10 things you need to know today: August 23, 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, face of the pandemic response, says he's stepping down, Trump asks for a special master to review material seized at Mar-a-Lago, and more

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1. Fauci to step down in December

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, announced Monday that he will resign as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden's chief medical adviser in December. Fauci, 81, told The Washington Post he is stepping down because he doesn't "want to be here so long that I get to the point where I lose a step." Fauci joined the National Institutes of Health in 1968 and has been director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984. He told The New York Times he is "not retiring in the classic sense," but plans to use his experience to "advance science and public health and to inspire and mentor the next generation of scientific leaders."

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