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Crews in Palm Beach Gardens battled a large 464-acre brushfire located southwest of the North County Airport on Monday.
The Florida Forest Service said Monday that the Tree Frog fire in Indian River County is now 80 percent contained after it sparked Friday.
2. Florida v. Facebook: DeSantis signs Big Tech 'censorship' law
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new law that in theory would allow consumers to sue social media companies.
The bill prohibits tech platforms from suspending or banning political candidates in the state, with possible fines of $250,000 per day if the de-platformed candidate is seeking statewide office and $25,000 per day if the candidate is running for a non-statewide office. There's one Florida resident/former president who the bill would affect.
Tech industry critics say the legislation is unconstitutional, setting the stage for a court battle over the law and it could be expensive. How will Florida pay for these lawsuits? It remains to be seen.
3. Florida ending $300 supplemental unemployment payments
Florida will join a handful of other states dropping their extra $300 weekly benefits from the federal government for unemployed workers.
Citing the need for unemployed Floridians to return to the workforce, Secretary Dane Eagle said the federal payments will end June 26.
The federal benefits program for unemployed workers is set to expire on Sept. 6 for states that do not opt out.
4. Noticing some shortages? You're not the only one:
One of the biggest sticking points of the resurging economy and job outlook is the shortage of some products and a rise in prices.
Much of this stems from the disruption of the supply chain over the last 14 months after many industries either closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or reduced production due to lower demand.
At the link above, we've complied a list of what's in short supply like chicken, diapers and more, why each item is scarce and when they could return to normal level.
5. Panthers heat up, Heat go ice cold
Panthers rookie goalie Spencer Knight stopped 36 shots, Mackenzie Weegar had a goal and an assist, and the Panthers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Monday in Game 5 of their Central Division playoff series.
The Lightning still lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 and host Game 6 on Wednesday night.
The Milwaukee Bucks crushed the Miami Heat 128-109 to take a 2-0 first-round play-off lead over last year's NBA Finals runners-up.
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On This Day In History
On May 25, 1787, four years after the United States won its independence from England, 55 state delegates, including George Washington, James Madison and Benjamin Franklin, convene in Philadelphia to compose a new U.S. constitution.
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