Five stories you need to know for April 23, 2021

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    Five stories to know for April 23: The U.S. Climate Summit, Senate passes bill to fight anti-Asian hate crimes, Daunte Wright’s funeral, Biden’s tax plan and India’s COVID surge.

    1. The United States and other countries hiked their targets for slashing greenhouse gas emissions at a global climate summit hosted by President Joe Biden, an event meant to resurrect U.S. leadership in the fight against global warming.

    2. A hate crimes bill to combat violence against Asian Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic passed the Senate overwhelmingly, a rare bipartisan vote in the evenly divided chamber.

    3. Hundreds of mourners filled a Minneapolis church for the funeral of Daunte Wright.

    4. Biden will roll out a plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, including the largest-ever increase in levies on investment gains, sources say.

    5. A police convoy escorting a tanker carrying oxygen reached a hospital in India’s capital just in time, to the huge relief of doctors and relatives of COVID-19 patients counting on the supply, as cases surge to a new record.

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