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5 Things To Know On Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Posted at 7:04 AM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 07:04:01-05

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1. What's next in Trump's second Senate impeachment trial?
Fifty-six senators, including six Republicans, voted on Tuesday that the impeachment of former President Donald Trump is constitutional during the opening day of the trial. Florida's senators Rubio and Scott both voted no.

Starting at noon today, the impeachment managers will be given 16 hours, evenly divided between two days, to lay out the case against Trump. After the House Democrats make their arguments, Trump’s defense will then be given 16 hours over two days to issue their rebuttal.

Given the schedule outlined by Schumer, it appears the trial could take nearly a week to come to a conclusion. You can see the full schedule here.

What's next in Trump's second Senate impeachment trial?

2. What's that in the sky? It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a... ballistic missile
A strange object spotted in the sky has some saying "the truth is out there," but it seems likely that the answer doesn't belong in the X-files.

"The fact that you're seeing people from the Hobe Sound and The Bahamas seeing it simultaneously it tells me that it's extremely high up in the sky," said Eric Vandernoot, an astronomy and physics lab coordinator at Florida Atlantic University.

Dr. Marco Langbroek, a Dutch researcher and scientist, said he believes the object was a Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile that was being tested off the coast of Florida.

WPTV viewers report strange sighting in sky

3. Not the X-Files, but a real-life Gilligan's Island: Trio found on deserted island
The US Coast Guard confirmed on Tuesday that two men and a woman were rescued off Anguilla Cay, Bahamas, on Tuesday, which is a small, uninhabited island between Cuba and the United States.

According to the Coast Guard, the Cuban nationals were rescued after being stranded for 33 days. They were later transported to the Lower Keys Medical Center with no reported injuries.

According to WPLG-TV, the Cuban nationals lived off coconuts on the island for the entire 33 days.

4. Forget Walmart Rollbacks, they're now a part of the vaccine rollout:
Gov. Ron DeSantis said the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to seniors at 119 Walmart stores across 34 counties by Friday.

Seniors will be able to register on a COVID-19 vaccination site on Walmart and Sam's Club websites. Seniors will not have to be a Sam's Club member to get a shot at the store.

The state announced that one store in Fort Pierce, one store in Okeechobee and four stores in Port St. Lucie will be part of the Walmart and Sam's Club vaccine distribution.

Florida expanding COVID-19 vaccinations to Walmart pharmacies

5. Where else can you find the vaccine? West Palm Beach VA offering COVID-19 vaccine this week
The West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center is offering the coronavirus vaccine Wednesday through Friday.

No appointment is needed, but do you need to meet specific criteria.

All those who receive the vaccine must be a veteran who is also one or more of the following:

  • 65 years and older
  • Living in community living centers or other congregate living settings
  • Homeless
  • Hemodialysis patients
  • Solid organ transplant patients or patients who are listed for transplant
  • Chemotherapy patients
  • Essential Frontline Workers. You must bring identification or documentation that you are employed as an essential worker defined by the CDC.
West Palm Beach VA offering COVID-19 vaccine this week

Today's Forecast
Sunny hot and humid weather returns:

Latest Weather Forecast: Wednesday 5 a.m.

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
On February 10, 1962, American spy pilot Francis Gary Powers is released by the Soviets in exchange for Soviet Colonel Rudolf Abel, a senior KGB spy who was caught in the United States five years earlier. The two men were brought to separate sides of the Glienicker Bridge, which connects East and West Berlin across Lake Wannsee.

U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers sits in the witness chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C. on March 6, 1962. This is his first public appearance since release by the Russians on Feb. 10. He is holding a U-2 model plane. (AP Photo)

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