Category Archives: National

Ricin-laced letters sent to Obama, U.S. Senator

By on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm

A ricin-laced letter addressed to President Barack Obama was intercepted Wednesday, after a letter packed with the same toxin was sent to Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., late Tuesday.

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Gainesville runners in Boston reflect on marathon bombings

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Four Gainesville runners registered in the 2013 Boston Marathon share their experiences during the bombings that killed 3 and injured more than 170.

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Gainesville resident considers Boston second home, reacts to marathon explosions

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 4:27 pm

The tragedy in Boston really struck home with Gainesville resident and local writer Shelley Fraser Mickle.

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Boston Marathon bombs made of pressure cookers; victims identified

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 3:22 pm

President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on the Boston Marathon explosions from the White House Tuesday morning. Watch the livestream here.

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Police searching apartment after 3 killed, 140+ injured in Boston Marathon blasts

By and on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Two explosions went off near the finish line at the Boston Marathon; reports say 3 dead and more than 140 injured in the blasts.

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A social media roundup of April Fools’ pranks

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

View national and local pranks recorded on social media outlets this April Fools’ Day.

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Stakes high for some as Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cases

By on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: March 27, 2013 at 9:28 am

Shawn Janetzke hopes to get married some day. The 19-year-old UF student identifies himself as gay and hopes the cases the Supreme Court is hearing this week will allow him to get married in the future.

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TSA lifts small knives ban on airplanes

By on March 13th, 2013 | Last updated: March 13, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Beginning April 25, the Transportation Security Administration’s ban on small knives while traveling by airplane will be lifted.

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Unemployment drops to 7.7 percent, now lowest level in four years

By on March 8th, 2013 | Last updated: March 8, 2013 at 5:10 pm

A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. The robust gains suggested that the economy can strengthen further despite higher taxes and government spending cuts.

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Sequester cuts to affect North Florida airports

By and on March 8th, 2013 | Last updated: March 11, 2013 at 10:16 am

The federal budget sequester is a week old, and its effects are now starting to be felt in North Central Florida. If you made plans for the third annual Gator Fly-In air show on April 27, you can clear your calendar; it’s been canceled.

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