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5 Things To Know for Monday, Nov. 23, 2020

5 Things To Know Nov. 23, 2020
Posted at 6:53 AM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 06:53:18-05

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. Florida approaches 1 million coronavirus cases
Florida is on track to be the third state in the country to surpass one million COVID-19 cases, with some areas seeing dwindling ICU beds.

Florida approaches 1 million coronavirus cases

2. Free turkey, grocery giveaway at Liberty Movement Ministry near West Palm Beach
A Palm Beach County food pantry forced to close its doors is making a comeback just in time for the holidays, feeding 500 families.

Free turkey, grocery giveaway Monday at Liberty Movement Ministry near West Palm Beach

3. Co-founder of viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dies at 37
The ALS Association says a co-founder of the viral ice bucket challenge, Pat Quinn, died Sunday at the age of 37. Quinn helped inspire participation in the social media challenge, which has raised more than $200 million worldwide for Lou Gehrig’s disease research.

Co-founder of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dies at 37
Photo courtesy of ALS

4. President Trump's campaign legal team distances itself from Powell
The Trump campaign's legal team is moving to distance itself from a firebrand conservative attorney, Sidney Powell.

Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell
Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, left, listens to Sidney Powell, both lawyers for President Donald Trump, during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington.

5. Longtime national security aide emerges as top pick for Biden's secretary of state
A longtime national security aide to President-elect Joe Biden, Antony Blinken, is the leading contender to become Biden's nominee for secretary of state.

Antony Blinken
Antony Blinken

Today's Forecast
A cold front will work its way Monday across South Florida, but not much rain is expected with it other than an isolated rain shower.

South Florida Monday morning forecast (11/23/20)

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
The infamous Western outlaw William H. Bonney, known more famously as "Billy the Kid," was born in New York City on Nov. 23, 1859. Historians say Bonney killed at least nine people in the American West before he was shot dead at age 21.

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