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Man pleads guilty and is sentenced for killing a UF student

The man charged with killing a University of Florida student pleaded guilty to second-degree murder today. Antonio Devon Drayton was sentenced to 45 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend Saleha Huuda. The State Attorney in Gainesville Bill Cervone says this is an appropriate sentence for the case. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Cervone2SalehaHuuda.mp3] Cervone adds the …

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National security a year after the death of Osama bin Laden

It’s been a year today since the Navy Seals mission that ended with the death of Osama bin Laden.  So how is the U.S. fairing in its war on terror? Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with former Florida Governor and longtime U.S. Senator Bob Graham, who chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee in the years immediately following the September …

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Newt announces suspension of campaign

In odd fashion, Newt Gingrich made an announcement that he would be making an announcement. The contents of that announced announcement: That he’s going to suspend his campaign this week. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Casey Liening reports on how this will affect local party organization’s strategies. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GingrichWRAP4252012.mp3]

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Charter school attendance increases nationally

Over the past 5 years, there has been a 76 percent increase in attendance at public charter schools. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with National Association of Charter Public Schools Spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham about why this is occuring on the national scale. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GrishamQA.mp3] On the state scale, Florida Consortium of Public Charter …

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Industry standards helped isolate mad cow case

Despite concerns about a case of mad cow disease found in California, the meat on your dinner plate is just fine. University of Florida IFAS Meat Specialist Chad Carr says this case should show how well the firewalls in the meat industry are working to prevent health risks. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Carr2.mp3] Carr …

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