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Update: UF students and Japan, longer version

On Tuesday’s Front Page edition of All Things Considered on WUFT-FM, we talked with a University of Florida official about how UF students are affected by events in Japan. WUFT-FM’s Sammantha Taub reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SAMWRAP.mp3]

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Law enforcement officials worry about changes to gun laws

As the Florida legislature continues to debate changes to concealed weapons permits, local law enforcement officials are wary of changes. Gainesville Police Department Corporal Tscharna Senn says allowing guns to be carried openly would open the door for potential problems. “It’s another opportunity for someone to use a firearm when …

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Speaker bring attention to Palestinian oppression in speech at UF

University of Florida Students for Justice in Palestine hoped to raise awareness about Palestinian oppression through various demonstrations on campus. American Association for Palestinian Equal Rights Public Education and Outreach Associate, Julia Hurley, spoke to students on her transformation from pro-Israel conservative to a Palestinian rights advocate saying she has …

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The Moon may appear larger and brighter on Saturday

Stargazers may notice a difference in the moon this Saturday. Not only will the moon appear in its full phase, but it will also make its closest approach to Earth in 18 years. Assistant Scientist of the Astronomy Department at the University of Florida, Francisco Reyes, says viewers may notice …

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Correctional facilities closing to save Florida money

The Florida Department of Corrections will close the Lowell and Sumter Correctional Institution Boot Camps at the end of June. The closings aim to save Florida about $30-million this year. Florida Department of Corrections Spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger says it makes sense to close down older facilities with empty beds. “Once …

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