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5 Things To Know On Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Posted at 7:00 AM, Apr 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 08:15:20-04

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. Wellington cancels COVID-19 vaccine clinic due to Johnson & Johnson concerns
The Village of Wellington has canceled their pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic due to concerns about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine "out of an abundance of caution."

In a series of tweets Tuesday morning, the FDA said it was recommending a pause after receiving reports that six people developed "rare and severe" blood clots after receiving the vaccine.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine
FILE - This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two (Johnson & Johnson via AP)

2. Amber Alert canceled after 11-year-old Florida girl found safe
UPDATE: An Amber Alert has been canceled after a missing 11-year-old Florida girl was found safe in Tampa.

Officials said she may have been traveling with an unknown white male who is approximately 20-years-old and has sandy blond hair.

Montana Breseman: Amber Alert issued for missing 11-year-old Florida girl

2. NCAA says it could pull championships over Florida transgender sports bill
On Tuesday, The House will discuss HB 1475. It's a controversial measure aimed at banning transgender women from participating in high school and college sports.

Florida joins the list of at least 25 other states that are considering passing similar legislation prompting the NCAA to step in.

On Monday, the non-profit organization responded with a statement threatening to pull college championship games in states that have passed anti-trans laws.

NCAA says it could pull championships over Florida transgender sports bill

3. Police say officer who fatally shot man meant to reach for stun gun
The police chief of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota said Monday that he believed 20-year-old Daunte Wright was fatally shot by a police officer when the officer mistakenly reached for her firearm instead of a stun gun.

During a press conference Monday, police released body camera footage from the traffic stop that proceeded the shooting. The video shows three officers approach Wright’s car. After the initial stop, officers found a warrant out for Wright’s arrest on a “gross misdemeanor” charge.

Three police officers then returned to Wright’s car and attempted to take him into custody. A struggle ensued as Wright tried to get back in his car. That's when one officer yelled “Taser” several times before firing a weapon.

Warning: This video contains images of a fatal police shooting.

5. DeSantis slams Google, YouTube for censorship after video taken down
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized the tech platforms for pulling a recent roundtable talk between the governor and health experts after the companies claimed the discussion was spreading "COVID-19 medical misinformation."

In the discussion, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, and Dr. Martin Kulldorff advocated against masks for children.

A spokeswoman for Google and YouTube said the roundtable discussion was removed "because it included content that contradicts the consensus of local and global health authorities regarding the efficacy of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19."

Gov. DeSantis blasts YouTube after March news conference removed

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On This Day In History
On April 13, 1997, 21-year-old Tiger Woods wins the prestigious Masters Tournament by a record 12 strokes in Augusta, Georgia. It was Woods’ first victory in one of golf’s four major championships.

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