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Category Archives: National
By Dana Edwards 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.
By Samantha Shavell 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.
By Jillian Baach 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.
By Chris Peralta 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.
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.
By Andrew V. Pestano and Shaneece Dixon on February 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: February 24, 2013 at 8:16 am
Fraudulent fish have been flooding the markets as a new study reveals fishy behavior by retail outlets.
By Kelsey Meany on February 15th, 2013 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 6:13 am
Step one in being a Presidents Day expert: it doesn’t have an apostrophe and it’s not officially called Presidents Day.
By Laura Foreman on February 6th, 2013 | Last updated: February 6, 2013 at 2:15 pm
The U.S. Postal Service will no longer deliver mail on Saturdays. The cutback will be enforced starting in August in order to aid the service’s financial struggles.
By Chip Skambis on February 1st, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm
Ten years after the Columbia space shuttle crumbled to the surface of the Earth, many people still remember the day of the tragedy. One reporter reminisces on his experience at the Florida space station that was expecting the shuttle’s landing.