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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.

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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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wjctFR0626

First Read: Friday, June 26, 2015

After years of fighting, the U.S. Supreme Court has seemingly closed the debate over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the Cultural Council prepares to fill the Duval County Courthouse with almost $900,000 worth of art and six other stories you don’t want to miss.

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 eight stories you don’t want to miss.

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Two Northeast Florida Nonprofits Receive $2M In Federal Grants To Help Find Work For Ex-offenders

Two First Coast organizations received federal grants Thursday to help them find jobs for people getting out of jail or prison.

First Coast Workforce Development in Fleming Island received more than $1 million to support its work with juvenile offenders.

And Jacksonville’s Operation New Hope is getting more than $1.1 million for its efforts to help adult ex-offenders.

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Incoming Undersheriff: Street Lights, Cameras, Community Support Needed To Fight Neighborhood Blight

As Lenny Curry transitions into the role of Jacksonville mayor, he is taking a close look at several issues, including fighting neighborhood blight.

Outgoing Councilwoman Denise Lee is the head of Curry’s blight committee. The team will soon make recommendations about the best ways to fight urban decay.

“There mere fact that [Curry’s team] made blight a part of the transition is indicative that this administration Is very serious about the quality of life for all neighborhoods,” Lee said.

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