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Faculty member in Egypt as riots erupt

When Sandra Russo left her hotel in Egypt in the early hours of Jan. 26 for her flight, she couldn’t help but hear the sounds of laughter and upbeat music coming across the way. Unbeknownst to them, Egypt was erupting.


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This week in Gainesville

February 3, 1964: Three UF faculty members are among 10 people killed when a twin-engine aircraft crashes immediately following takeoff at Gainesville Municipal Airport. South Central Airlines Flight 510, departing for Jacksonville, loses power in its left engine and falls about 75 feet to the runway. William G. Cowperthwaite, James W. Willingham and David V. Legate are on board.


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White House press secretary discusses health care

As the U.S. House of Representatives debates this week whether to repeal the Obama administration’s health care overhaul, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs remains optimistic that such legislative maneuvering will yield few actual results.


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Haiti: One nation still united

Jan. 12 marks the first  anniversary of the earthquake that tore through Haiti, an event that left thousands dead, billions of dollars in damage and a countless number of people asking why.


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9/11 health bill passes

It’s been almost a decade since the Sept. 11 attacks. For those who dug through the ash and trudged through the fallen towers to save those trapped underneath, Congress is offering a balm for their wounds.



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