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5 Things to Know for Today

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

1. HOW MINNESOTA IS SHAPING UP Donald Trump almost won there in 2016 but the state has moved farther away from the president since, and polls suggest Joe Biden has built a consistent lead in the unlikely battleground.

2. VIRUS CLUSTERS AT FRENCH UNIVERSITIES Students have contracted COVID-19 at schools like the centuries-old Sorbonne University in Paris, an experience that is a warning to other European universities that are preparing to reopen.

3. ‘NOBODY CAN GET TO US’ Rescuers across southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle are using boats and high-water vehicles to reach people cut off by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally.

4. ‘FORREST GUMP’ AUTHOR DIES Winston Groom’s novel was turned into an Oscar-winning smash in 1994 and became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon.

5. BROWNS WIN ON NFL’S 100TH BIRTHDAY Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb lead Cleveland to a 35-30 win over Cincinnati and rookie quarterback Joe Burrow, giving coach Kevin Stefanski his first NFL win.

Football news:

Neville on the European Premier League: Football will soon devour itself, because fans will turn away from it
Conte on Real Madrid in the Champions League: It's funny that someone doesn't consider them favourites. Great Champions play for them
Louis SAA: Manchester United depend on Pogba and Bruno, the team's best players. He lost his balance in defense
The authors of the idea of the European Premier League see it as a replacement for the Champions League. National associations will oppose
Vedran CHorluka: Salzburg are a young, attacking, bright team. The game will not be easy
The Minister of sport Italy about Ronaldo: These great Champions consider themselves above all
The dream of Mourinho: Some people misunderstand him. Great atmosphere in training