5 things to know today - that aren't about the virus

  • In this May 6, 2020, photo, flanked by area ministers, the Rev. John Perry III, president of the Brunswick, Ga., NAACP, addresses members of the media in front of old city hall. The people who call Brunswick home say it's not the monstrous place it might appear to be in the wake of the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery after a pursuit by two armed white men. Perry was 'úpleasantly surprised that the people here have a great heart,'Ě he said. (Bobby Haven/The Brunswick News via AP)

    In this May 6, 2020, photo, flanked by area ministers, the Rev. John Perry III, president of the Brunswick, Ga., NAACP, addresses members of the media in front of old city hall. The people who call Brunswick home say it's not the monstrous place it might appear to be in the wake of the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery after a pursuit by two armed white men. Perry was 'úpleasantly surprised that the people here have a great heart,'Ě he said. (Bobby Haven/The Brunswick News via AP) Associated Press

  • FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, then National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington.

    FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, then National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Associated Press

  • This combination photo shows Dr. Luke at the 30th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles on April 17, 2013, left, and recording artist Doja Cat at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 23, 2019. Music maker Dr. Luke, born Lukasz Gottwald, is marking a comeback with the funky Doja Cat hit 'úSay So,'Ě which topped this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart thanks to its remix featuring rap queen Nicki Minaj.Instead of using his usually stage name, Luke used the moniker TREVOR TRAX.

    This combination photo shows Dr. Luke at the 30th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles on April 17, 2013, left, and recording artist Doja Cat at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 23, 2019. Music maker Dr. Luke, born Lukasz Gottwald, is marking a comeback with the funky Doja Cat hit 'úSay So,'Ě which topped this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart thanks to its remix featuring rap queen Nicki Minaj.Instead of using his usually stage name, Luke used the moniker TREVOR TRAX. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 5/13/2020 6:37 PM

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news:

1. HOW TRUMP VIEWS MICHAEL FLYNN CASE The Justice Department's dismissal of the case has been swept up in a broader push by the president and Republican allies to reframe the Russia investigation as a plot to sabotage his administration.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

2. SPOTLIGHT ON CITY'S RACE LEGACY People who live in the small Georgia city where Ahmaud Arbery was slain say despite racial inequality, Brunswick is not the monstrous place it might appear.

3. 'ėFAITHLESS ELECTORS' COME BEFORE SUPREME COURT Justices invoke fears of bribery and chaos to suggest they think states can require presidential electors to back their states' popular vote winner in the Electoral College.

4. 'ėOBAMACARE' CREDITED FOR FEWER CANCER DEATHS New research finds that deaths from the disease dropped more in U.S. states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act than in states that did not.

5. POP MUSIC MASTERMIND MARKS COMEBACK Dr. Luke's career waned after Kesha claimed in a lawsuit he sexually and emotionally abused her, which he denies. Now the music producer has returned to the top of the charts with 'úSay So.'Ě

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