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6 Things to Know – Your Top Stories For Tuesday, April 9

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  • It’s Tuesday, April 9th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

It’s Tuesday, April 9th – and NBC 6 has the top six stories you need to know for the day.

No. 1 – South Florida could be in for some wet weather Tuesday afternoon as rain is forecasted to move through the area. Keep your umbrella and your NBC 6 app handy for updates and advisories as well as First Alert Doppler 6000.

No. 2 – It will be an emotional night at the AmericanAirlines Arena as Dwyane Wade will likely be playing his final home game as a member of the Miami Heat as they take on the Philadelphia 76ers.

The team is planning to honor the veteran of 16 seasons as they still sit on the outside of the playoffs entering the final two games of the season.

No. 3 - A South Florida police officer and his department are being sued over an incident seen on a body cam video that involves two men who claim they were racially profiled when one of them was arrested at gunpoint.

The men say their civil rights were violated by a Miami-Dade Police officer who is still on patrol.

No. 4 - A South Florida family says more should have been done when their son was threatened by another teen while they played the popular online video game Fortnite, while the other family claims the threats were harmless.

In a video recording of the game, a 13-year-old student from Westglades Middle School in Parkland tells another teenage boy, "I'm not bringing a weapon to school unless they try and hurt my dad… And I'll gladly go to jail, and I'll kill myself in jail."

His remarks prompted an investigation by the Broward Sheriff's Office and the school district.

No. 5 - Attorney General William Barr is facing members of Congress on Tuesday for the first time since taking office — and amid intense speculation over his review of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report.

Barr isn't coming to Congress to talk about the report, but lawmakers are expected to ask about it anyway as they anxiously wait to see it in the coming days.

No. 6 - A new report says Miami is the seventh least-affordable large metro area in the world.

The recent report by urban researchers Richard Florida and Steven Pedigo says the Miami region's housing unaffordability crisis reinforces its high levels of inequality.

The report says only Hong Kong, Sydney, Los Angeles, London, Toronto and New York are more expensive than the Miami area.

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