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Florida Dems sour on special session
Not everyone in Florida is on board with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ special session to tackle COVID-19 mandates this week. Manny Diaz, chairman of the Florida Democratic Party, calls it a "waste of money" and says the COVID bills could have been folded into the 2022 regular session, which begins in January. Read more here.

Florida Lawmakers pass plan to block vaccine mandates
Despite any criticism, Florida Republican lawmakers continue to follow through on promises in the special session. Wednesday night, lawmakers
passed a measure that seeks to prevent workers from being required to get vaccinated against COVID-19. They also approved a measure, sponsored by Rep. Alex Andrade, that will strip the state surgeon general of power to order vaccinations during public health emergencies.

A boost for boosters
Not to be outdone by Pfizer, Moderna has asked for that authorization on Wednesday, one day after Pfizer made its application. Read the updated story here.

Turkey time
Moving away from the COVID vaccine, Thanksgiving is officially one week away. And if you're cooking a turkey and live in the south, there's a good chance you'll be deep frying your bird. Check out these tips from NPR's Life Kit to make sure you do it right.

How you can see the nearly total lunar eclipse Friday morning
West Coast night owls and East Coast early risers will have the best view of the upcoming lunar eclipse this Friday. Read more to find out how you can see it.