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5 Things To Know On Monday, July 6, 2020

Posted at 5:14 AM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 05:14:33-04

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1. A Grim Milestone: Florida surpasses 200,000 coronavirus cases
Coronavirus cases continue to surge in Florida as the total passed the 200,000 milestone with an additional 10,059 in one day – the highest in the nation – as the death toll rose by 29, the Florida Department of Health announced Sunday.

One of those who died in Florida was the man in the famous 9/11 photo. Stephen Cooper was photographed fleeing smoke and debris as the south tower of the World Trade Center crumbled just a block away.

Broadway actor Nick Cordero died Sunday after spending more than 90 days in intensive care because of coronavirus complications.

2. Best October Ever? NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Final and Football
The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have agreed on protocols to resume the season but are still negotiating an extension of the collective bargaining agreement.

That agreement would have the Stanely Cup Finals in October, joining the NBA finals at that time. The NFL also hopes to be playing it's season.

Former NHL player found dead at 34

Marek Svatos skates against the Atlanta Thrashers at the Philips Arena on March 27, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Thrashers defeated the 5-4 in the shoot out.

3. Yeezy 2020? Kanye West announces run for president on Twitter
He's long toyed with doing it, but rapper and fashion designer Kanye West appears to be making good on his promise to run for president.

He already has one notable supporter.

4. Tropical Storm Edouard becomes the earliest fifth named storm on record
Tropical Storm Edouard has formed over the far North Atlantic, but the storm poses no immediate threat to land.

The tropical storm is expected to become a post-tropical storm on Monday. No coastal storm watches or warnings are in effect. A hurricane researcher says Edouard is the earliest fifth named storm on record.

5. Body positively identified as missing soldier Spc. Vanessa Guillén
The family of Spc. Vanessa Guillen says the remains found have been confirmed to be of the missing Fort Hood soldier.

The two suspects in her disappearance are Spc. Aaron Robinson and Cecily Anne Aguilar, a civilian.

According to the affidavit, the suspects allegedly dismembered Guillen's body and attempted to burn it after she was bludgeoned to death by Spc. Robinson.

When Robinson was located, officers attempted to make contact him as he produced a weapon and committed suicide by shooting himself. Aguilar has been arrested for tampering/ fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair a human corpse, a second degree felony.

Fort Hood officials to give update in Vanessa Guillen case

Today's Forecast
Hot and humid weather with highs in the low-mid 90s and heat index values 102-104 degrees.

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On This Day In History
On July 6, 1957, Althea Gibson claims the women’s singles tennis title at Wimbledon and becomes the first African American to win a championship at London’s All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

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