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The News You Need To Know Today

Here's the news you need to know today:

Crist Criticism
During a Zoom call Thursday, former Florida governor Charlie Crist, who's running for the job again, criticized Gov. DeSantis' pick for surgeon general saying DeSantis has "turned his back on Floridians." Read more here.

Feds Pay School Board Salaries
The US Department of Education has provided nearly $150,000 to Alachua County School Board to cover a state penalty targeting board members’ salaries. The four board members had salaries withheld for two months after they voted to require masks in schools. Read more here.

NASA's Got A New, Big Telescope
In December, NASA will launch the most powerful telescope ever put into space. The James Webb Space Telescope will be able to study planets outside our solar system including checking to see if their atmospheres give any indication that a planet is home to life as we know it. Read more about it here.

CDC Backs Booster Shots For Older Adults
Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended a third dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for people 65 and older as well as others at a high risk of severe illness. Read more here.

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