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6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Monday, May 20

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  • It’s Monday, May 20th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Monday, May 20th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, it will be a seasonable start to the work week but keep that umbrella handy as isolated showers and storms stay in the forecast for much of the day.

No. 1 - One person was rushed to the hospital early Monday morning after a house fire in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood forced out members of multiple families.

Crews arrived at the scene around 2:30 a.m. near Northwest 6th Avenue and 73rd Street, where two separate units were deemed uninhabitable after the fire.

No. 2 - A man is dead after being shot in the face in Opa-Locka, police said.

According to Opa-Locka police, the incident happened at the 13000 block of Northwest 27th Avenue. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was airlifted to the hospital, where he later died.

No. 3 - Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Marton, is set to run for office.

Fulton is set to launch her campaign for Miami-Dade County Commission, District 1, on Monday. After many years of service and activism, Fulton hopes to bring her experience to the county commission.

Fulton’s son Trayvon was shot and killed in 2012. The 17-year-old was returning to his father’s home after a trip to a convenience store.

No. 4 – The "Temple of Time" memorial built to honor the lives tragically taken in the Parkland school shooting was reduced to ash Sunday evening.

Seventeen people, mostly students, were fatally shot in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018. On Sunday, the powerful monument for the victims was burned down.

No. 5 - Gov. Ron DeSantis on Sunday said President Donald Trump confirmed sending undocumented migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border to South Florida "is not going to happen."

DeSantis made the announcement in a Twitter post. "President [Trump] and I spoke yesterday and confirmed that he did not approve, nor would approve, sending immigrants who illegally cross the border, to Florida," DeSantis wrote. "It is not going to happen."

No. 6 - A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans — estimated at up to $40 million.

Robert F. Smith, this year's commencement speaker, made the announcement while addressing nearly 400 graduating seniors of the all-male historically black college in Atlanta. Smith is the Founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm that invests in software, data, and technology-driven companies.

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