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5 Things To Know On Thursday, February 11, 2021

Posted at 7:05 AM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 07:50:46-05

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1. Trump's impeachment trial continues with never before seen footage of Capitol attack:
For nearly seven hours on Wednesday, the House impeachment managers featured clips of the violence from inside the US Capitol, some of which had never been seen before by the public. The impeachment managers then interlaced those videos with a timeline of Trump’s words and actions from that day.

Among the footage, Sen. Mitt Romney could be seen being rushed by Officer Eugene Goodman to turn the other way, away from the rioters. There was also video of Vice President Mike Pence and his family being whisked away by security as rioters commandeered the building.

Democrats will present the second half of their arguments starting at noon ET Thursday.

2. 'I’m a Bucs fan, I’m damn proud of what they did:’ DeSantis brushes aside question of maskless Super Bowl celebrations
Gov. Ron DeSantis went viral again on Twitter as he appeared to lose his cool about the question asking how celebratory gatherings among maskless throngs might contribute to the further spread of more contagious strains of COVID-19.

His response to why he wasn't wearing a mask while watching the Super Bowl inside Raymond James Stadium also had Twitter abuzz. Politico reporter Marc Caputo took to Twitter stating that DeSantis mentioned the picture saying, "Someone said, 'hey, you were at the Super Bowl without a mask' ... but how the hell am I going to be able to drink a beer with a mask on? Come on. I had to watch the Bucs win."

On Wednesday, Florida residents' deaths passed 27,000, taking six days to gain more than 1,000. Florida was among 11 states posting triple-digit deaths increases Wednesday.

Gov. DeSantis takes aim at media for Super Bowl virus coverage

3. Speaking of Super Bowl celebrations, Tom Brady embraces his inner Florida man
Throughout his 20-year NFL career, Brady has made some unbelievable throws, but the one he made while celebrating with his team of winning the Super Bowl may be his most memorable one yet.

Brady threw two touchdown passes to his old friend Rob Gronkowski in their Super Bowl victory, but the most show-stopping throw came when Brady threw the Vince Lombardi trophy to Gronk as they stood several yards apart on different boats. Don't worry. Gronk caught it, of course.

Brady appeared to go full Florida man as the celebrations continued with even Brady joking about his drunken antics on Twitter. What Floridian hasn't had a little too much avocado tequila?

4. Where can you try to find the vaccine? Winn-Dixie, Walmart and Publix
Starting today, Winn-Dixie joins the list of pharmacies that will offer the coronavirus vaccine at their Vero Beach location.

On Friday, five Walmart stores in St. Lucie County will join the mix.

The doses will be offered by appointment only to health care workers, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, as well as adults who are 65 and older in accordance with state guidelines.

Health leaders work to increase vaccine access in St. Lucie County

5. 'Very, very secret:' They called the ballistic missile test despite everyone being able to see it
It appears all but officially confirmed that the bright moving object over the Soth Florida sky on Tuesday was indeed a Trident missile launch from a military submarine near the Bahamas.

But who fired it? Either the U.S. or British military. The British military may not seem like the most obvious anwser, but "the last time a Trident was tested from that part [of the world], it was a British submarine," astrophysicist Scott Manley said.

Manley said there was a notice posted before Tuesday night's launch to notify pilots ahead of time. However, he said the notification of the launch came at "very, very short notice" to pilots who may be in the missile's air space.

Today's Forecast
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On This Day In History
Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990.

A smiling Nelson Mandela, released African National Congress leader, gives a black power salute at Archbishop Desmond Tutu's residence in Cape Town, South Africa, Feb. 12, 1990. Mandela was freed from prison after serving over 27 years. At right is his wife Winnie Mandela. (AP Photo/Ada Brodlow)

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