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5 Things To Know on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Posted at 4:58 AM, May 27, 2020

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. One small step for man, one giant leap for SpaceX: Astronauts set to blast off today
A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to blast off from Cape Canaveral carrying a Dragon capsule with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station.

It will be the first time astronauts launch from the U.S. in nine years and a first for a private company.

President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend today's launch. The launch is set for 4:30 p.m. and we will be streaming it on our website.

2. Open up the gates! Walt Disney World to present plans for reopening parks today
For the first time in forever, there'll be magic, there'll be fun! The reality of coronavirus really set in for the Sunshine State when Disney World closed. It had only closed its gates seven times in almost 50 years, but now it's been closed for months.

Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando will present their proposals for phased reopenings before an Orange County task force today. If they get approved there, the plans will be sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for approval.

3. Too late to apologize? Woman in viral racist rant has apologized, but she's finding it's too little, too late
A woman has been fired from her job and has returned her dog to a local shelter after a video taken from Central Park and shared widely on social media shows her apparent racist, verbal attack on a man.

She publicly apologized, but could see further consequences. City Councilman Mark Levine tweeted, "filling a false police report is a crime. Being racist is reprehensible. There needs to be accountability for this."

4. A packed Hard Rock stadium? It can happen... for movies
With movie theaters shut down and sporting events on hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Miami Dolphins are bringing the best of both worlds to South Florida. They will have two outdoor movie theaters at Hard Rock Stadium.

The theaters "will showcase classic Miami Dolphins content from the team's 54-year history, classic motion picture films, host commencement ceremonies and other events."

The theaters will definitely provide some much needed entertainment, but raises questions about when the NFL will start. If they're planning on 230 cars parking on where their football field should be, do they have high hopes for the season? Is this just to make money in the meantime? We will see.

5. Good News! No coronavirus deaths reported in Palm Beach County for 3 days
The country is holding it's breath as we wait to see the results of opening back up.

For the third day in a row, no coronavirus deaths were reported in Palm Beach County.

The county's deaths have remained at 315 since Saturday, when 4 fatalities were reported.

Today's Forecast
Another round of strong thunderstorms heading our way as tropical disturbance moves north.

Latest Weather Forecast: Wednesday 5 a.m.

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
Golden Gate Bridge opens on May 27, 1937.

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a stunning technological and artistic achievement, opens to the public after five years of construction.

At 4,200 feet, it was the longest bridge in the world until the completion of New York City’s Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in 1964. Today, the Golden Gate Bridge remains one of the world’s most recognizable architectural structures.

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