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May 29 2021 - 01:51 PM
Daily News From Around the World: 5/29/21

Good afternoon and I hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend! Here are a few of the latest headlines brought to us courtesy of Newseum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit:


The New York Times, Published in New York, NY

Biden Proposal Pushes Growth Of Middle Class


President Biden’s ambitious $6 trillion budget request would redistribute wealth from the richest Americans to finance much needed programs for the middle-class including universal pre-K, free community college, paid family and medical leave, as well as generally expanding the scope of government in the American economy.


Newsday, Published in Melville, NY

NY Covid Rate Hits New Low


Covid infection rates in the State of New York have reached the lowest levels since the start of the pandemic.


The Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan

Myanmar Residents Get Extension


A six-month extension for Myanmar citizens living in Japan has been granted due to the instability and uncertainty caused by the military coup that occurred in February. The measure can be extended again if the situation in Myanmar does not improve, says Japanese officials.


Aung San Suu Kyi, who was deposed in a military coup earlier this year


The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC

GOP Senators Block Commission on Capitol Riot


A vote to establish a commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection fell short yesterday; six Republicans broke ranks to vote in favor, not enough to meet the 60 vote threshold. According to Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), the Democratic caucuses most conservative member, the blame could be pinned squarely on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, “an awful lot of other Republicans that would have supported… if it hadn’t been for his intervention.”


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell


The Guardian, Published in London, UK

Lifting Lockdown in June is Risky, Warns Key Academic


A Cambridge professor whose work influenced the British government’s decision to go into lockdown last year now says that a lifting of the lockdown next month could be very dangerous if the government misjudges the possible spread of new Covid variants.


Images

Aung San Suu Kyi, courtesy of Wikimedia

Mitch McConnell, courtesy of Gage Skidmore at Flickr

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