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Five stories you need to know for March 30, 2021

Reuters, 30 Mar 2021
Five stories to know for March 30: The second day of Derek Chauvin trial, Egypt's Suez Canal has moving traffic again, Myanmar protesters hold a 'garbage strike,' New York will expand its vaccine rollout to people who are 30 and older, and Amazon's union vote enters the final stretch in a watershed moment for U.S. labor.

1. A professional mixed martial arts fighter who witnessed the deadly arrest of George Floyd is due to return to the stand on for the second day of testimony in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin.

2. Shipping was on the move again in Egypt’s Suez Canal after tugs refloated a giant container ship which had been blocking the channel for almost a week, causing a huge build-up of vessels around the waterway.

3. Rubbish piled up on the streets of Myanmar’s main city after activists launched a “garbage strike” to oppose military rule as the toll of pro-democracy protesters killed by security forces since a Feb. 1 coup rose to more than 500.

4. New York will expand eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to people who are 30 and older, and will make it available to anyone from age 16 and above on April 6, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced.

5. The votes on whether to form a union at Amazon's sprawling Alabama fulfillment center are set to be reviewed, with momentum for future labor organizing at America’s second-largest private employer hanging in the balance.

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