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5 Things to Know: July 20, 2017

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Posted at 5:42 AM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 07:42:26-04

DENVER -- Good morning! Here's what you need to know today, Thursday July 20.

1. 5th anniversary of Aurora movie theater shooting
We remember the victims and heroes of the tragic shooting that took the lives of 12 and injured 70 during a midnight screening of Batman movie 'The Dark Knight Rises' inside theater 9 at an Aurora theater July 20, 2012.

2. Betsy DeVos speaks at state Capitol
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will appear today at a conservative conference in Denver at the state Capitol. Denver7 anticipates bringing her speech live on Facebook and on thedenverchannel.com.

3. Slightly cooler today
There will be a gradual trend toward more storms on the eastern plains on Thursday. The increase in clouds will help to keep temperatures a few degrees cooler.

4. Colorado senator wants to impose tax on bicycles
A state senator from Grand Junction has thrown his support behind a bicycle tax after Oregon passed one as part of its latest transportation funding bill. You can read more about his proposal here.

5. O.J. Simpson parole hearing
O.J. Simpson, who has been in prison for nearly a decade, could soon be a free man. A Nevada parole board will decide Thursday whether he will walk out of prison. Denver7 will bring you the hearing as it unfolds live.