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‘I voted from space’: Lone American off planet casts ballot

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The lone American off the planet has cast his vote from space, keeping with NASA’s motto of “Vote while you float.” NASA said Monday that astronaut Shane Kimbrough filed his ballot in Tuesday’s presidential election from the International Space Station sometime over the past few days. He arrived at the orbiting lab in mid-October. Before launching on a four-month mission, Kimbrough said it was going to be special, being able to say “I voted from space.” By the time he’s…

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Rick Scott signs bill to boost education for veterans into law

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Gov. Rick Scott–as part of an avalanche of bills he granted final approval to go onto the books today–signed into law SB 7028 on Thursday afternoon. The bill, carried by the Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security Committee and its chairman Republican Sen. Thad Altman in the Senate and Broward Democratic Rep. Richard Stark in the House, is designed to increase educational access to military veterans. Specifically the bill would amend the Congressman C.W. Bill” Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Program to increase the…

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Sunday’s editorial pages

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The editorial pages along the I-4 Corridor this Sunday look at a wide range of issues, from the health care debate to space, from consumer protection to oil drilling. Here’s a summary: St. Petersburg Times – On Reform, Move Past Fears: “The American people should not spend this summer’s congressional recess succumbing to the fearmongering and outright lies that some House Republicans and special interest groups are using to erode public support for comprehensive health care reform. The stakes are…

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