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Venezuelan Santa Fe student reacts to elections, reflects on country’s future

By on April 16th, 2013 | Last updated: April 16, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Nicolas Maduro, Hugo Chavez’s successor, beat candidate Henrique Capriles by a margin of less than one percent in the Venezuelan presidential elections on Sunday.

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Margaret Thatcher adviser speaks in Gainesville

By on April 9th, 2013 | Last updated: April 9, 2013 at 12:43 pm

John O’Sullivan, who was one of Thatcher’s special advisers and speechwriters, said an argument about education vouchers started his 40-year friendship with Thatcher.

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North Korea to restart reactor at nuclear complex, stirring memories of America’s past conflict

By on April 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Following North Korea’s announcement to restart a reactor at its main nuclear complex, Cpl. Duane Dewey, Congressional Medal of Honor winner from the Korean War, reflects on the implications of the announcement.

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Nine little-known facts about Passover

By on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: March 25, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Nine interesting facts about Passover. Find them here.

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Obama to make first presidential visit to Israel

By on March 18th, 2013 | Last updated: March 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Obama will meet with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

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Gainesville reacts to selection of Pope Francis

By on March 14th, 2013 | Last updated: March 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina became Pope Francis I Wednesday. People in Gainesville are having different reactions to the decision.

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Local Catholics react to the official end to Benedict’s papacy

By on February 28th, 2013 | Last updated: February 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm

At 2 p.m. EST (8 p.m. in Rome), Pope Benedict XVI officially ended his papacy, becoming the first pope in 600 years to resign. WUFT’s Bianca Ventura spoke with local Catholics for their thoughts.

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Horse meat discoveries shouldn’t concern Florida, expert says

By on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: February 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Despite findings of horse meat in Europe, local experts say this is not a problem for Floridians and finding horse meat in America is unheard of.

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Meteor events relatively common, UF geologist says

By on February 15th, 2013 | Last updated: December 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm

A meteorite explosion that injured about 1,200 people Friday in Russia. A UF geologist said meteorites similar to that one are not uncommon.

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UF Center for Latin American Studies’ 62nd annual conference focused on Brazil

By on February 14th, 2013 | Last updated: February 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Brazil’s economic success has made its economy the sixth largest in the world. The country will be the focus of the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies’ 62nd annual conference called “Emergent Brazil.”

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