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BREAKING: Stocks sharply drop to new session lows; Bloomberg reports President Biden will propose a capital gains tax as high as 43.4% for the wealthy.

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JUST IN: India reports record high of 332,052 new coronavirus cases and 2,365 deaths

India suffers record 2,104 Covid deaths in a single day

‘How long do you honestly believe that people in power like you will get away with it?’ — @GretaThunberg  turned the screws on Congress on #EarthDay2021 , asking them to face climate crisis accountability

With a vote of 218-206, the House of Representatives has passed the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which would make the District of Columbia the 51st state.

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The initial statement issued by the Minneapolis police department said that George Floyd died after a "medical incident." This isn't the first time a police statement has been misleading or incomplete:

9,742 fresh COVID19 cases, 55 deaths reported in Haryana today (April 22); case tally 3,90,989, death toll 3,583

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Indian Armed Forces, in collaboration with DRDO, has set up 250 bedded dedicated COVID ICU facility at Delhi Cantt. All severely ill patients requiring ICU support shall be referred here by designated nodal officers, as per treatment guidelines issued by MoHFW: DRDO Officials

"My son had a smile that was worth a million dollars...He was loved by so many, he's going to be so missed," Daunte Wright's mother says in emotional remarks at her son's funeral.

'Poor people, people of color, Black and brown people...have the right to drink clean water and breathe clean air' — @Sen @KamalaHarrisKamalaHarris on environmental injustice

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Scoops of the Day

A Child Rescue Ireland alert for a 14-year-old Louth girl issued overnight remains live this morning, gardaí say. Svetlana Murphy is believed to be in the company of 18-year-old Nojus Maculevicius. Anyone with information is asked to call gardaí on 999 or 112. (Images: AGS)

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"I heard that there are a lot of ARMY in the Philippines, I'd like to see you as soon as possible." @BTS_twt  wants to visit the Philippines again

If you hate cops so much that you want them to stand by and let teenagers stab each other, let me suggest that you have lost your damn mind.

ANGEL'S BIRTHDAY PANTRY In a Facebook post on Thursday evening, actress Angel Locsin announced that she will be opening a community pantry inspired by the one in Maginhawa for her birthday on Friday (April 23, 2021). 📷: @143redangel 

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Hong Kong journalist convicted over database search for mob attack probe. 📸 @AntAFP  #AFP 

If a 13-year-old black girl is stabbed to death in Ohio by another 13-year-old girl, that's not a national news story and nobody knows her name. If a cop stops a black girl from being stabbed by a 16-year-old black girl, that's systemic racism.

Two Jain temples in Mumbai turn into Covid centres via @TOIMumbai 

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they call us millennials because we’ve been alive for a thousand years

Lisa from #BLACKPINK  stuns on the June cover of Vogue Japan. She is featured on one of two covers, the third star given such an honor. (📷: Kim Hee Jun)

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Scoops of the Week

BREAKING: Derek Chauvin has been convicted of the murder of George Floyd. For the first time in Minnesota state history, a white police officer has been held accountable for killing a Black man.

BREAKING: Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all counts: second-degree murder, third-degree muder, and second-degree manslaughter

Reminder to all journalists... This is how Minneapolis initially reported the death of #GeorgeFloyd 

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NEW: a deep-dive into the situation in India, where a devastating second wave is overwhelming hospitals and crematoriums, eclipsing global records as it goes 250,000 new cases every day, and test positivity is soaring suggesting many are still missed

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CNN producer Carolyn Sung was wrongfully arrested by Minnesota state troopers on Tuesday night. This letter from a group of media outlets describes how she was mistreated and held for more than two hours

Masking in our glory, because masks are no longer required outdoors in #Israel !

Worrying but predictable violence by some protesters as the Myanmar junta slaughters them: “We were peaceful protesters after the coup. But when they killed so many people, we couldn’t go further with a peaceful movement. We needed to fight back.”

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#WATCH | Maharashtra: A pointsman in Mumbai Division, Mayur Shelkhe saves life of a child who lost his balance while walking at platform 2 of Vangani railway station & fell on railway tracks, while a train was moving in his direction. (17.04.2021) (Video source: Central Railway)

LOOK: Malabon resident Kristine Santos put up an @weareoneEXO-themed  community pantry in Barangay Maysilo. She says she wants to promote her favorite K-pop group while offering food and other necessities to those in need. (📷: Santos) | via @jaehwabernardo 

Patreng Non, the woman behind the first community pantry in Maginhawa, shuts down the project today due to redbaiting by police officers and the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). | via @newsdwight 

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