Friday clicks: Challenger 25 years later, Carney in, Egypt erupts

Twenty-five years ago, America’s faith in the space system was shaken, and we all experienced the shock of watching the Space Shuttle Challenger break apart and fall out of the sky. The accident ended the lives of seven astronaut, including the first teacher to go into space.

From the Palm Beach Post: how the pain still lingers.

In Palm Beach, that teacher, Christa McAuliffe, was remembered.

From NPR, astronaut Ronald McNair’s brother remembers him.

The big global story today: Egypt’s day of rage. This as the government there cuts off Internet access and firing rubber bullets at the crowds, and protesters fear the world has passed them by.

From the New York Times: Al Jazeera channels the Muslim world’s anger.

From the BBC: Obama’s dilemma.

Also from the BBC: Nelson Mandela is discharged from the hospital.

In domestic news: Rahm Emanuel is back on the ballot. Cue the angry rantings of Carol Mosely Braun. And the ballot battle has upped his sympathy factor.

And in the White House: the era of outsider press politics is over; the age of Jay Carney begins.

Staying with Washington: Politico cites warnings for Romney, and fear of a tea party takeover.

To Florida, where Allen West is holding town halls … for very specific audiences.

And Tampa/St. Pete takes its turn burying police officers.

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