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Scott Camil: Internationally Known Winter Soldier Finds Peace With War Buddies

Steve Karras | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Steve Karras

In a sense, Camil has always been "under fire." He has repeatedly endured the painful rejection of former comrades and been called a traitor by ex-active duty marines.

Coach Muschamp Loves Gainesville

Love Letters | Posted 01.21.2013 | Travel
Love Letters

I was born in Georgia and I've spent a lot of time living and coaching in Texas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Alabama. But my formative years, from elementary school to junior high school, were right here.

Florida's Craft Brew Boom

Visit Florida | Posted 12.25.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

Craft brewers are still relatively small players in the commercial beer world but are helping to create a different sort of Florida tourist attraction.

Lead In Case Of Missing Florida Student

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.24.2012 | College

Christian Aguilar, a University of Florida student, has been missing since Thursday, and police fear he may be too hurt to get help after a possible b...

Broken Bong, Broken Hearts

Huffington Post | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 07.19.2012 | Crime

If you love marijuana, you generally feel quite strongly about the apparatus with which you smoke it. For one man, that might have been a little too m...

DUI Suspect To Cops: 'I Had The Runs, I Had To Go'

Posted 04.26.2012 | Weird News

A DUI suspect allegedly fled the scene of an accident, but only to avoid having another one. Barnard W. Cato told police that he bolted for the nea...

Cult Southern Gothic Author And UF Prof Dies

AP | Posted 08.02.2012 | Miami

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Author Harry Crews, a hell-raiser and cult favorite whose hard and crazy times inspired his extreme, but comic tales of the rural...

How to Ruin Your Life in 14 Minutes: Or Why We Need a Serious Conversation About the Ethics of Social Media

David McMillan | Posted 04.24.2012 | Media
David McMillan

Apart from reminding us that racism is still alive and well in the Obama Era, these Gainesville girls also remind us just how easy it is to commit reputation self-sabotage in the Social Media Era.

Georgia Pastors' Decisions Were A Matter Of Life Or Death

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion

ORLANDO, Fla. — Whether it's a dust storm in Arizona, a whiteout in Maine or wildfire in Florida, the call to shut down a major highway usually ...

Two Mayo Clinic Workers Die In Forida Helicopter Crash

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 02.25.2012 | Miami

MIAMI — A surgeon and technician from a Mayo Clinic in Florida flying across the northern corner of the state to retrieve a heart for transplant...

Top Ten College Towns For Retirees

Posted 12.15.2011 | Fifty

For more than a decade, retired Americans that are flocking to the culture and arts scenes and state-of-the-art medical facilities offered by college ...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Y'all Street: Movement Grows Up Down South In Gainesville

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

This is the first in a series of stories and short films on under-publicized Occupy sites. Stay tuned in the coming days for more from our road trip t...

Goin' Back to Gainesville

Carolyn Scott | Posted 09.12.2011 | Travel
Carolyn Scott

If you're on a road trip, taking a tour of Florida or taking a guided tour of the local colleges for future enrollment, you gotta make it a point to dine at one or more of these yummeries!

Grubbin' in Gainesville

Carolyn Scott | Posted 09.06.2011 | Travel
Carolyn Scott

While Gainesville is essentially a college town, they've got some nice stuff.

Gator Takes on Cop Car, Nutcase Takes on Gator

Diana Fasanella | Posted 07.05.2011 | Weird News
Diana Fasanella

The beast was either dull in the skull or wanted to take a bite out of crime when it latched on to the squad car's front bumper and wouldn't let go, even after the officer put the car in reverse.

Koran-Burning Preacher Briefly Jailed

Reuters | Bernie Woodall | Posted 06.22.2011 | Religion

April 23, 2011 2:01:48 AM By Bernie Woodall DEARBORN, Mich. (Reuters) - A militant Christian preacher was jailed briefly Friday after a Mich...

Terry Jones' America Is A Dangerous Place To Be

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion
Ethan Casey

Terry Jones' latest antic, and the resulting deaths of innocent people in Afghanistan, leaves me feeling angry and disgusted. When will we begin taking responsibility for our own extremists?

Our Nation's Great Disgrace

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

I'm back home now after our two weeks on the road yielding maybe five hundred brand new eye witnesses to our great national disgrace.

Weekly Mulch: Monsanto's Mutant Alfalfa and the Feral Pig Invasion

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Agribusiness giant Monsanto is strengthening its hold over the food system both in this country and abroad,...

The Clean Energy Road to 2035 Paved by the Hard Work of Local Governments

Martin Chávez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Martin Chávez

Transforming America's energy mix to be fueled by 80 percent clean sources by 2035 will undoubtedly be a significant challenge. How challenging it will be, exactly, depends partly on the way we define "clean energy."

University Of Florida Considers Eliminating Fall Semester For Some Students

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The University of Florida is considering a proposal that would give incoming students the option of taking classes during the spring and summer terms ...

US to Muslims: Please Sit at the Back of the Bus

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Islamophobia is growing in the United States. Hate graffiti is now discoloring my own building here in New York City -- calling for the Holy Quran to ...

Quran Burning Canceled

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The leader of a small Florida church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy says he is canceling plans to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11. Pastor...

Holder, Axelrod Condemn Church's Quran Burning Plan

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The leader of a small Florida church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy said Wednesday he was determined to go through with his p...

Evil in America? U.S. Fundamentalist Group to Burn Koran on 9/11

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

One need not journey to the mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan to discover evil. We have our own home-grown variety of dangerous extremism here in ...