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5 Things To Know On Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Posted at 5:27 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 05:27:15-04

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. Rent is due tomorrow: Moratorium on Florida evictions expiring
A moratorium on evictions is set to expire Wednesday in Florida as many families continue to struggle paying their bills.

The moratorium was announced earlier this year and was due to expire at the end of May but was extended until the end of June.

If the eviction moratorium expires, eviction hearings are likely to be held online, likely over Zoom. Virtual hearings could put lower-income tenants at a disadvantage.

2. Missing happy hour? Bar owners consider legal action over closures
Various local bars and restaurants are trying to fight back on restrictions to alcohol sales that they say continue to threaten their businesses and livelihoods.
RELATED: Bars in Florida can no longer serve alcohol for 'on-premises consumption'
Some are now considering taking legal action.

3. Back to basics? Town of Palm Beach sets new curfew due to increase in coronavirus cases
The Town of Palm Beach announced it is issuing new curfew hours due to the record increase in coronavirus cases, particularly among young people, and lack of available hospital beds.

The new hours are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., effective Thursday, July 2, until further notice.

4. Who knew what and when? White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019, sources say
Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported.

That's according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence. The assessment was included in at least one of President Donald Trump’s written daily intelligence briefings at the time, according to the officials.

Then-National Security Adviser John Bolton also told colleagues he briefed Trump on the intelligence assessment in March 2019.

Trump denies being briefed and says he was told Sunday night the intelligence wasn't considered credible.

5. Wanna get away? Bill could give families $4,000 to travel
Congress is debating a bill that would provide thousands of dollars in travel tax credits to families.

Modeled after the homebuyer tax credit that was created in the recession of 2008, the travel tax credit would pay back families 50% of their travel expenses up to $4,000.

The refund would be for travel expenses made between the time of the bill's enactment and the end of 2021.

Today's Forecast
We could tie or break record high temperatures today and the Heat Index will be 105 degrees or hotter this afternoon.

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On This Day In History
Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie, is published on June 30, 1936. The film has recently come under fire for its racist depictions and glamorization of slavery. It was temporarily removed from HBO Max to have context added.

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