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Construction Brings Delays On NW 8th Ave. In Gainesville

Construction on NW Eighth Avenue has led to road closures. Madison Belfour / WUFT News

Northwest Eighth Avenue in Gainesville was fully closed for the fourth time in four months over the weekend as construction on the road moves forward. The city does have other partial road closures planned (listed below), including those that started on Monday of this week and will continue through Thursday. But …

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Attorney General Tells Orlando’s Gays: ‘We Stand With You’

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, right, conducts a meeting with U.S. Attorney Lee Bentley, concerning the Pulse nightclub mass shooting at the U.S. Attorney's office, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is visiting Orlando to meet with prosecutors, first responders and families of the victims of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The trip Tuesday comes as the Justice Department continues investigating the June 12 massacre at the Pulse nightclub, in which 49 people died and dozens were wounded. Federal investigators who have conducted hundreds of interviews haven't ruled out charges against others in connection with the shooting and say they're still trying to determine why Omar Mateen, who died in a gun battle with police, picked as his target a popular gay nightclub.

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Lebanese Students Speak On Facebook Safety Check Controversy

Students hold the flags of Lebanon and France during a vigil on Nov. 16, in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the recent terrorist attacks. Lebanese students expressed concerns that Facebook  only had safety notifications for those who had relatives and friends in Paris and not in Beirut and other places where attacks occurred. Photo by Ahmad Krecht, Vice President of the Lebanese American Society.

After the Paris attacks people with family and friends in Paris rushed to social media sites like Facebook to check on their status. Many people received notifications saying their friends were safe. For the people who had family and friends anywhere else that was attacked, they received nothing.

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