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U.S. Officials Say Attempted Assasination Of Jacksonville Judge Is Attack On Entire Judicial System

U.S. officials are saying the 2013 attempted assassination of a Jacksonville federal judge is more significant than an attack on a single person. Aaron Richardson, 27, was handed the maximum sentence of 343 years in prison Friday morning for the attempted murder and 23 related charges, including stealing the weapon he used to shoot at U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan.
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The University of North Florida’s new student recreation center, Field House, is being recognized for its environmentally sustainable construction.

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We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Tessa Duvall, Florida Times-Union reporter; Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; Claire Goforth, Folio Weekly editor; and Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor.

Topics include the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union, Marco Rubio's announcement that he will run for reelection in the Senate, and more.

Jacksonville Jaycees

One of the 49 people who died in the June 12 attack on Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub was a member of the Jacksonville Jaycees.

The organization will honor the memory of Darryl “DJ” Burt II with a memorial fundraiser Sunday in Riverside.

Jaycees Vice President Racquel Wood said the goal is to raise $10,000, some of which will go to Burt’s family.

“To help them cover unexpected expenses like travelling," she said. "And we’re doing a memorial for him here in Jacksonville at Willow Branch Park. So that will cover the bench, getting the plaque, installing it.”

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World stocks took a nosedive after news broke that United Kingdom citizens voted to sever ties with the European Union, a move dubbed “Brexit.”

What does that mean for Jacksonville’s deepening business relationship with its neighbor across the pond?

Not much according to one Jacksonville University business professor.

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U.S. officials are saying the 2013 attempted assassination of a Jacksonville federal judge is more significant than an attack on a single person.

Aaron Richardson, 27, was handed the maximum sentence of 343 years in prison Friday morning for the attempted murder and 23 related charges, including stealing the weapon he used to shoot at U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan.


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Think of the European Union as a club, a club with economic benefits.

“A single market is something we don’t even think about in the United States. But a single market allows us not to have to pay extra tariffs or customs duties,” explains Michelle Egan, a fellow with the Global Europe program at the Wilson Center in Washington.

“It means that we can trade across borders, trade across markets and have ease of currency transactions. So it allows us also as consumers to have more choice.”

Keyboardist and composer Bernie Worrell, who helped shape the sound of the band Parliament-Funkadelic and influenced countless artists across a wide range of genres, died Friday at 72.

Worrell announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer.

Musician and composer Frank Zappa was a lot of things: biting satirist, ferocious critic of societal norms, outspoken defender of free speech. He saw himself as not only an entertainer, but also a serious composer. And he saw no contradiction in being all of these things at once, to the consternation and confusion of the many journalists who interviewed him.

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