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

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news:

1. CLINTON BACKING BIDEN Hillary Clinton is endorsing Joe Biden’s White House bid, continuing Democrats’ efforts to coalesce around the former vice president as he takes on President Trump.

2. HOUSE PRESSING RUSSIA INTERFERENCE TESTIMONY An appellate court in Washington, D.C., is giving Democrats another shot at forcing former White House counsel Don McGahn to appear before Congress.

3. NEW REMEDIES FOR FLOODING Some communities in the U.S. heartland are taking a more natural approach to preventing the kinds of floods that have devastated the region in recent years. For more than a century, flood control has relied mostly on man-made structuresto keep rivers in place. As climate change brings more extreme weather, the new idea is to let rivers behave more naturally.


4. REALITY TV STAR ASHLEY ‘MINNIE’ ROSS DIES Ross, known as “Ms. Minni” on the Atlanta-filmed reality TV show “Little Women: Atlanta,” died after a car crash in Georgia.

5. 45 DAYS AFTER TORNADO, DOG RETURNS A Tennessee family has been reunited with their dog nearly two months after she went missing when tornadoes ripped through their home in early March

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