 12:35 pm

How Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism – Thirty percent of adults get their news from social media, and Facebook plays a large role in driving traffic to news sites. The trend is an “unbundling” of journalism; […]

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