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5 things to know today

August 17, 2020 - 2:51 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. FEDERAL MONEY FOR PANDEMIC TRICKLING DOWN Congress has allocated trillions to ease the coronavirus crisis. A joint Kaiser Health News and AP investigation finds many communities with big outbreaks have spent little of that money on local public health departments.

2. GOLDEN STATE KILLER'S VICTIMS TO SPEAK Nearly three-dozen victims or survivors plan to tell their stories before Joseph James DeAngelo is formally sentenced to life in prison.

3. TRUMP RALLIES DEMOCRATS As the party gathers virtually this week to nominate Joe Biden for the presidency, party leaders and activists across the political spectrum agree on one unifying force: their desire to defeat the president.

4. VERDICTS UPCOMING IN ASSASSINATION OF FORMER LEBANESE PM A U.N.-backed tribunal in the Netherlands is announcing verdicts this week in the trial of four members of the militant group Hezbollah who were allegedly involved in the killing of Rafik Hariri.

5. CORONAVIRUS GROUNDS AIR TRAVEL Airlines are trying to convince a frightened public that measures like mandatory face masks and hospital-grade air filters make sitting in a plane safer than other indoor settings, but it isn’t working.

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