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5 Things To Know on May 26, 2020

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Posted at 5:10 AM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 06:29:39-04

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1. Where's all that rain coming from? It could be Bertha
The NHC said the disturbance currently over Florida has a 20 percent chance for tropical development over the next two days.

Since the weekend, the system has brought widespread showers and thunderstorms across the Sunshine State and it's not done yet.

2. If you're the subject of four Twitter trending topics, do you realize how much you messed up?
A video going viral on social media appears to show a heated conversation that turns into a racist and verbal attack on a man in Central Park.

After a man asked her to put her dog on a leash as required by the park rules, the video shows a woman go on a racially-charged rant. She says she is calling police, and says "I'm going to tell them there's an African American man threatening my life." The man in the video is not heard saying anything threatening.

"He is recording me and threatening me and my dog," the woman is heard saying after she calls 911. "I'm being threatened by a man in the Ramble! Please send the cops immediately."

Users on social media were critical of the woman's actions. "Fire Her," "Munchausen," "Karen Strikes Again" and what Twitter users believe to be the woman's name were trending on Twitter. She has not been formally identified.

3. The Proclaimers would be proud: West Palm Beach man walks 400 miles to Tallahassee in search of unemployment answers
Beau Guyott completed a 400-mile walk to Tallahassee after his application for unemployment benefits was active and eligible, but for three weeks he hasn’t received a dime.

However, Guyott said things didn’t go as planned when he arrived at the Department of Economic Opportunity in Tallahassee.

“Almost every question I was able to ask, when I was standing in front of the DEO, was either not answered or folks sort of looked at each other. They weren’t quite sure how to answer it,” Guyott said.

4. A big thank you: NBA star Andre Drummond gives $1,000 tip to Delray Beach waitress
Che Restaurant in Delray Beach posted Sunday on Instagram that one of their waitresses recently received a $1,000 tip on a $164.25 check from Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond.

The waitress even checked with Drummond to make sure it wasn't a mistake.

"I went to Mr. Andre and I said, 'Is this correct? And he goes, yes, that's correct.' And I just showed my appreciation. I was like, 'Thank you so much, I appreciate it.' He said, 'No problem.'"

5. The end of hydroxychloroquine? WHO to temporarily stop study of malaria drug for COVID-19
The WHO said that in light of a paper published last week, that showed people taking hydroxychloroquine were at higher risk of death and heart problems than those that were not, there would be “a temporary pause” on its global clinical trial.

President Trump has touted the drug and said he took it himself. He said he is now "finished" taking it.

“Finished, just finished,” he said in an interview. “And by the way, I’m still here.”

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On This Day In History
President Johnson acquitted in Senate impeachment trial on May 26, 1868.

At the end of a historic two-month trial, the U.S. Senate narrowly fails to convict President Andrew Johnson of the impeachment charges levied against him by the House of Representatives. Because the vote fell short–by one vote–of the two-thirds majority needed to convict Johnson, he was judged not guilty and remained in office.

At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Johnson, a U.S. senator from Tennessee, was the only senator from a seceding state who remained loyal to the Union. He served as Abraham Lincoln's vice president and became president after his assassination.

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