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Boy Scouts Open Doors For Gay Leadership

By on July 29th, 2015 | Last updated: July 30, 2015 at 3:42 pm

Boy Scouts of America have lifted the ban on gay leadership, creating opportunities for increased membership and unit formation.

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Here’s What Local Folks Are Saying About Today’s Supreme Court Decision

By on June 26th, 2015 | Last updated: June 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision today that states must recognize same-sex unions citing 14th Amendment protections. Here are some reactions from Florida:

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12 Missing After Flooding In Texas Sweeps Away Vacation Home

By on May 26th, 2015 | Last updated: May 26, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Severe weather continued to impact towns in Oklahoma and Texas over the holiday weekend. The tornadoes and floods have taken a toll on the surrounding communities, leaving residents to salvage their belongings left in the aftermath. The recent flood in Central Texas has left 12 missing along the Blanco River.

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Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises To 104

By on May 18th, 2015 | Last updated: May 18, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Faulty ignition switches in small GM cars has caused at least 104 deaths. Kenneth Feinberg, GM’s attorney, is offering victims’ families compensation for their loses.

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Poynter Ethicist Says Brian William’s Story Undermines Journalism Credibility

By and on February 5th, 2015 | Last updated: February 6, 2015 at 9:55 am

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams’ credibility is questioned after claiming he was in a helicopter hit by an RPG. Williams says that he was actually in the following aircraft that was not hit.

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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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