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Bernie Madoff is pointing fingers

Jailed investor Bernie Madoff now says banks were complicit in his fraud, which is a total shift from his original statements. Madoff made international news headlines a few years ago when his ponzi scheme came to light. He was one of a few people who went to prison as a …

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Huffington Post to grow with AOL acquisition

AOL will by the Huffington Post in a $315 million deal that will close by the end of the year. The Post is currently one of the top current events and global news sites, and co-founder Arianna Huffington will now work on AOL’s management team. Stephanie Brown spoke with University …

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Shark attacks down in Florida but up in the nation

With Florida’s long coastline, the state traditionally sees the highest number of shark attacks per year globally. Last year, the number of attacks around the world climbed, but there were actually fewer reported in the state. WUFT’s Kara VanHoose spoke with the Director of the Florida Museum of Natural History …

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Remembering Space Shuttle Challenger

For many Americans, there is a love affair with the astronauts who dared to test the limits of space. And with its home at Cape Canaveral in Florida , perhaps no where else was the love so strong. FPR’s Tom Krynski reports on a day 25 years ago, which changed …

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Arizona shooting raises questions about gun permits

With the recent shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, an Arizona Congresswoman this past weekend, many people may be questioning certain regulations involved when purchasing a gun. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM, Samantha Taub has this report. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/gunpermit.mp3]

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Looking at what’s next for NASA’s space program

Since NASA first sent a man to the Moon in 1969, the Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County, Florida has been a vital part of the community, providing not only jobs, but key revenue to residents. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kara Van Hoose reports, big changes to the shuttle …

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Tuesday, December 7th, is the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. WUFT’FM’s Matthew Cretul has more on what North Central Florida did over the weekend to remember December 7th, 1941. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/PearlHarbor.mp3]

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Analyzing media coverage on Dove World

While Terry Jones has wrapped up his plans to cancel any sort of Quran burning, American media analysts are starting a mission to reform the way the American media covers Islam-related stories. WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko has more. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Muslimcoverage.mp3]

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Dove World pastor refuses to apologize for his plans

Despite all the controversy caused by a Gainesville Pastor to burn Qurans last week, the pastor says he wouldn’t change how he went about his plans. Now the World Evangelical Alliance is calling on Pastor Terry Jones to apologize for International Burn a Quran Day. But as WUFT’s Empriss Campbell …

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