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Five stories you need to know for April 29, 2021

Reuters, 29 Apr 2021
Five stories to know for April 29: Biden’s address to Congress, Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi, Rudy Giuliani raid, the Andrew Brown shooting, and the latest COVID update.

1. In President Joe Biden’s speech Congress he proposed a sweeping new $1.8 trillion plan in a speech to a joint session of Congress. Two women - Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - sat behind the president for the first time in U.S. history.

2. Prosecutors charged three white men in Georgia with federal hate crimes and attempted kidnapping in last year's slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man who was gunned down as he was out jogging through a suburban neighborhood.

3. Federal agents searched Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan apartment and office, escalating their investigation into the Ukrainian business dealings of the onetime personal lawyer of former President Donald Trump.

4. A North Carolina judge rejected requests to release videos showing law enforcement's fatal shooting of Andrew Brown, Jr., during an attempted arrest.

5. India's total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million after another world record daily infection as gravediggers worked around the clock burying victims and rows of funeral pyres were built in parks and parking lots. In the U.S.,Mayor Bill de Blasio told MSNBC that New York will reopen to full capacity starting July 1.

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