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5 Things To Know On Monday, July 12, 2021

5 things to know July 12, 2021
Posted at 6:56 AM, Jul 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-12 07:19:27-04

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. Hundreds rally in South Florida in support of Cuban people
Cubans in Palm Beach County rallied in solidarity with the Cuban people after a protest broke out in their home country.

Hundreds rally in South Florida in support of Cuban people

2. Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship
Swashbuckling entrepreneur Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday, beating out fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos.

Billionaire Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship

3. Pfizer to discuss vaccine booster with US officials Monday
Pfizer says it plans to meet with top U.S. health officials to discuss the drugmaker’s request for federal authorization of a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer
A sign at Pfizer world headquarters is shown Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 in New York. Under pressure from big investors and analysts to make a bold move, beleaguered drugmaker Pfizer Inc. appears to have one in the works with reported talks to buy smaller rival Wyeth for $60 billion. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

4. President Biden to talk crime with city, police leaders nationwide

President Biden to talk crime with city, police leaders nationwide

5. Donald Trump defeats Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2024 GOP presidential straw poll at CPAC
Former President Donald Trump won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll taken this weekend in Texas.

Trump at CPAC in Dallas on July 11, 2021
Former president Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Sunday, July 11, 2021, in Dallas.

Today's Forecast
Some strong storms are possible Monday as an upper-level low moves into the peninsula from the Bahamas on Monday.

South Florida Monday morning forecast (7/12/21)

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

First Alert Traffic
Crash closes I-95 southbound between Martin Highway and Becker Road in Port St. Lucie. Delays back past Becker Road.

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On This Day In History
Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first secretary of the treasury and veteran of the American Revolution, dies on July 12, 1804, after being shot in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr.

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