5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news:

1. PAKISTAN PLANE CRASH – A jetliner carrying 98 people crashed in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Karachi after an apparent engine failure.

2. BIDEN’S COMMENTS STIR CONTROVERSY – On a radio show, Joe Biden suggests that African Americans who back President Donald Trump “ain’t black.”

3. LOUGHLIN, GIANNULLI PLEAD GUILTY IN COLLEGE SCAM — The judge said that he will decide whether to accept their plea deals after considering a presentencing report.

4. KHASHOGGI’S SONS FORGIVE SAUDI KILLERS The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announces they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving legal reprieve to the five government agents who’d been sentenced to death.

5. WILL VIRUS KEEP FLORIDA SPECTATORS FROM ASTRONAUT LAUNCH? In the age of coronavirus, Florida officials and NASA are split on whether it’s a good idea for spectators to show up for next week’s space launch.

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