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Survivor Recalls NAS Pensacola Terror Attack One Year Later

It was one year ago Sunday when an armed Royal Saudi Air Force officer entered a classroom aboard NAS Pensacola, killing three sailors and wounding eight others . Navy Airman Ryan Blackwell was at his desk in the International Military Training Office checking in students when Lt. Mohammad Saeed Al-Shamrani — a flight student — opened fire around 6:40 am. “[Al-Shamrani] was head-on; we were able to secure the office door,” said Blackwell. “It was a glass-paned door; he was on the other side...

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The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against social media monolith Facebook Thursday, alleging the company "refused to recruit, consider, or hire qualified and available U.S. workers for over 2,600 positions."

According to the lawsuit, Facebook allegedly reserved the positions for temporary visa holders it wanted to sponsor for permanent residency in the U.S. The average salary of these positions: $156,000.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced most of the state will come under a stricter set of limitations as intensive care units reach near-capacity levels with the latest pandemic surge in coronavirus cases.

Regional stay-at-home orders will likely go into effect "in the next day or two" in places with less than 15% ICU availability, Newsom said in a daily briefing with reporters.

Once it is triggered, the order will remain in effect for at least three weeks. It will be lifted when ICU capacity becomes more available.

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U.S. Navy

It was one year ago Sunday when an armed Royal Saudi Air Force officer entered a classroom aboard NAS Pensacola, killing three sailors and wounding eight others

Navy Airman Ryan Blackwell was at his desk in the International Military Training Office checking in students when Lt. Mohammad Saeed Al-Shamrani — a flight student — opened fire around 6:40 am.

“[Al-Shamrani] was head-on; we were able to secure the office door,” said Blackwell.

Millions of Americans who are expected to receive the new COVID-19 vaccinations in coming months will need to take two doses of the drug – and the U.S. government says it will issue a vaccine card and use other tools to help people follow through with their immunizations.

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"It's a beautiful feeling to be home," she says, surrounded by beaming neighbors and relatives who returned a few weeks ago from camps for displaced Yazidis in northern Iraq.

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That is expected to put a squeeze on job gains: Forecasters expect a report Friday from the Labor Department will show that U.S. employers added fewer workers in November than the 638,000 created a month earlier.

How much less is uncertain as the pandemic makes it hard to forecast economic indicators.

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Thursday, Dec. 3

Over 10,000 Cases Added

The state added 10,870 cases Thursday according to the daily report from Florida Department of Health. The statewide total is now 1,029,030. Another 100 deaths were reported, bringing the total to 19,112. Three deaths reported in Escambia and none in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, or Walton. 

Local cases added:

170 in Escambia

109 in Santa Rosa

200 in Okaloosa 

42 in Walton

Local Percent Positivity Rates:

Escambia: 9.69%

Santa Rosa: 18.15%

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