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

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FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a military drill at undisclosed location in North Korea. As questions mount about the health of Kim Jong Un, an underlying concern looms for spies, policymakers, academics and curious news-consumers alike. In South Korea, Kim is seen as both demon and statesman. He has repeatedly threatened to burn Seoul to the ground.Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

Your daily look at nonvirus stories in the news:

1. DOZENS KILLED IN SOUTH KOREA FIRE At least 36 people were killed Wednesday when one of South Korea’s worst fires in years broke out at a construction site near the capital, officials said. They said the death toll could rise because more people were believed to be trapped inside the warehouse that was under construction in Icheon, just south of Seoul.

2. WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW ABOUT KIM JONG UN The answer is crucial because the North Korean leader’s intentions, and the as-yet-unknown state of his health, play an outsized role in the workings of Northeast Asia.

3. ’THIS IS THE DARKEST AGE FOR YEMENI WOMEN’ Former detainees and other activists tell the AP that hundreds of women have vanished into secret prisons where they are tortured and sometimes raped by Houthi rebels.

4. KANSAS VOTING RIGHTS — A federal appeals court panel rules that a Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote is unconstitutional.

5. NCAA TAKES MAJOR STEP - The NCAA is moving forward with a plan to allow college athletes to earn money for endorsements and a host of other activities involving personal appearances and social media content.