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5 Things To Know On Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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Posted at 5:13 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 06:18:54-04

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1. PBSO on hook for $6 million payout after 2013 shooting left man paralyzed
Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that calls for a $6 million payout to a man who was left paralyzed after being shot in the back by a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy.

Dontrell Stephens, who is now 26 and homeless, is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

The deputy said he saw Stephens reach into his waistband and that he raised a dark object he believed was a gun. The only object shown in the video is the cellphone Stephens had been holding all along.

2. What are the bad boys gonna do? 'Cops' is canceled
No, this isn't a Twitter version of canceled. The long-running TV show “Cops” is reportedly being pulled from the airwaves.

Earlier this week, "Cops" opted to not air its new episode. Days before, similar police show “Live PD” decided not to run its two live episodes.

"Live PD" will remain on the air as it faces controversy of a Texas man who reportedly told officers, "I can't breathe" multiple times before he died in custody. "Live PD" was at the scene filming, but now claims it no longer has the video.

Cops began its run on the fledgling in 1989 and has switched stations a few times. No word on if another station is interested in taking it up.

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3. Has the twisted Lori Vallow case come to a sad end? Humans remains found on husband's property
Lori Vallow's latest husband Chad Daybell has been charged after authorities searched his home and found human remains on his property.

Vallow's children Joshua "JJ" Vallow and Tylee Ryan have been missing since Sept. As authorities searched for the children they found that Vallow and Daybell appeared to belong to a doomsday cult, both of their spouses had suspicious deaths not long before the two married and more even suspicious deaths surrounded Lori and their cult.

Authorities have yet to identify the remains.

4. Why is Columbus trending? Richmond protesters toppled his statue and threw it in lake
A statue of Christopher Columbus in Richmond has been torn down by protesters, set on fire and then submerged into a lake.

A sign that reads, “Columbus represents genocide” has been placed on the spray-painted foundation that once held the statue.

Columbus has become a polarizing figure as many call for his October holiday to be changed to Indigenous Peoples' Day.

5. George Floyd was laid to rest, but his fight lives on
Hundreds of mourners packed a Houston church Tuesday for the funeral of George Floyd, the black man whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice.

"America, it is time for a change. Even if it should begin with more protests. No Justice, No Peace,” Brooke Williams, George Floyd's Niece, declared.

Many notable people attended including Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum, Pall Wall, Slim Thug and J.J. Watt.

Rev. Al Sharpton led the family in a procession into the church and singer Ne-Yo performed "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye (To Yesterday)."

Several government officials attended including Houston's mayor, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Congressman Al Green. Former Vice President Joe Biden filmed a message for the service.

Today's Forecast
Hot and humid afternoon with mostly inland storms.

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On This Day In History
On June 10, 1752, Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm and collects ambient electrical charge in a Leyden jar, enabling him to demonstrate the connection between lightning and electricity.

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