10 things you need to know today: April 30, 2015


The Fifth Column

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The Week

1.Freddie Gray protests spread to New York and other big cities
Protests over Freddie Gray’s death in police custody spread from Baltimore across the nation on Wednesday. Hundreds of people marched in New York City to show solidarity and peacefully protest the treatment of African Americans by police in the two cities. More than 100 people were arrested in the Manhattan protest. Similar crowds demonstrated in Boston, Seattle, San Diego, and Denver, where 11 people were arrested.

Source: The New York Times, NBC News

2.Bernie Sanders says he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, confirmed Wednesday that he is running for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. “I believe (voters) want a fundamental change so that government works for ordinary Americans and not just billionaires,” Sanders told USA Today. Sanders plans to formally…

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