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5 Things To Know for Monday, Dec. 21, 2020

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Posted at 6:55 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 07:38:06-05

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. Congress reaches agreement on $900 billion COVID-19 relief package
A new COVID-19 relief bill includes individual payments reaching $600 for most Americans and an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits. Votes on the bill in the House and Senate are expected Monday

Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID relief bill

2. Palm Beach County expecting coronavirus vaccine arrival this week
The Moderna vaccine, which was given emergency use authorization just days ago, is on its way to Palm Beach County this week.

Palm Beach County expecting coronavirus vaccine arrival this week

3. Biden to receive coronavirus vaccine as Trump remains on sidelines
President-elect Joe Biden will receive his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on live television as part of a growing effort to convince the American public the inoculations are safe.

Biden to receive COVID-19 vaccine as Trump remains on sidelines

4. Palm Tran sees steep drop in ridership, millions lost in revenue
Tax revenue slowed to a drip in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hitting every government level: cities, counties, states, local and regional agencies alike. Among them was Palm Tran

Palm Tran sees steep drop in ridership, millions lost in revenue due to COVID-19 pandemic

5. Advice on how to declutter, organize your child's toys
With Christmas only a few days away, now is a good time to organize the toys your child already has to make room for their new ones.

Advice on how to declutter, organize your child's toys

Today's Forecast
A cold front will continue to move south throughout the morning bringing with it rain for the morning drive. Clearing skies this afternoon.

South Florida Monday morning forecast (12/21/20)

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on this day in 1937, followed by a nationwide release on Feb. 4, 1938.

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