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Sunday News: “Egypt Pitches New Proposal for Gaza Cease-Fire”; At WHCD, Biden Implores Media to “rise up to the seriousness of the moment”; “Trump’s Sleepy, Sleazy Criminal Trial”; Youngkin “could have little to show for his four years as governor”

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by Lowell

Here are a few international, national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Sunday, April 28. Also check out President Joe Biden’s White House Correspondents Dinner speech, at which he said:

“On the third anniversary of January 6th, I went to Valley Forge, and I said, ‘The most urgent question of our time is whether democracy is still — is still the sacred cause of America.’ That is the question the American people must answer this year. And you, the free press, play a critical role in making sure the American people have the information they need to make an informed decision. A defeated former president has made no secret of his attack on our democracy. He said he wants to be a dictator on Day One and so much more. He tells supporters he is their revenge and retribution. When in God’s name you ever heard another president say something like that? And he promised a bloodbath when he loses again. We have to take this seriously. Eight years ago, you could have written off it as just Trump talk, but no longer, not after January 6th. I’m sincerely not asking you to take sides, but I’m asking you to rise up to the seriousness of the moment. Move past the horse race numbers and the gotcha moments and the distractions, the sideshows that have come to dominate and sensationalize our politics and focus on what’s actually at stake. And I think in your hearts you know what’s at stake. The stakes couldn’t be higher. Every single one of us has roles to play, a serious role to play in making sure democracy endures — American democracy. I know my role, but all due respect, so do you. In the age of disinformation, credible information that people can trust is more important than ever, and that makes you — and I mean this from the bottom of my heart — makes you more important than ever. So tonight, I’d like to make a toast. To a free press. To an informed citizenry. To an America where freedom and democracy endure. God bless America.”

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