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Honoring King’s legacy, two lauded at downtown event

On what would have been Martin Luther King's 84th birthday, people around the nation are celebrating his life, as well as the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida hosted a variety of events today to mark the occasion at the memorial gardens bearing his name in downtown Gainesville.

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Obama sworn in on MLK Day

President Barack Obama's second inauguration took place on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. University of Florida history professor Paul Ortiz reflects on the similarities between two men.

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Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM Inauguration coverage

Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM will have complete coverage of today’s events related to President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.  Special coverage begins at 10 a.m. from NPR, and that will be followed at 2 p.m. by a special edition of Talk of the Nation.  Here’s what should happen hour by hour.

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Jobless rate drops to 8.5 percent, lowest in four years

Florida labor officials say the state’s unemployment dropped to its lowest mark in nearly four years in October with 8.5 percent of the workforce still hunting for jobs. Although the figure is an improvement from September’s 8.7 percent unemployment in Florida, it remains higher than the 7.9 percent national average. …

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