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Splashdown! Again
Four astronauts returned to Earth on Monday, riding home with SpaceX to end a 200-day space station mission that began last spring.
Their capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, in darkness. Recovery boats quickly moved in with spotlights. Read more here.

$3 million available to tackle homelessness in Pensacola
A report from the Homeless Reduction Task Force of Northwest Florida suggests how to spend $3 million in federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act. Mayor Grover Robinson discussed plans at his weekly news briefing Monday. Read more here.

Blocked for now, Biden's vaccine-or-test rule for workers faces uncertain future
It took just a day-and-a-half for President Biden's vaccine-or-test rule covering 84 million workers to be blocked by a federal appeals court. Now, the Biden administration is gearing up for a fight. Read more here.

More on Florida's mask mandates battle in schools
School boards have moved quickly to appeal an administrative law judge’s decision that upheld a Florida Department of Health rule aimed at preventing student mask requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorneys for five school boards filed a notice Friday that is a first step in taking the case to the 4th District Court of Appeal, according to a copy of the notice posted on the state Division of Administrative Hearings website. Read more here.

What Dr. Fauci sees coming for the pandemic this winter
As the weather gets cooler, health officials offer some insight about another holiday season during the pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci says the best approach is to be better at preventing the virus than treating it. Read more here.

Get ready for Public Radio Music Day
WUWF is celebrating Public Radio Music Day with a special Facebook Live performance from Tanya Gallagher. Make sure to tune in at noon on Nov. 10.