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5 Things To Know On Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Posted at 6:06 AM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 06:06:18-04

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. Gov. DeSantis extends halt on evictions through October 1
Gov. DeSantis extended Executive Order 20-180, which halts evictions for Floridians, until 12:01 a.m. on October 1.

Monday night's announcement marks the fourth time Gov. DeSantis extended the eviction ban.

But for future reference for Florida tenants, experts say tenants facing eviction due to the pandemic's financial fallout should try to negotiate a payment plan or settlement with the landlord.

Gov. DeSantis extends halt on evictions for Florida tenants through October 1

2. Gov. DeSantis also said: 'We will never do any of these lockdowns again'
The governor said the state will not impose the stringent lockdowns that Florida saw earlier this year.

"We will never do any of these lockdowns again, and I hear people say they'll shut down the country, and honestly I cringe," DeSantis said.

The Florida Department of Health on Monday said there are 623,471 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11,187 coronavirus-related deaths in the state.

NEWS CONFERENCE: Gov. DeSantis hold briefing on coronavirus, health care, schools (42 minutes)

3. Another holiday with the beaches closed... in Palm Beach at least
Public beaches in Palm Beach will be closed for Labor Day weekend to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

The town said Monday it will close its public beaches and beach access beginning Saturday.

Beaches will reopen the Tuesday after Labor Day.

4. Wakanda Forever: Petitions ask to replace Confederate monument with Chadwick Boseman statue

Thousands have signed two petitions asking the hometown of Chadwick Boseman to replace a Confederate monument with a statue of the late actor.

One petition has garnered more than 14,000 signatures, and the other petition has over 7,000 signatures.

Boseman lost his 4-year battle with colon cancer on Friday, his family said in a statement.

Hollywood and fans share emotional tributes to Chadwick Boseman

5. Trump defends Kenosha shooter
Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was charged on Wednesday for the deaths of two demonstrators in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and for wounding a third protester.

Trump said about the shooting, "That was an interesting situation. He was trying to get away from them, I guess… and he fell & then they very violently attacked him.He probably would've been killed."

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters earlier on Monday that Trump will visit businesses damaged amid the unrest. Earlier in the day, McEnany said Trump is "not going to wade into that"in addressing the Rittenhouse incident.

Kyle Rittenhouse charged with homicide in Kenosha shootings that killed two protesters

Today's Forecast
Highs in the low 90s feels like temperatures in the triple digits, partly sunny skies, then afternoon-evening scattered showers and storms, mainly inland.

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On This Day In History
They didn't include this in the musical.

On Sept. 1, 1807, former U.S. vice president Aaron Burr is acquitted of plotting to annex parts of Louisiana and Spanish territory in Mexico to be used toward the establishment of an independent republic.

He was acquitted on the grounds that, though he had conspired against the United States, he was not guilty of treason because he had not engaged in an “overt act,” a requirement of the law governing treason.

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