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SpaceX Abort Test A Success, Says Musk


SpaceX tested the Crew Dragon Capsule’s launch abort system at Cape Canaveral Air Force staion this morning. The test is a critical milestone in the commercial crew program. 90.7’s Brendan Byrne has been following the test this morning, and he joins Crystal Chave to talk more about the launch abort system.
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Film Industry Holds Out Hope For Incentives


When the Florida House ended its session early, citing irreconcilable differences over health care- a lot of other bills got left behind. But there’s still hope in the film and television industry that an incentives deal to bring more production to the state can be salvaged.
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Orange County School Board Renews Call For Review Of New Standardized Tests


The state of the schools is…surreal. That’s according to Orange County School Board Chair Bill Sublette. He delivered the annual “State of the Schools” address Tuesday morning. Sublette said the school board is asking the state legislature for a one-year “hold harmless” period for the new standardized tests. They were administered for the first time a few weeks ago. Test scores determine teacher pay, school funding, and student placement. A “hold harmless” period would make this year’s rollout, which was marred by computer glitches, more of a dress rehearsal. In other words, the test scores wouldn’t count. And they shouldn’t, Sublette told 90.7 News, because the test hasn’t even been benchmarked yet. No one knows what the passing score is.  “That’s almost something out …
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