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The DayStarter: This week's top things to do, a #GiveDayTampaBay guide and birthday pics of Britain's Princess Charlotte

After a morning with temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s, the heat returns, jumping to the upper 80s and low 90s in the afternoon. It should be partly cloudy, 10Weather WTSP reports.

• Puerto Rico's debt crisis has reached a new level, with the island's governor saying Puerto Rico will not pay most of its $470 million in debt payments due today. Island officials spent the weekend trying to negotiate a settlement that would have avoided the default. The development comes as Congress has so far been unable to pass a debt restructuring bill for Puerto Rico. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said the government could not make the payment without sacrificing basic necessities for the island's 3.5 million residents, including keeping schools and public hospitals open. This morning, we have a breakdown of what has already happened to Puerto Rico and why it matters to individual investors.

• U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said today that "several proposals" are being discussed aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria amid continuing attacks in Aleppo. Kerry met on Monday with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and with the U.N. envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. He said progress was being made toward an understanding on how to reduce the violence in Aleppo but that more work was needed. "There are several proposals that are now going back to key players to sign off," Kerry said after meeting de Mistura. We are hopeful but we are not there yet. … We are going to work very hard in the next 24 hours, 48 hours to get there." He did not say what the proposals were, adding that he would telephone Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov later Monday and that de Mistura was headed to Moscow for talks tomorrow.

• So what happens when a big hardwood tree falls in Florida? Usually, it's cut to pieces and dumped in a landfill, where tree removal businesses pay to have them burned or buried. Meanwhile, furniture makers pay to export the same wood from elsewhere. Doesn't make sense, right? Indeed, local wood workers are trying to use more local wood to make furniture and art.

• Britain's Princess Charlotte turns 1 today. In celebration of the princess' first birthday, Kensington Palace released a set of portraits taken by her mom, Kate, duchess of Cambridge. You can view all the preciousness in our All Eyes photo blog.

• Michelle Obama and Jill Biden appear on NBC's The Voice at 8 p.m. to mark the fifth anniversary of Joining Forces, the nationwide initiative supporting service members, veterans and their families.

• Get out your calendars: Here are the top things to do this week around Tampa Bay, including the big WaZoo Beer Fest at Lowry Park Zoo and lots of places where mom will get in free for Mother's Day (a good way to bail yourself out if you forgot to get a gift).

• Today is a good day to check out the more than 500 local charities poised for #GiveDayTampaBay starting at midnight tonight. The 24-hour fundraiser is like one-stop shopping for do-gooders, spotlighting everything from animal rescues to food pantries to education, the arts and veterans services. We found five ways to have fun while you give back on Tuesday.

In this photo released on Sunday by Kensington Palace, Britain's Princess Charlotte poses for a photograph, at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, England. The princess will celebrate her first birthday on Monday. [Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge | Kensington Palace via AP]

In this photo released on Sunday by Kensington Palace, Britain's Princess Charlotte poses for a photograph, at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, England. The princess will celebrate her first birthday on Monday. [Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge | Kensington Palace via AP]

The DayStarter: This week's top things to do, a #GiveDayTampaBay guide and birthday pics of Britain's Princess Charlotte 05/02/16 [Last modified: Monday, May 2, 2016 9:05am]
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