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5 Things To Know On Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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Posted at 5:21 AM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 05:21:15-04

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. When are kids going back to school?
The Martin County School Board voted Tuesday to support delaying the start of school until Aug. 25, but the official decision is pending approval by the Martin County Education Association.

When the Palm Beach County School Board meets on Wednesday, Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy will recommend the 2020-21 academic year begin on Aug. 31 for students, according to district documents.

You can see school opening plans here.

School Bus

2. Are you ready for some football? You'll have to wait at least a little longer
NFL Network reports that the league and players’ union agreed to not hold a preseason this fall, which would have gotten underway next month.

Is the actual season in jeopardy? It's hard to tell at this point. The decision comes with the likelihood of teams playing in front of no or a limited number of fans during the regular season.

NFL logo behind white background

3. Black Friday can wait: Walmart to be closed on Thanksgiving
Walmart announced Tuesday that it’s giving out another round of cash bonuses to its workers and that it will be closed on Thanksgiving this year.

The retail giant says full-time hourly associates will receive $300, while its part-time and temporary associates will be paid $150.

Sam's Club, owned by the same company, will also be closed on Thanksgiving.

Boy with condition kicked out of Walmart cart

4. President Trump wishes Ghislaine Maxwell 'well,' says coronavirus will get worse
Trump was asked whether he believes that Maxwell will be turning in powerful men who may have been involved in Epstein’s alleged sex trafficking ring.

“I don’t know,” Trump said. “I haven’t really been following it too much. I wish her well, frankly. I’ve met her numerous times over the years especially since I lived in Palm Beach and they lived in Palm Beach. I wish her well whatever it is.”

When asked about coronavirus, he had a very different tone than previous conferences.

“It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better,” Trump told reporters. “Something I don't like saying about things, but that's the way it is. That's the way -- that's what we have. You look over the world, it's all over the world.”

President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump speaks at the White House briefing room May 22, 2020.

5. Reminder: It's hurricane season
Tropical Depression Seven has formed over the Central Tropic Atlantic, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm Wednesday.

Today's Forecast
Cloudy, scattered rainfall, temperatures slightly below average

Latest Weather Forecast 11 p.m. Tuesday

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
On July 22, 1934, notorious criminal John Dillinger—America’s “Public Enemy No. 1″—is killed in a hail of bullets fired by federal agents.

In a fiery bank-robbing career that lasted just over a year, Dillinger and his associates robbed 11 banks for more than $300,000, broke jail and narrowly escaped capture multiple times, and killed seven police officers and three federal agents.

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