The Biggest Non-Coronavirus Stories You Missed Today: Miami Dolphins Legend Don Shula Dies, Andy Lack Out At NBC News

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Rachel Sandler   Forbes U.S. Staff

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The coronavirus pandemic is upending life around the world, straining the global economy and disrupting the way Americans work, learn and socialize, but it’s not the only story; here are five news events you may have missed Monay:

- Andy Lack, the chairman of NBC News and MSNBC, will step down at the end of May following five years at the helm of the networks and public criticism of his handling of sexual misconduct allegations against Matt Lauer and his role in NBC’s investigation of Harvey Weinstein.

- Hall of Fame Miami Dolphins Coach Don Shula died Monday at age 90. While the team did not release a cause of death, it appears to be unrelated to the coronavirus. Shula led the Dolphins in 1972 to the only undefeated season in NFL history.

- On ‘Star Wars Day,’ Disney announced Taiki Waititi will direct and co-write a new “Star Wars” film alongside Oscar-nominated “1917” writer, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, although no release date has been set for the project.

- Justice Clarence Thomas spoke during oral arguments for the first time since March 2019 at the Supreme Court’s first remote hearing Monday. The case concerns a trademark dispute involving travel website Booking.com. 

- “Midnight Sun,” which tells the story of the first “Twilight” book through the perspective of Edward Cullen, will be released August 4, 2020, 

- Nicolas Cage will play Joe Exotic in a scripted television series based Netflix documentary “Tiger King,” Variety reported.

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Rachel Sandler   Forbes U.S. Staff

I’m a San Francisco-based reporter covering breaking news at Forbes. I’ve previously reported for USA Today, Business Insider, The San Francisco Business Times and San Jose Inside. I studied journalism at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and was an editor at The Daily Orange, the university’s independent student newspaper.