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

Posted May 21, 2020 11:19 a.m. EDT

In this Sept. 9, 2019 photo, Yazidi Layla Taloo poses for a portrait in the full-face veil and abaya she wore while enslaved by Islamic State militants, at her home in Sharia, Iraq. Taloo's 2 1/2-year ordeal in captivity underscores how IS members continually ignored the rules the group tried to impose on the slave system. "They explained everything as permissible. They called it Islamic law. They raped women, even young girls," said Taloo, who was owned by eight men. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news:

1. ‘THEY BEAT ME AND SOLD ME’ Slavery of Yazidi women was strictly mapped out from the earliest days of the formation of the Islamic State militant group, an AP investigation finds.

2. DEADLY CYCLONE RAKES SOUTH ASIA The powerful storm rips through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges, killing dozens.

3. LOUGHLIN, HUSBAND AGREE TO PLEA DEAL Loughlin, 55, has agreed to serve two months behind bars and Giannulli, 56, has agreed to serve five months in the college admissions bribery case.

4. WHO HAS NATION’S BEST BEACH Grayton Beach in the Florida Panhandle was chosen in part because of its sugar-white sand and its clear, emerald-green water.

5. NAVAL AIR STATION SHOOTING - A security team “neutralized” an active shooter at a Texas naval air station, the U.S. Navy said.

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