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UNF To Establish Partnership With University of Haifa During DeSantis’ Israel Trip

A four-member delegation from the University of North Florida is setting out to forge a partnership with the University of Haifa during Gov. Ron DeSantis’ week-long business trip to Israel.

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Glynn County

A CSX train derailed Friday from the track near the end of Buffalo Road at the crossing of Highway 99 near Anguilla, Ga., in a rural part of Glynn County.

WEEKI WACHEE SPRINGS STATE PARK

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, about an hour's drive north of Tampa, announced on Friday its underwater memaid theater is open.

MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND GARY GRANGER JR. / U.S. NAVY VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Folks planning to fly out of Jacksonville this holiday weekend need to give themselves extra time to get through the airport.

EDIE WIDDER / VIA ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER

If your Memorial Day plans include boating on the St. Johns River, the St. Johns Riverkeeper has a warning for you.

Florida Folk Festival

Every Memorial Day Weekend the Florida Folk Festival, the oldest state-produced festival in the United States, comes to life along the banks of the Suwannee River at Stephen Foster State Park in White Springs.

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n a move that left little doubt about the new direction of the Florida Supreme Court, justices on Thursday reversed a controversial 2017 decision about the testimony of expert witnesses in lawsuits.

The Florida Chamber of Commerce has released its annual Legislative Report Card. The chamber says the report card helps hold state leaders accountable for how they vote on issues relating to Florida’s business climate.

Visit Florida Slashes Staff

May 24, 2019

Visit Florida cut one-third of its staff Thursday, slashing its payroll after the state Legislature cut funding for the tourism agency by 34 percent. 

A 95 year-old World War II veteran will walk across the stage Saturday at Hillsborough High School's graduation ceremony to finally receive his diploma in person.


It was a mixed bag for environmentalists in the wake of this year's legislative session in Tallahassee. Lawmakers allocated more money than Governor Ron DeSantis asked for on Everglades restoration and fighting red tide and blue-green algae.

But there were some drawbacks, including a bill to build three new toll roads and getting a fraction of the money the governor proposed to buy environmentally sensitive lands.

WUSF's Steve Newborn talks with Jennifer Rubiello, state director for Environment Florida - starting with the good that happened.

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Chopped Steak

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CHOPPED STEAK

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Yield: About 4) 9-ounce chopped steaks

6 slices of soft, thin-cut white bread, trimmed of crusts

2 eggs, beaten

1/2-1 (depending on how much spice you like) jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and minced

1/2 Cup sweet onion, chopped fine

2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon ground mustard powder

2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped

salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Doctored Political Videos And Social Media

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A doctored video featuring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was shared widely online this week. Amanda Carpenter, author of Gaslighting America, tells NPR's Scott Simon how easily disinformation spreads.

Along one rugged stretch of the Rio Grande, U.S. citizens routinely cross the border into the United States illegally. A shortage of basic services in rural Texas, such as health care, means U.S. citizens rely on Mexican services and rarely pass through an official port of entry on return.

Informal, unregulated crossings have been a fixture of life for generations in rural communities along the U.S.-Mexico border. Today, however, with the unrelenting focus on border security, this kind of unfettered back-and-forth by U.S. citizens is rare.

Some 400 million people in 28 countries are eligible to vote in this week's elections for new representatives for the European Parliament — the only popularly elected European Union institution. It's normally a low-turnout affair, but this year, the Europe-wide result will be a crucial test of strength for nationalist and populist parties that want to remake the EU — and for those who oppose them.

With the economy booming, Ernesto Martinez can barely keep up with all the construction work coming into the small drywall company he owns. He's part of a historic wave of Latino prosperity in America.

It wasn't always like this. Martinez remembers when he was 17. He had $120 to his name, and it was all in his pocket. It's how much he got paid for his first job in the U.S., as a mover. He says he stood there, mesmerized, in front of a shop window at the mall.

Martinez was looking at a pair of Air Jordans. They cost around $100.

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