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Space shuttle blasts off on second to last mission

The Space Shuttle Endeavour blasts off from the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-134.

Space shuttle Endeavour is finally on its way. Endeavour blasted off on the next-to-last shuttle flight this morning under the command of Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The wounded congresswoman watched the launch in private from Kennedy Space Center. Meanwhile, U.S. Senator from Florida, Bill Nelson spoke …

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50 Years Later: “Freedom Riders” remembered

The efforts of bus loads of many young people in the early 1960s is remembered for how it affected the Civil Rights movement and segregation in the Jim Crow south. WUFT-FM’s Tom Krynski talked with Dr. Paul Ortiz, the University of Florida’s director of the Proctor oral history program about …

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Space Shuttle Endeavor’s final flight rescheduled

After a two week delay, NASA will try again NEXT Monday to launch Space Shuttle Endeavour. The delay not only pushes back the final Atlantis shuttle mission, but also the layoffs expected for workers at the Kennedy Space Center. INearly 7,000 employees in Florida are expected to lose their jobs …

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A new study shows support for more laws on highway safety

A Triple-A study finds a majority of Americans support additional laws and want more action by government officials to improve highway safety. Triple-A Auto Club South Manager Karen Morgan says the results indicate motorists support more, not less action by the government to make roads safer. “They’re looking for more …

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Crowds begin to gather outside the White House

Singing “God Bless America” and shouting “U.S.A.” thousands of people are pouring into the streets around the White House in Washington D.C. and Ground Zero in New York. They’re celebrating the news that Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the events of September 11, 2001, has been killed in a …

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More Florida workers head to Alabama

More Progress Energy crewmen from around Florida are heading to Alabama to help restore utilities to the tornado stricken area. Progress Energy Florida Spokeswoman Suzanne Grant says 50 workers will join the 150 workers already on scene. “They’ll be helping the local utility there, Southern Company, restore the power to …

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Alabama students help pick up the pieces after deadly tornados

Tuscaloosa experienced some of the worst effects of the Alabama tornadoes and University of Alabama students are doing their part to help. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor reports students are donating supplies and using social media to help those affected by the natural disaster. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AlabamaTornadoesReaxWrap.mp3]

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