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North Floridians React to Obama’s Speech on Syria

By , and on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 9:17 am

President Barack Obama delivered a speech Tuesday that urged America to involve itself in the Syrian conflict and take a stand against the use of chemical weapons. Some locals were supportive of Obama, but others still weren’t convinced.

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Florida’s Columbia County NAACP President Examines Civil Rights Progress Since 1963

By and on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: August 29, 2013 at 7:58 am

Columbia County NAACP President Deborah White has been a champion for civil rights and has seen the power of desegregation over time. White said diversity in the county’s schools is evolving as is the community.

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How Younger Generations Connect With March On Washington

By on August 28th, 2013 | Last updated: August 29, 2013 at 5:17 am

Many people hold the misconception that the March on Washington was strictly an African-American rally for civil rights, says Jamal Sowell, assistant to UF President Bernie Machen. In fact, there were multiple sectors of the country marching for jobs and freedom.

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A Collection Of Florida, National Reflections On The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

By on August 28th, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

WUFT News rounded up local and national coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington from the past week.

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Charles Chestnut Reflects On His Experience At The March On Washington

By and on August 28th, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 8:03 am

The first African-American school board member in Gainesville describes the atmosphere at the March of Washington and what it was like to be a part of the historic moment.

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50 Years Later, Former Congressman Describes Context Of March on Washington

By on August 26th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 5:16 pm

“Nothing is ever perfect, and you try to work for that more perfect union,” Don Fuqua recently told WUFT News while reflecting on Florida and the nation’s civil rights progress since the 1960s.

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Fourth of July Picnics Cost 72 Cents More Per Person Than Thanksgiving Meals, Survey Says

By on July 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: July 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm

A new price survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation says the price of an Independence Day picnic costs slightly more than a Thanksgiving day meal.

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Bob Graham Concerned About NSA Intelligence Leak

By on June 24th, 2013 | Last updated: July 3, 2013 at 11:03 am

Former two-time Florida Governor and long-time U.S. Sen. Bob Graham has been following the news about the NSA surveillance revelations and the whistleblower behind them, Edward Snowden.

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‘Highly Sophisticated’ Hackers Gained Access to Sharyl Attkisson’s Computers

By on June 19th, 2013 | Last updated: June 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm

During the past 18 months, Sharyl Attkisson began noticing strange activity with both her home and work computers.

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What the U.S. Government Can and Can’t Legally Do Through NSA Snooping

By on June 14th, 2013 | Last updated: June 14, 2013 at 11:49 am

University of Florida professors Jon Mills and Clay Calvert explain what the National Security Agency can and cannot do in collecting information while attempting to thwart terror attacks. Calvert also discussed the media’s role during the past week of NSA leaks.

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