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Asteroid will pass close to Earth

By on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm

An asteroid will pass close to Earth on Feb. 15, but won’t be close enough to impact. It will come closer than some weather satellites orbit.

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UF expert: Algerian incident an attempt to block West

By on January 17th, 2013 | Last updated: January 17, 2013 at 5:56 pm

UF assistant professor Terje Ostebo said the Algerian hostage-taking is an attempt to prevent Western invasions, such as France’s invasion of Mali.

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St. Nicholas, Santa’s predecessor, celebrated worldwide Dec. 6

By on December 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Communities around the world will celebrate St. Nicholas today. This secret gift giver served as an eventual model for Santa Claus.

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Supporters of Israel, Palestine rally in Gainesville to raise awareness

By on November 19th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:34 pm

University of Florida students and area organizations are working to spread awareness about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by holding rallies in Turlington Plaza.

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Venezuelan voters: the personal journey

By on October 11th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

On Sunday, Venezuelan people all over the world learned Hugo Chavez would be their president for another six years. He won 54 percent of the vote, his narrowest margin yet. But there is more to the story: Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo traveled with a group of Venezuelan immigrants who journeyed 16 hours from south and central Florida to New Orleans.

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Florida residents travel to Venezuelan consulate to vote

By on October 8th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

A contingent of Florida voters and Gainesville residents made a lengthy bus trip to New Orleans this weekend to participate in the Venezuelan election at the nearest consulate.

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Chavez wins another six-year term

By on October 8th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez vowed to continue with his socialist reforms after winning another six-year term.

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Pork shortage rumors have some squealing

By on October 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:51 pm

A British trade group’s pork shortage prediction has industry worried, but others look at the ongoing drought as the real problem.

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Violent responses to anti-Islam video reinforce negative stereotypes, scholar says

By on September 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Asra Nomani, a journalist, author and Islamic scholar, said that the recent global violence reinforces negative stereotypes against Muslims.

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Focus on safety after Libya embassy attack may imperil true mission, UF professor says

By on September 12th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm

WUFT spoke with UF Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Paul D’Anieri for more analysis about the turmoil in the Middle East.

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