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10 things to know: Tuesday, April 30

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.

1. VENEZUELA’S GUAIDO LEADS MILITARY UPRISING

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido takes to the streets with detained activist Leopoldo Lopez and a small contingent of soldiers in a military uprising; the government says it is confronting a small “coup attempt” led by military “traitors.”

2. TRUMP SUES BANKS

The president and his family file suit against Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to block congressional subpoenas for his business records.

3. ‘HE IS NOW PART OF THE HISTORY OF EVIL’

The suspect in a fatal attack on a California synagogue was a star scholar, athlete and musician whose embrace of white supremacy and anti-Semitism surprised those who knew him.

4. END OF AN ERA IN JAPAN

Japanese Emperor Akihito announces his abdication at a palace ceremony, as the nation embraces the end of his reign with reminiscence.

5. DROUGHT HITS PANAMA CANAL SHIPPING

The restrictions on how deep the vessels can reach below the surface means large ships must pass through with less cargo, which translates into lower revenue for the voyages.

6. WHAT HAS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT

Trump and the Democratic leaders of Congress are coming together in search of a plan to fix the country’s crumbling infrastructure.

7. MEMORY CENTER TAKES VISITORS THROUGH AFGHAN WAR

The Afghanistan Center for Memory and Dialogue seeks to salvage, protect and share memories and stories of civilian victims of the country’s four decades of wars.

8. BIDEN LAYS BLUEPRINT FOR 2020

The former vice president says strengthening unions and promoting social and economic unity can restore Democrats to the White House.

9. MUSEUM CONDEMNS USE OF ITS ART BY GERMAN PARTY

An American art museum is demanding that a far-right party stop using one of its paintings, portraying a 19th-century slave auction, in a campaign poster.

10. TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED

The exuberant “Be More Chill”, the adult “Hadestown” or “Tootsie,” the crowd-pleasing show based on the movie, could be favorites for best new musical.

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