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5 Things To Know for Feb. 8, 2021

5 Things To Know For Feb. 8, 2021
Posted at 7:05 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 07:56:56-05

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1. Buccaneers dominate Chiefs 31-9 to win Super Bowl LV in Tampa
Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns to lead the Buccaneers to a 31-9 win over Patrick Mahomes and the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs.

Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski after Super Bowl LV win
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87), left, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrate together after the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9.

2. Amazon, Cadillac score with Super Bowl ads
During advertising's biggest night, there were hits and misses. Overall, this year's crop of Super Bowl ads focused on light humor that strove to entertain and connect.

Amazon, Cadillac score with Super Bowl ads

3. Trump impeachment trial to open with sense of urgency, speed
Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial is opening this week with a sense of urgency. Democrats want to hold the former president accountable for the violent U.S. Capitol siege. And Republicans want it over as fast as possible.

President Donald Trump
In this Jan. 6, 2021, photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally in Washington. Trump has never been one to acknowledge he's lost. By his own words, he hates losing. The storming of the Capitol by his partisans was the culmination of months of denials that he was beaten in the election — and his lifetime aversion to acknowledging defeat.

4. How does vaccinating adults from COVID-19 affect children's lives?
As the vaccine rollout continues, many parents now have questions about what this means for protecting their children.

How does vaccinating adults from COVID-19 affect children's lives?

5. Democrats plan to propose boosting the child tax credit
House Democrats plan to propose boosting the child tax credit, now at a maximum of $2,000, to as much as $3,600 per child annually.

Democrats plan to propose boosting the child tax credit

Today's Forecast
Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s with scattered showers and storms possible with increasing rain chances throughout the day as a stalled front lingers across the area.

South Florida Monday morning forecast (2/8/21)

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
The Boy Scouts of America, the largest scouting organization and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, was founded on this date 111 years ago on Feb. 8, 1910. The organization has about 2.3 million youth participants and about one million adult volunteers.

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