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President Barack Obama on Wednesday called on Congress to approve nearly $4 billion meant to address the influx of child migrants crossing the southwestern border.

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Since Facebook made its grand entrance into cyberspace circa 2004, it has created a digital stage for self-promotion.

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Iraqi authorities this morning are looking at a video that purportedly shows the leader of the extremist terror group The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS, delivering a sermon in Mosul.

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A new report says Americans are more at odds with each other politically than ever before.

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Sailors from Naval Station Mayport were deployed to the Persian Gulf aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea on Saturday as the situation in Iraq continues to intensify.

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President Obama has taken executive action to address the rising cost of student loan debt.

UNF's Spinnaker Denied Funding For Low Power FM Permit

May 30, 2014

A lower-powered FM radio station planned for the University of North Florida is in financial limbo after UNF’s student government denies its funding.

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Sixty years after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education, historians and advocates say the country still has a ways to go when it comes to equality in education.

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Florida, and one local researcher says residents should be aware that the threat of the disease is growing.

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A major decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the role of religion in government could affect public meetings on the First Coast.

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Thirty years ago, Victor Sciullo left his comfortable job as a researcher at University of Pittsburgh to pursue a full-time career in the far less celebrated profession of teaching.

Students Spend Spring Break On The St. Johns River

Apr 22, 2014
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This past spring break, seven University of North Florida students went on a trip led by the Environmental Center to a Florida water destination, but it didn’t have the bikini and beer pong ambiance one might expect.

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When people with opposing views come to the table, it can often be a bitter battle to prove superiority instead of a respectful conversation.

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Florida Governor Rick Scott – along with former governors Jeb Bush and Bob Martinez – are calling on state lawmakers to pass a tuition break to students who entered the country illegally.

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Local farmers, artisans, chefs, and "slow food" advocates are opening their gates for an afternoon billed as the largest food movement event in Northeast Florida.

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The team that brought a nine-foot duck to One Spark last year set their latest sculpture afloat in Hemming Plaza on Wednesday; Colonel Crackers, the giant floating goldfish.

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Regarded as a bass virtuoso, three-time Grammy award-winning musician Christian McBride is one of the most recorded musicians of his generation.

GlobalJax Profile: Jo Jo Lusambo

Apr 1, 2014

Jo Jo Lusambo is a former Congolese refugee who is paying it forward today on the First Coast.

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Florida college students are in Tallahassee this week to advocate for several policies state legislators are considering this session.

Looking Lab Installs Art In Vacant Downtown Storefronts

Mar 26, 2014
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Downtown Jacksonville is getting a little more visually exciting thanks to The Looking Lab: Art in Empty Storefronts, a project that transforms empty storefront windows into mini pop-up art exhibits.

Governor Rick Scott, Charlie Crist, and UF Health are in the headlines today.

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Some of WJCT's best known voices will join local film experts later this month to host and provide insight during The 3x5 Classic Film Festival.

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A trip to the Georgia Aquarium may be the only chance you have to see the largest fish in the world.

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A unique course is being taught at the University of North Florida. It’s a class on ghostwriting; the act of writing as someone else.

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The nation is still talking about Saturday’s very closely watched verdict in the murder trial of Michael Dunn.

Jacksonville's new professional soccer team is getting ready to unveil it's name and logo. Melissa Ross asked Cole Pepper about it in our weekly First Coast sports wrap.

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The NFL could be about to draft it's first openly gay player and the Olympics are in full swing. Karen Feagins spoke with Cole Pepper about these and other sports stories in our weekly sports wrap.

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A new peer-reviewed study finds that inmates leaving prison have used the power of spirituality successfully to avoid going back to a life of crime.

The Washington Post's Bob Woodward will appear at the University of North Florida Tuesday night courtesy of the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville.


A recently released report says a reality television show that depicts the lives of pregnant teenagers may be preventing teen pregnancies across the country.