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5 Things To Know On Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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Posted at 6:51 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 07:38:54-04

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. What's next for the Supreme Court?
The body of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s will be on public view Wednesday and Thursday under the portico at the top of the Supreme Court’s iconic steps in front of the building.

President Donald Trump is expected to name his pick to replace the Ginsburg sometime this week. Click the link above to see the front runners.

Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado says he will back a hearing for Trump's nominee. That probably means that only two or three Republicans will vote against a nominee so close to an election, not enough to stop the nomination from getting an up-or-down vote.

Two women topping Trump’s list to replace Justice Ginsburg

2. Feeling like Fall? Temps drop slightly on the first day of Autumn
A cool front passed through last night with temps running a few degrees cooler than yesterday and dew points are down 5-10 degrees.

A Coastal Flood Advisory remains in place today. We could see some more coastal flooding, especially around high tide (12:56 p.m.)

Comfy weather persists through Wednesday. Highs in the mid-80s, lots of sunshine with low rain chances and a nice breeze.

Latest Weather Forecast: Tuesday 5 a.m.

3. Gov. DeSantis calls for harsher penalties for people involved in violent, disorderly protests
Florida's governor wants to crack down on violent and disorderly protests that shut down roads and threaten the safety of the public and law enforcement officers.

Calling it the "boldest and most comprehensive piece of legislation" like this in the country, DeSantis said, if approved, the bill would make it a third-degree felony if you take part in a violent or disorderly assembly.

In addition, you could be charged with a felony if you "incapacitate" roadways, destroy or topple public property, or harass innocent people during protests.

WEB EXTRA: Florida governor wants to crack down on violent protests

4. Why did the stock market drop? It's complicated
The stock market continued a September slide Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling about 800 points at one point. Monday’s downward movement was seen across many sectors, and market watchers point to multiple reasons.

Multiple media outlets are reporting about documents indicating major banks around the world potentially ignored red flags and allowed millions to be transferred by questionable companies or individuals. Stock prices for banks, including JP Morgan Chase, fell on Monday.

Many are worried about a spike in coronavirus cases and potential new “waves” of the virus; the United Kingdom announced they are seeing a sharp increase in cases.

5. What did the CDC just post? Online post causing confusion about transmission
The CDC stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air.

The post suggested that the agency believes the virus can hang in the air and spread over an extended distance, but officials say their position has not really changed and that the post last week on the agency’s website was an error that has been taken down.

Florida's Health Department reported 21 new coronavirus deaths Monday, including 2 in St. Lucie County, as cases increased by the lowest amount in three months, 1,685.

CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

Today's Forecast
It's finally fall! Cooler temperatures and dew points through Wednesday.

Latest Weather Forecast: Tuesday 5 a.m.

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which sets a date for the freedom of more than 3 million enslaved in the United States.

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