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5 Things To Know On Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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Posted at 5:23 AM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 05:23:29-04

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! You can watch the latest LIVE on WPTV here from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.

1. 'Disoriented' Broward County firefighter disappears in Palm Beach County
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is looking for leads in the desperate search for a missing Broward County firefighter who vanished on Friday after appearing "disoriented."

James Vanminden was last seen in the area of Randolph Siding Road and Alexander Run in Jupiter Farms, where he crashed his truck into a tree.

2. Back to school? It's not so simple this year
Schools across the country have some serious decisions to make when it comes to holding classes this fall.

The School District of Palm Beach County is hosting several virtual town hall meetings to discuss the possible plans for reopening schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Florida university system’s governing board is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss reopening plans for the system’s 12 public universities.

3. Sports, remember those?
In recent days, several coronavirus outbreaks among teams and athletes have demonstrated the enormous challenge ahead for sports leagues attempting to return to action.

While non-contact individual sports like NASCAR and golf have been able to resume, many other sports are struggling to formalize plans to return to play. Other than the NFL, which is in its offseason, only one of the five other major sports leagues have a firm return date.

Professional soccer’s MLS is slated to resume on July 8 with a tournament being played in Orlando.

4. As cases climb, health experts beg Floridians to wear masks
Florida's surgeon general has issued a public health advisory calling for everyone to wear masks in public.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has not issued an executive order requiring that Floridians wear masks, but communities across Florida are considering creating their own mandates.

The new advisory comes after a 20-day surge in cases of COVID-19. In Florida, since June 3, the state has reported more than 1,000 new cases each day except one including one day of over 4,000.

5. Good Boy! TSA K-9 sent into retirement with tennis ball surprise
We're ending on a pawsitive note! A federal agent had a ball or rather 200 balls at his retirement party.

A TSA explosive detection canine named TTirado officially retired this week after eight years of service.

A TSA spokesperson captured TTirado's retirement party on video and it quickly went viral on Twitter.

TSA K-9 sent into retirement with tennis ball surprise

Today's Forecast
Another day with feels like temperatures in the triple digits.

South Florida weather 6/22/20

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On This Day In History
On June 23, 1972, Title IX of the education amendments of 1972 is enacted into law. Title IX prohibits federally funded educational institutions from discriminating against students or employees based on sex.

As a result of Title IX, any school that receives any federal money from the elementary to university level–in short, nearly all schools–must provide fair and equal treatment of the sexes in all areas, including athletics.

Before Title IX, few opportunities existed for female athletes.

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