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National Average Gas Prices Fall Below $3 Per Gallon

By on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Gainesville gas has fallen under $3 per gallon, keeping with average gas prices across the U.S. This is the first time in four years that national gas prices have dipped below $3.

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Retired Journalist Reflects On Captivity And Recent ISIS Actions

By on October 27th, 2014 | Last updated: October 27, 2014 at 6:01 pm

In response to recent Islamic State actions, Terry Anderson, a University of Florida adjunct professor, reflected on being held hostage in Lebanon for six years and how negotiations with terrorists have changed.

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CDC Confirms First Ebola Case In The US

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 5:35 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the United States. The man diagnosed with the virus was traveling from Liberia to Dallas.

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Locals Protest Keystone XL Pipeline Construction

By on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 6, 2014 at 12:52 pm

The protest was part of a national campaign by Credo.

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Possible Shooting Reported at Los Angeles Airport

By on November 1st, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Police and paramedics surrounded a terminal on Friday at Los Angeles International Airport because of a reported shooting.

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“Guns Save Lives Day” Slotted For Day After Newtown Anniversary

By on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Activists have moved a planned nationwide pro-gun rights event from the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings to the day after.

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Government Shutdown Affects Military Death Benefits

By on October 11th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Families who have lost loved ones in the military are not receiving death benefits during the government shut down.

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Veteran Honor Flights Continue Despite Government Shutdown

By on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: October 4, 2013 at 1:18 pm

World War II veterans will get to visit the National World War II Memorial on Saturday despite 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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Gainesville Honors 9/11 Victims With Service, Good Deeds

By , and on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 7:18 am

In 2009, Congress named Sept. 11 a National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor the victims of that infamous day. The bipartisan decision encouraged people to take action, and on Wednesday, the tradition continued in Gainesville.

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