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5 Things You Need to Know Today, June 5

A chance for more rain, a meeting of the Board of Appeals and an American Red Cross blood drive.

Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 

Today is Tuesday, June 5. Here are 5 things you need to know:

  • Cloudy, showers possible: Looks like we may get wet again today. According to the National Weather Service we have a 40 percent chance of showers today. Otherwise mostly cloudy with a high near 61 degrees. A chance of showers tonight with a low around 49. 
  • Public meeting: The Burlington Board of Appeals is meeting at 7:30 p.m. this evening in the second-floor meeting room at .
  • Blood drive: The American Red Cross is holding a from 1:3- to 7 p.m. today at the Burlington , 162 Winn St. Do you part and donate today.
  • New career help: The is hosting a  program from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today. This is a networking and workshop dedicated to providing a 'roadmap to re-employment' for transitioning professionals. It is free and all are welcome.
  • Shots ring out in California: On this day in 1968, moments after his celebratory speech at the California presidential primary in Los Angeles, Robert F. Kennedy was shot three times. Five others were also wounded in the attack. Although RFK was taken to the hospital where he clung to life for 24 hours, the presidential hopeful succumbed to his injuries and died June 6. He was buried next to his brother, assassinated Pres. John F. Kennedy, Jr., at Arlington National Cemetery. The Los Angeles shooting was committed by Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan, who has been jailed since he was convicted in 1969. He has repeatedly been denied bail by the judicial system.

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