Today’s Top News in Miami, Florida and the US – NBC 7 Miami (51)

Today is Friday June 24 and these are the main news of the day:

1.- Relatives of the 98 victims of the building that collapsed in Surfside returned to the place to commemorate the first anniversary of the tragedy. The relatives gathered in the early hours of the morning at the site where the 12-story building stood. and lit a memorial torch to honor their loved ones.

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2.- One day before the anniversary of the tragedy in Surfside, a judge approved a compensation settlement of more than $1 billion for the victims of the collapse. Most of it will go to the relatives of the fatal victims. A total of $96 million will go to the owners of the tower’s 136 units and about $100 million for attorneys’ fees.

3.- The federal Senate passed a bipartisan gun control bill, seen as the most important proposal in decades against gun violence. The Senate voted 65-33 to pass the bill to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to be approved this Friday. The two senators from Florida, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, voted against.

4.- The Cuban regime announced that it will maintain the extension for the stay abroad and entry with an expired passport. This means that Cubans residing on the island and those abroad can travel to Cuba with an expired passport without losing their status as residents of the national territory, even if they have been abroad for more than two years.

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5.- The White House announced an agreement to shipping nearly a million pounds of baby formula to the United States from a Nestlé factory in Mexico. The shipment would be used to make about 16 million 8-ounce bottles, which is double the amount recently imported from Europe and Australia.

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