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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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Endeavor launch postponed

Space Shuttle Endeavor’s launch scheduled for today has been postponed. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with CBS News Space Correspondent Peter King about what the problems were and when the next attempt may be. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ShuttleWrap.mp3]

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Endeavor’s final launch attracts more than space enthusiasts

Today, the crew of the space shuttle Endeavor arrived at Kennedy Space Center to begin preparations for the launch on Friday. This will be the shuttle Endeavor’s final launch, and the second to last NASA shuttle launch. The Commander of the mission is Mark Kelly, husband of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle …

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Campaign urges parent action to prevent underage drinking

The first annual Powertalk 21 Project kicked off today. The campaign by Mothers Against Drunk Driving hopes to encourage parents to talk to their children about underage drinking and driving under the influence. MADD Northwest Florida Project Specialist Marilyn Dorsey says parents have a large influence over their children in …

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