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The News You Need To Know Today


Here's the news you need to know this morning:

A Judge Has Blocked The 'Anti-Riot' Law Passed In Florida After George Floyd Protests
Florida's new "anti-riot" law championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis as a way to quell violent protests is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Read more here.

DeSantis Appeals Mask Mandate Order
Gov. Ron DeSantis quickly filed an emergency appeal Thursday after a Tallahassee Circuit judge ruled that DeSantis overstepped his constitutional authority in an executive order aimed at preventing districts from requiring students to wear face coverings. Read more here.

Florida School Districts Tackle Staffing Challenges
Since the school year began nearly a month ago, a growing number of school districts have gotten creative to address a shortage of bus drivers, cafeteria workers and other support staff. Read more here.

Biden's Coronavirus Response Coordinator Talks About New COVID Plan
President Joe Biden announced Thursday a forthcoming federal rule that all businesses with 100 or more employees have to ensure that every worker is either vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing for the coronavirus. White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeff Zients talked to NPR's Ailsa Chang on All Things Considered about the rule. Read more here.

UWF Marks Constitution Day With A Roman Flair
The University of West Florida has celebrated Constitution Day since 2006 with the exception of last year. On Monday, UWF continues its tradition with an in-depth look at the internal politics…of ancient Rome. Read more here.

9/11 Remembered
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. WUWF's Hunter Morrison spoke to people in downtown Pensacola to find out what they remember from that day and how they think history will treat it. Listen here.

And don't miss NPR's latest signature film about the lost loved ones of 9/11. Watch below