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By Katie Campbell and Donna Green-Townsend on October 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm
While visiting Gainesville, former Florida governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham voiced his opinion on current issues such as the government shutdown, conflicts in Syria and Silver Springs State Park.
By Meghan Pryce, Amber Dawson and Leah Harding on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 9:17 am
President Barack Obama delivered a speech Tuesday that urged America to involve itself in the Syrian conflict and take a stand against the use of chemical weapons. Some locals were supportive of Obama, but others still weren’t convinced.
By Brianna Donet, Amber Dawson and Dana Kurtz on September 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm
Sameer Saboungi, a University of Florida student, migrated from Syria when he was a child. The world, not just the United States, has a responsibility to answer to the horrors that have been quickly erupting in his home country, he said.
By Amanda Wood on March 28th, 2013 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 10:05 pm
Sameer Saboungi released 70 black balloons Thursday, letting them fly high above the Plaza of the Americas and simultaneously raising awareness of the Syrian conflict.
By Jaclyn Raulerson on March 14th, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 11:03 am
A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: mayoral debate, New York shooting, Romney’s 47 percent, North Korean threats, Syrian embargo.