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UF political science professor analyzes John Edwards trial

It’s day two in court for John Edwards. The two-time presidential candidate is indicted on 6 charges of his money dealings during his campaign, where he’s charged with slugshing illegal money to hide his pregnant mistress, Rielle Hunter. Edwards could face up to 30 years in prison. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s …

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Study finds 2.5 million deceased people have identities stolen every year

If identity fraud wasn’t bad enough, try having to deal with it when it happens to a dead relative. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko reports, a new study by a California-based fraud prevention company, ID Analytics, reveals this happens every year to a staggering number of people. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/KatianaWrapIDsstolen.mp3]

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George Zimmerman posts bail

George Zimmerman, the Sanford Neighborhood Watch Volunteer charged with second degree murder of Trayvon Marin, walked out of the John E. Polk Correctional Facility early this morning after posting bail. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office says Zimmerman was fitted with a GPS monitoring device allowing authorities to track his location.  Florida’s 89.1, …

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Stretching those dollars at the gas pump

Even though the latest national surveys show gas prices dropping, most  people these days still wince at how much it costs to fill up the tank.   Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Dana Kurtz talked with some people who have ideas on how to keep your car at top efficiency–or how to avoid buying gas …

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Kony 2012 supporters seek to cover the night

All over the nation, supporters of the Kony 2012 movement are seeking to put images of Joseph Kony, leader of LRA, a Ugandan resistance army. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports on how the supporters in Gainesville will seek to “cover the night” here. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPKony2012.mp3]

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George Zimmerman offered bail

George Zimmerman faced Trayvon Martin’s parents this morning for the first time since killing the Sanford teen almost two months ago. A 150-thousand dollar bond was set for Zimmerman in the televised court hearing. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith spoke with CBS news correspondent Peter King about the details of …

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Restoration projects begin two years after BP oil spill

Today is the two-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Coastal towns and their residents, not to mention the environment, all suffered from the spill but now measures to correct any wrongs are going into place. U.S. democratic Senator from Florida, Bill Nelson, spearheaded an audit of claimants against …

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Pros and cons of Florida’s death penalty discussed at UF forum

Florida has a long history of highly publicized dealth penalty cases. While those cases don’t always end in convictions, the possibility of the dealth penalty is still a contentious issue.  Last night the group “Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the Death Penalty” hosted State Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda of Tallahassee, …

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Who will Romney pick as his running mate?

With Mitt Romney having all but secured the Republican presidential nomination, the focus is shifting toward who Romney will choose as his running mate. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of South Florida Political Science Professor Susan MacManus about what can be expected from the GOP race in the coming weeks. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MacManusQARomneyRunningMate.mp3]

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