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In the News: India storm, Romney to Florida, Gambling bust, Obama lead, Sandy aftermath

By on October 31st, 2012 | Last updated: October 31, 2012 at 9:23 am

Tens of thousands flee as storm hits south India – More than 100,000 people evacuated their homes Wednesday as a tropical storm hit southern India. The storm had winds of up to 60 miles per hour and made landfall near [...]

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Professor Susan MacManus discusses how Hurricane Sandy will affect election, voting

By on October 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney took a few days off of the campaign trail as a result of Hurricane Sandy’s trek across the Northeast. Both candidates have been using other politicians as representatives in their absence and have planned to get back to campaigning this week to visit crucial areas.

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In the News: economy looks up, Giants sweep Series, hurricane poses political threat, states’ failed oversight

By on October 29th, 2012 | Last updated: October 29, 2012 at 9:37 am

Personal Spending, Income Up In September – The Commerce Department reported today that consumer spending went up 0.8 percent in September, the best showing since February. September’s consumer spending, which followed a 0.5 percent August gain, is significant because it [...]

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In the News: foreclosure benefits stalled, Zimmerman trial, Latino voters, Paul Ryan in Ocala, unemployment drops

By on October 19th, 2012 | Last updated: October 19, 2012 at 11:32 am

Attorney General Pam Bondi, lawmakers haggle over millions in foreclosure cash – Florida claims first place in the number of foreclosed homes and the number of people on the verge of losing their homes. But according to a Thursday report, [...]

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In the News: Golden Globes, presidential debate, Merrill Lynch, Disney parks, Armstrong steps down

By on October 17th, 2012 | Last updated: October 17, 2012 at 9:38 am

Golden Globes will reunite BFFs Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – Comedians Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will co-host the 70th annual Golden Globes on Jan. 13. The partnership goes back to “Saturday Night Live.” The Los Angeles Times Stakes [...]

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In the News: New election polls, Cuba ends visa requirement, Paul Ryan speaking in Ocala, meningitis

By on October 16th, 2012 | Last updated: October 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

Poll: Hispanics in Florida favor President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, 61-31 – Hispanics in Florida are overwhelmingly supportive of President Obama and his immigration policies, according to a poll conducted by Latino Decisions for America’s Voice. The Miami Herald [...]

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In the News: Ocala meningitis, higher education proposals, Obama leads Romney among Hispanics, Americans win Nobel Prize, HPV vaccine doesn’t affect sexual behavior

By on October 15th, 2012 | Last updated: October 17, 2012 at 9:45 am

Florida’s fungal meningitis outbreak so far is centered on Ocala area – Two more cases of a rare fungal meningitis were confirmed in two women Friday at the Marion County Pain Management Center. All nine confirmed meningitis cases — including two [...]

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Amateur pundits take to social media to weigh in on debate performances

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

The first presidential debate of the 2012 election season is still generating hashtags and hits on social media sites across the Internet, from criticisms of moderator Jim Lehrer to quips from fact-checking machines. Poynter Institute contributor Tracie Powell said she [...]

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In the News: unemployment falls, UF hacked, state voter purge goes on, Apple remembers Steve Jobs, state Supreme Court lets statute stand

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: October 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

Two UF systems breached in international hacking Monday – Hundreds of thousands of email addresses, passwords, IDs and names of students and faculty members were taken from more than 100 universities worldwide as part of a hacking sweep by an anonymous [...]

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In the News: First presidential debate, Wal-Mart sued, Meningitis outbreak, Facebook hits a billion, Florida voter forms

By on October 4th, 2012 | Last updated: October 5, 2012 at 10:44 am

5 things we learned from the presidential debate – The first presidential debate was last night. Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama set the tone for the presidential debates to come and discussed the economy and all of its [...]

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