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In our news wrap Sunday, California is bracing for more heavy rain amid weeks of storms, the death toll from Russia’s attack on an apartment building in Dnipro, Ukraine rose to 30, Israelis protested their government’s push to overhaul the justice system, at least 68 people died in a plane crash in Nepal, and President Biden spoke at a historic Atlanta church ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Good evening. I'm John Yang. California is bracing for another wave of heavy precipitation tonight. For nearly three weeks, incessant storms have overflowed riverbanks and swamped entire neighborhoods. Millions of people still face the threat of floods and thousands remain under evacuation orders and warnings. President Biden has approved a disaster declaration for the state, freeing up federal funds for recovery as residents used a brief lull in the storm stay to clean up. Forecasters say an end is in sight. They're calling for warmer, drier weather later this week. In the Ukrainian city of Dnipro. The death toll from yesterday's Russian missile strike on an apartment building has risen to 30. One of the dead is a child today. Search and rescue teams continue to comb through debris for survivors. Dozens are still missing. Yesterday's barrage of Russian strikes across Ukraine was the heaviest in weeks. Tens of thousands of Israelis took to the streets of Tel Aviv last night to protest their new hard right government's push to overhaul the justice system. Demonstrators railed against proposals that include allowing a simple majority of lawmakers to strike down Supreme Court decisions. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who himself is on trial for corruption, remained defiant today, saying his government will move ahead with the proposals. In Nepal, 68 people are dead and four others are missing after a twin engine propeller commercial airliner on a domestic flight crashed while trying to land. And eyewitnesses video captured part of the plane's sudden final moments as it veered to its left and lost altitude as it near the airport. It's the country's deadliest plane crash in decades. Those aboard included children and infants and citizens from eight different countries. The flight's destination is popular with trekkers. The weather had been clear and the cause of the crash is unknown. And on this Martin Luther King Junior Day weekend, President Biden took to the pulpit of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church. That's where Dr. King was a co-pastor in the 1960s and where Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock is now senior pastor. The president said that Dr. King's words revealed the nation at a crossroads, both then and now.
President Joe Biden:
He said. Where do we go from here? That's a quote.
Where do we go from here?
Well, my message to the nation on this day is we go forward.
We go together. Today would have been Dr. King's 94th birthday. Still to come on PBS news weekend, my conversation with Martin Luther King, the third on his father's legacy. And a brief but spectacular take on suicide prevention.
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