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

April 20, 2020 GMT
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FILE - In this June 26, 2010 file photo, Plaquemines Parish Coastal Zone Director P.J. Hahn rescues a heavily oiled bird from the waters of Barataria Bay, La., which are laden with oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Ten years after the nation's biggest offshore oil spill fouled its waters, the Gulf of Mexico sparkles in the sunlight and its fish are safe to eat. But scientists who have spent $500 million dollars from BP researching the impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster have found much to be concerned about. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
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FILE - In this June 26, 2010 file photo, Plaquemines Parish Coastal Zone Director P.J. Hahn rescues a heavily oiled bird from the waters of Barataria Bay, La., which are laden with oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Ten years after the nation's biggest offshore oil spill fouled its waters, the Gulf of Mexico sparkles in the sunlight and its fish are safe to eat. But scientists who have spent $500 million dollars from BP researching the impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster have found much to be concerned about. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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

1. SHOOTING RAMPAGE IN CANADA KILLS 18 Police fan out across more than a dozen crime scenes after a rampage by a gunman disguised as a police officer left at least 18 dead and homes in smoldering ruins in rural communities across Nova Scotia.

2. EFFECTS OF GULF OIL SPILL STILL FELT A DECADE LATER Scientists who spent the last 10 years studying the Deepwater Horizon spill still worry about its effects on dolphins, whales and other sea creatures, and ancient corals in the cold, dark depths.

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3. IMPASSE BROKEN IN ISRAEL Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival announce that they have forged a deal to form a coalition government, ending months of political paralysis.

4. ‘WE DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT WE’RE BREATHING’ Communities of color, especially on the Texas Gulf Coast, say they are living on the front line of the Trump administration’s public health and environment rollbacks.

5. CELEBRATED WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER FOUND DEAD Peter Beard’s body is discovered in a wooded area near his home on Long Island, New York, three weeks after the artist and adventurer was reported missing. He was 82.