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3 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Florida unemployment rate ticks up slightly

Florida's unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 6.3 percent in March, with the ranks of the unemployed increasing by 17,000 to 606,000.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Palm Beach County, FL, Duval County, FL, Rick Scott, US Governors

8 hrs ago | Space Ref

Second Series of CASIS-Sponsored Research Payloads Launch to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space is proud to announce several sponsored research payloads have launched to the International Space Station onboard Space Exploration Technology Corporation's Dragon cargo capsule.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

12 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

Call Box: Making the Arlington River bridge a straighter shot

Sandy.Strickland@jacksonville.com Workers are constructing a temporary bridge off University Boulevard to carry traffic while the older bridge is removed and a new one constructed.

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Related Topix: University, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Arlington (Jacksonville, FL), Florida College, Gainesville, FL

16 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Trouble looms for immigrant tuition bill in Florida Legislature

Thousands of undocumented immigrants fighting for in-state college tuition rates might have had their hopes dashed Thursday when a top state lawmaker abruptly announced his committee would not hold a vote on the controversial bill.

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Related Topix: Florida, US News, Illegal Immigration, Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida International University

20 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

5 Things to Know in Florida for April 18

The Florida Board of Governors is looking for people who want to oversee the University of Florida.

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Related Topix: Florida, Palm Beach, FL, Miami, FL

Yesterday | Newswise

UF/IFAS Research Findings Shed Light on Seagrass Needs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Seagrass beds represent critical and threatened coastal habitats around the world, and a new University of Florida study shows how much sunlight seagrass needs to stay healthy.

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Related Topix: Gainesville, FL, Medicine, Nutrition, Agriculture, Science, Environment

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Palm Beach Post

Boynton Woman's Club awards six $1,000 college scholarships

Lake Worth High student Imani Campbell has a 4.0 GPA and is a member of three honor societies.

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Tallahassee Democrat

Leon County teaches homeowners to eradicate invasive plants

Invasive and exotic plants do two things. One, they compete with native Florida fauna, and two, they can be detrimental to and bog down the progression of the future of the natural environment.

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Related Topix: Leon County, FL, Home Gardening, Home

Statesboro Herald

GSU anthropology professor honored in memorial service

Georgia Southern University faculty members and students celebrated the life of a longtime anthropology professor who recently died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Georgia Southern University, Southern University, Lymphoma, Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

The Orlando Sentinel

'Ask This Old House': Orlando questions attract show

A crew from PBS' 'Ask This Old House' films on the roof of the Orlando home owned by Benjamin Kennington.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Orlando Travel, Home, Home Improvement, Lake Buena Vista, FL, Entertainment

Earth Times

Green turtles need help

Here is the green turtle eating sea grass, found in extensive beds particularly of the Nicaraguan coast.

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WRUF-AM Gainesville

Former Gator Baseball Player Brandon McArthur Excels as an Angels Scout

Former University of Florida baseball player Brandon McArthur continues to do what he loves best.

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ESPN

300: Top SEC targets

With Wednesday's release of the 2015 ESPN 300 , here is a look at five top targets for the top conference in college football.

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Related Topix: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Wed Apr 16, 2014

St. Augustine Record

History teaches skills, offers perspective

And that's reflected in the St. Johns County School District's approach to the subject, including an annual history fair that gives students a chance to do independent research.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., St. Augustine, FL, Florida, St Johns County, FL, Gainesville, FL

The Miami Herald

Carver's Hall of Fame celebrates shared history

Nearly 60 years ago, May 17, 1954, in the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the segregation of white children from Negro children in the public schools solely on the bases of race was unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, US News, US Supreme Court, Miami, FL, Coconut Grove, FL, University of Miami

WRUF-AM Gainesville

Dog Obedience Business in High Springs Expands to Four States

Jose "Pepe" Peruyero, owner and CEO of Pepedogs, enjoys training dogs in an agility course at J&K Canine Academy located in High Springs, Fla.

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Related Topix: High Springs, FL, West Palm Beach, FL, Gainesville, FL

CBS Local

Police: Mom Gives Birth To Premature Baby After Crack Binge, Cuts Umbilical Cord With Teeth

Authorities say a mother went on a crack binge the day before her premature baby was born and cut the umbilical cord with her teeth in a motel room bathroom after giving birth.

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Related Topix: Ocala, FL, Marion County, FL

Outside the Beltway

Your Brain Starts To Deteriorate At Age 24

That's according to researchers at Canada's Simon Fraser University, who have found that measurable declines in cognitive performance begin to occur at age 24. In terms of brainpower, you're over the hill by your mid-20s.

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Related Topix: Games, Chess, PopCap, Monopoly , Sperasoft, Video Games, US News, Conservative Political News

Health Data Management

Work Continues On Predictive Acute Renal Failure EHR Algorithm

A multi-institution study has found evidence that two biomarkers are predictive of acute kidney injury , or renal failure, yet the test that detects them is still in the approval process in the U.S. One of the study's authors, University of Florida professor Azra Bihorac, M.D., is currently working with colleagues at the university's college of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Kidney Failure, Health

WTLV

UF digs history and tourism for St. Augustine

The University of Florida is hoping the millions of tourists who visit the Sunshine State each year will see more than the theme parks.

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Related Topix: St. Augustine, FL, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science

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