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Coast Guard Monitoring Rocket Debris

The Coast Guard is monitoring the debris field of a rocket that exploded during take-off on Sunday.

The debris from is floating north more than 150 miles off the coast of Florida, and it is not expected to impact beaches over July Fourth weekend.

St Johns County spokeswoman Sarah Hand says while it’s not likely debris will land along the first coast, beach-goers should keep their eyes open.  

“It’s best to stay away from any debris or any perceived debris and immediately call Spacex or the Coast Guard,” she said.

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Jacksonville Public Library Celebrates ‘Audiobook Month’

The American Publishers Association has designated June as audiobook month. The Jacksonville Public Library is celebrating the month by touting its free audiobook delivery service. The library offers so-called “talking books” and magazines to city residents who are blind or living with physical disabilities.

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First Read: Monday, June 29, 2015

A rocket carrying cargo intended for the International Space Station breaks up over the Atlantic Ocean, plus a look at how the recent Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and the ACA will affect Floridians. JU’s College of Health Sciences is renamed in honor of Brooks Rehabilitation, and a class of JU students launch a tracking buoy into the St. Johns River.

Welcome to WJCT First Read, your daily weekday morning round-up of stories from the First Coast, around Florida and across the country.

Here are 7 stories you might have missed.

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Floridians React To Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that same-sex marriage must be allowed in all 50 states. Not much changes in Florida because a federal court struck down Florida’s same-sex marriage ban early this year.

But Jacksonville residents Aaron Talbot and Joel Adams say, even though they’re already married, today’s ruling is still meaningful.

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