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Source: NASA to announce two winners to fly astronauts to ISS

floridatoday.com — NASA today is expected to announce two winners of contracts to fly astronauts to the International Space Station in privately developed space taxis, ensuring competition in the program continues, according to a source familiar with NASA's decision. NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden will name the winners in a 4 p.m.
Sep 16, 2014

Two capsules, not space plane, will fly astronauts to space station. Boeing contract helps KSC. on.flatoday.com/1u2JiwU via @Florida_Today

Sep 16, 2014

Congrats to @Boeing and @SpaceX for winning #commercialcrew contract. Can't wait to see human flights here again. on.flatoday.com/1u2JiwU

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Kennerly: It's September: Are you ready for Valentine's Day yet?

floridatoday.com — It wasn't even Labor Day when I stepped into the seasonal tsunami at a local pharmacy. At one end of the aisle, summer clearance deals decked the walls as a clerk put out Halloween candy and decorations.
Sep 16, 2014

Can you believe it? @byBrittKennerly: It's September: Are you ready for Valentine's Day yet? on.flatoday.com/1s4NT5u via @Florida_Today

Sep 16, 2014

Kennerly: It's September: Are you ready for Valentine's Day yet? on.flatoday.com/1s4NT5u via @Florida_Today

Video: Florida suspends FAIR reading exam amid growing pressure

floridatoday.com — The state suspended a reading comprehension test this week called the FAIR exam for the youngest students, kindergarten through second grade. By Mackenzie Ryan, Caroline Perez. File footage by Tim Shortt. 9/16/14

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Stunning new image shows Florida from space

floridatoday.com — A stunning new image released by NASA shows a nighttime Florida as seen from the International Space Station. American astronaut Reid Wiseman captured the image of Florida just before dawn on Friday, Sept. 12. Wiseman is on board ISS with Commander Max Suraev and Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst.
Sep 16, 2014

Wowy-wow! This image of #Florida from #space is spectacular. I'm glad we left our porch & pool lights on. #lookyhere fb.me/1L9KDCiPI

Video: News in :90 | NASA contracts, Atlas V launch, FAIR test suspended

floridatoday.com — NASA's choice to fly crews to ISS coming today, A United Launch Alliance Atlas V set to lift off at 5:44 p.m. with a secret U.S. government satellite and Florida suspends reading exam amid growing pressure. Posted 9/16/14

Historical society to take over struggling Cocoa museum

floridatoday.com — The Florida Historical Society plans to take over a struggling historical museum in Cocoa, in hopes of turning it into a regional tourist attraction. Ben Brotemarkle, executive director of the historical society, said the transaction will take effect Sept. 30 for the Brevard Museum of History and Science.

Florida quarterback says Alabama 'a good way to start'

floridatoday.com — The last time Jeff Driskel saw the Alabama football team in person he was lying on the ground with a sprained ankle as the Crimson Tide was preparing to finish off a 38-10 spanking of the Gators in Gainesville.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @editorbobstover: Florida quarterback says Alabama 'a good way to start' on.flatoday.com/1u1OaCJ via Florida_Today

Sep 16, 2014

Florida quarterback says Alabama 'a good way to start' on.flatoday.com/1u1OaCJ via Florida_Today

Momsense: Storms, toddlers don't mix well

floridatoday.com — You don't know a good time unless you've brought a toddler to work with you. During a hurricane. No, I am not a crazy person (I hope). I'm just a journalist. And when a Category 4 storm is making a bulls-eye for your state, you don't run. You stay.

Complaints prompt Social Security to resume mailings

floridatoday.com — Those Social Security statements you used to get in the mail will again be delivered to your home. The Social Security Administration , SSA, announced today that the agency will resume periodic mailings of paper statements, which were phased out in a cost-cutting strategy starting in 2011.
Sep 16, 2014

Back in your mailbox soon: Paper #SocialSecurity statements, which got phased out starting in 2011. #Congress fb.me/1y8D6wsba

Sep 16, 2014

Remember paper #SocialSecurity statements you used to get by mail? You'll get them again soon. on.flatoday.com/1u3gIM6 via @Florida_Today

Florida suspends reading exam amid growing pressure

floridatoday.com — A state exam used to measure reading comprehension has been suspended, at least for the youngest of students, after mounting unrest with Florida's so-called "testing culture." According to the Tampa Bay Times, the state suspended the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading on Monday, also known as the FAIR test, for students in kindergarten through second grade.
Sep 16, 2014

Florida suspends reading exam amid growing pressure: Good story by @Mackenzie_Ryan. on.flatoday.com/1s4hyMe via @Florida_Today

Sep 16, 2014

RT @Mackenzie_Ryan: FAIR test that gauges reading suspended for K-2. Thoughts? DM or email mryan@floridatoday.com floridatoday.com/story/news/edu… #brevard #optout #edfl

Sep 16, 2014

FAIR test that gauges reading suspended for K-2. Thoughts? DM or email mryan@floridatoday.com floridatoday.com/story/news/edu… #brevard #optout #edfl

Sep 16, 2014

Ch ch ch changes...Florida suspends reading exam amid growing pressure on.flatoday.com/1s4hyMe via @Florida_Today #Brevard

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Power Women of Brevard: The Prequel

floridatoday.com — Last weekend, we introduced - and reintroduced - some of the Power Women of Brevard, the ladies who keep the wheels of philanthropy turning here on the Space Coast. We had such a great response to the women we featured this year, we decided to dig into our archives and share photos from last year's photo shoot with a dozen of our area's most giving women.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @suzyleonard: We had so much fun introducing this year's Power Women, we decided to share last year's too: on.flatoday.com/1uFqqFW #florida_today

Sep 16, 2014

RT @suzyleonard: We had so much fun introducing this year's Power Women, we decided to share last year's too: on.flatoday.com/1uFqqFW #florida_today

Sep 16, 2014

We had so much fun introducing this year's Power Women, we decided to share last year's too: on.flatoday.com/1uFqqFW #florida_today

John Byron: Amendment 1 is a no-brainer

floridatoday.com — Last Monday, I paddled my canoe into Cocoa Beach's Thousand Islands for a morning of fishing. I did well - released a nine-pound redfish. Waters were calm. Dolphins ahead cruising across the flats. Pods of manatees splashing about. Mullet everywhere. Birds. Critters. Peace for the soul. I love living in Brevard.
Sep 16, 2014

Op-ed: If you treasure #Florida's environment, then a vote for Amendment 1 is a no-brainer floridatoday.com/story/opinion/…

Financial Q&A: Long-term care factors into estate planning

floridatoday.com — A recent Fox Business article reported that the majority of seniors are completely in the dark on one of the biggest financial risks they are facing. The article, titled "Estate Planning Mistakes Every Boomer Should Avoid," sheds some light on the catastrophic costs of long-term care. According to the U.S.
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