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November 19, 2021: House delays Biden bill, Spending package, Malcolm X, Rittenhouse, Ahmaud Arbery

Reuters, 19 Nov 2021
November 19, 2021: House delays Biden’s 1.75 trillion bill, Spending package, Malcolm X, Rittenhouse trial jury, Ahmaud Arbery case

1. The vote on U.S. President Joe Biden's $1.75 trillion social spending bill has been delayed in the House of Representatives, after Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy gave an hours-long, circuitous speech.

2. The White House said that its social spending package, known as the "Build Back Better" Act, would reduce the deficit by $112 billion over the next decade according to a new analysis.

3. Two men who spent decades in prison for the murder of Black activist and civil rights advocate Malcolm X in 1965 were exonerated on Thursday after the Manhattan district attorney apologized for what he called "violations of the law and the public trust.”

4. Jurors in the Wisconsin murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse will resume deliberations for a fourth day on Friday on whether to convict or acquit the teenager, who killed two men and wounded a third in racial justice protests last year.

5. The three defendants on trial for murdering Ahmaud Arbery after he ran through their neighborhood in Georgia last year rested their cases on Thursday, and prosecutors said they would not call any rebuttal witnesses.



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