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5 Things To Know for Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020

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Posted at 7:02 AM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 07:54:09-05

While you were sleeping, we compiled the biggest stories of the day in one place. Each story has a quick and easy summary, so you're prepared for whatever the day brings. Just click on the links if you want to know more!

1. President Trump says he does not support COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress
President Donald Trump is threatening to torpedo Congress' massive pandemic relief package in the midst of a raging pandemic and deep economic uncertainty.

Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands

2. Pfizer to supply US with additional 100M doses of vaccine
Pfizer and BioNTech will supply the U.S. with an additional 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine under a new agreement.

COVID-19 vaccine

3. Trump pardons 15, commutes 5 sentences, including GOP allies
President Donald Trump has pardoned 15 people, including Republican allies, a 2016 campaign official ensnared in the Russia probe and former government contractors convicted in a 2007 massacre in Baghdad.

The White House
(file photo)

4. New Boys and Girls Club set to open Jan. 4 in St. Lucie County
The Boys and Girls Club is expanding its reach in St. Lucie County. Preparations are underway to open up a new complex on track to become the club's largest campus in the state.

New Boys and Girls Club set to open Jan. 4 in St. Lucie County

5. Anchor John Favole retires from broadcasting
After 42 years in broadcasting, WPTV NewsChannel 5/WFLX Fox 29 anchor John Favole signs off on his final broadcast.

Anchor John Favole retires from broadcasting

Today's Forecast
Highs in the mid-upper 70s, partly sunny skies and a few isolated showers possible with light east winds. Tonight, lows in the mid-upper 60s.

South Florida Wednesday morning forecast (12/23/20)

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cut off the lower part of his left ear with a razor Dec. 23, 1888, while staying in Arles, France. The painter, who was suffering from depression, later documented the event in a painting titled Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear.

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