Category Archives: National

Florida Ranks Highly in Assimilating Hispanics

By on October 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: October 2, 2015 at 4:57 pm

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.

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“Dear Fat People” video sparks debate, increased discussion of obesity in America

By on September 16th, 2015 | Last updated: September 17, 2015 at 10:35 am

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.

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Steven Sotloff’s Parents Open Up As 1-Year Anniversary Nears

By on August 31st, 2015 | Last updated: August 31, 2015 at 5:38 pm

One year has passed since journalist Steven Sotloff’s beheading. Sotloff’s parents have a memorial foundation, which will give journalism students scholarships.

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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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