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Apr 29 2021 - 04:05 PM
Daily News From Around the World: 4/29/21

Good afternoon! Here are a few of today’s headlines courtesy of Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” gallery:

Politico, Published in Arlington, VA

Biden Unveils Sprawling $1.8T Plan to Boost Families

President Biden unveiled his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan which would, among other things, provide universal pre-K and paid family and medical leave to the nation’s working households.

The New York Times, Published in New York, NY

Biden Makes Case to Vastly Expand Government Role

Biden’s address last night envisioned an expanded role for the government in providing medical care, living wages, and affordable housing to Americans. Biden also called on the Congress to pass legislation that would also protect the rights of workers to organize as well as the right to vote. If - and that is a big “if” - the Biden administration is able to do everything it has set out to do, the result would be an expansion of government on par with FDR’s New Deal and LBJ’s Great Society.

President Biden

The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC

Biden Says U.S. is ‘on the Move Again’

During Biden’s address he presented his first 100 days as a turning point against economic recession and the coronavirus pandemic, citing both the rapid rate of vaccinations and GDP growth.

The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan

With Only 1.1% of People Vaccinated, Japan Lags Behind

Japan’s slow roll out of vaccinations has led the country to having the lowest inoculation rate of the 37 developed nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The Guardian, Published in London, UK

Glaciers Melting Twice as Fast as 20 Years Ago

Glacial ice melts are now melting twice as fast as they were two decades prior and has contributed the most - compared to the melting of polar ice caps - to sea-level rises.

A glacier in Alaska


President Biden, courtesy of Wikimedia

Glacier, courtesy of Wikimedia

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