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The News You Need To Know Today

Here's the news you need to know today:

Law Enforcement Bonuses
New law enforcement officers in Florida would be eligible for $5,000 bonuses from the state under a proposal Gov. Ron DeSantis outlined Tuesday. Read more from WFSU here.

Saving Florida's Coral Reefs
Stony coral disease has scorched the already struggling reefs of South Florida and caused some species like Florida’s pillar coral to go locally extinct. There's a big effort to save it. Read more from WLRN here.

Fauci Calls DeSantis "Completely Incorrect"
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is "completely incorrect" to suggest vaccines are a personal choice with no broad implications, says Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's top infectious disease authority. Read more here.

Robert E. Lee Statue Coming Down in Virginia
Crews are set to remove one of the country's largest remaining monuments to the Confederacy, a towering statute of Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia. Read more here.

$30 Million For Disaster Relief and Afghan Evacuees
The White House wants $24 billion in additional funding to help recovery efforts for the California wildfires and several hurricanes, including Hurricane Ida. Biden administration officials are also asking for $6.4 billion to help with resettling vulnerable Afghans in the United States. Read more here.

The End of Britney Spears' Conservatorship?
James Spears filed his petition to terminate the conservatorship that has controlled his daughter's life and money for 13 years. A judge will need to approve the move. Read more here.