Category Archives: National
Florida was named the sixth-best state in the country when it comes to assimilating Hispanics into American society. The rankings were based on the state’s ability to assimilate Hispanics into American cultural, educational and economic systems.
Tanisha Bennett, founder of Being a Girl, discusses the Dear Fat People video. The UF-based group is dedicated to empowering girls and talks about international video’s effect on body image, fitness and health.
One year has passed since journalist Steven Sotloff’s beheading. Sotloff’s parents have a memorial foundation, which will give journalism students scholarships.
Boy Scouts of America have lifted the ban on gay leadership, creating opportunities for increased membership and unit formation.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.