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Here's the news you need to know as you head into the weekend

Florida challenges federal vaccination requirement
Florida filed a federal lawsuit Thursday that challenges moves by the Biden administration to require employees of federal contractors to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations by Dec. 8. In a joint statement, state lawmakers including Sen. Doug Broxson and Rep. Michelle Salzman said they supported the governor's actions. Read more here.

Florida elections chiefs dismiss 'The Big Lie' of 2020
Florida Supervisors of Elections Association is asking Trump supporters to dial down the rhetoric about the 2020 election. “Once people stop having confidence in the electoral system, you’re putting the nails in the coffin of our democracy overall," said Paul Lux, supervisor of elections in Okaloosa County. Read more here.

Early detection and treatment is still the key to surviving breast cancer
As we close out Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Dr. Sweta Jonnalagadda of Baptist Health Care reminds women how important regular screenings are. Read more here.

A plug for Manufacturing Month
While many hear “Pensacola” and think hospitality and other related companies that cater to vacationers, spring breakers, and other visitors, Jeff Dyer of Florida West says manufacturing firms also dot the landscape. Learn more about the local manufacturing industry here.

It's still called Facebook
Facebook's new corporate name is Meta, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday, in an apparent effort to recast the company's public image. The Facebook app used by almost 3 billion people around the world every month will keep its name. Read more here.