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(CNN)Dry conditions in the western US are adding to fears of another bad wildfire season. To make matters more precarious, the world’s largest firefighting air tanker has been grounded indefinitely.

Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day.(You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. White HousePresident Biden delivered his first address to Congress last night, on the eve of his 100th day in office. The President focused his speech on what his ambitious and sometimes politically divisive policy changes can do for Americans. He made no apology for passing the massive coronavirus relief bill without Republican support and called on legislators to swiftly act on other top-line issues, like police reform and infrastructure spending. While his biggest priorities have been domestic, Biden also said by addressing issues like green energy production, the US is staying competitive with the rest of the world. As the President spoke, Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi completed a historic tableau behind him, marking the first time two women have occupied both those positions. You can read Biden’s full speech here and see photos from the historic evening here. Watch Sen. Tim Scott's full response to Biden's speechWatch Sen. Tim Scott's full response to Biden's speechWatch Sen. Tim Scott's full response to Biden's speechJUST WATCHEDWatch Sen. Tim Scott’s full response to Biden’s speechReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Watch Sen. Tim Scott’s full response to Biden’s speech 14:28Read More 2. CoronavirusThe European Union has agreed to buy up to 1.8 billion doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. If the deal is finalized, it would mark the world’s biggest single deal for a Covid-19 vaccine. The EU has struggled to secure enough vaccine doses for member countries after a deal with AstraZeneca fell millions of doses short because of supply chain issues. Now, the European Commission is suing AstraZeneca over the alleged breach of its vaccine supply contract, escalating a monthslong dispute. In India, the government has bought at least 205.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, making the country one of the top 10 vaccine buyers in the world. However, that number only covers about 8% of its population — not nearly enough to relieve the crushing weight of a second surge.India is not the only Covid-19 hot spot in Asia India is not the only Covid-19 hot spot in Asia Asia India Sri Lanka Covid-19 surge Lu Stout  wall segment intl hnk vpx_00001104JUST WATCHEDIndia is not the only Covid-19 hot spot in Asia ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

India is not the only Covid-19 hot spot in Asia 02:033. Race and policingFederal prosecutors indicted the three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery on hate crime and attempted kidnapping charges. Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was out for a jog near Brunswick, Georgia, in early 2020 when he was chased down in a truck and fatally shot. His killing was one of the painful incidents that spurred last summer’s wave of racial justice activism, and Arbery’s family says the indictments bring the case one step closer to justice. In Chicago, new bodycam footage has been released showing the fatal police shooting of 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez as he ran from an officer on March 31. This incident, along with the police shooting of a 13-year-old boy days earlier, has prompted Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to call for reform of foot pursuit policies.Ahmaud Arbery's mother reflects on son's death 1 year laterAhmaud Arbery's mother reflects on son's death 1 year laterAhmaud Arbery's mother reflects on son's death 1 year laterJUST WATCHEDAhmaud Arbery’s mother reflects on son’s death 1 year laterReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother reflects on son’s death 1 year later 03:284. Rudy GiulianiFederal agents executed search warrants yesterday at the apartment and office of Rudy Giuliani, former President Trump’s personal lawyer. Giuliani has been the focus of a long-running criminal investigation concerning his activities in Ukraine, including whether he conducted illegal lobbying for Ukrainian officials during Trump’s presidency to try to damage the reputation of then-rival Biden. A search warrant for a lawyer like Giuliani would require a sign-off by the highest levels of the Justice Department, and generally, it is unusual for prosecutors to execute a search warrant on a lawyer at all. But they’ve done so before — most notably, in this case, against another former lawyer for Trump, Michael Cohen. Giuliani hasn’t been charged and has denied wrongdoing.Federal agents execute search warrant at Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan apartment & office Federal agents execute search warrant at Rudy Giuliani's Manhattan apartment & office Lead Paula Reid Live Jake Tapper _00020626JUST WATCHEDFederal agents execute search warrant at Rudy Giuliani’s Manhattan apartment & office ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Federal agents execute search warrant at Rudy Giuliani’s Manhattan apartment & office 04:425. ChinaChina has successfully launched the first module of its planned space station. The country’s astronauts have long been excluded from the International Space Station, currently the sole centralized venue for testing and exploration in space. But if China has its way, it will have a space station of its own by the end of 2022. It won’t be as large as the ISS — about one-fifth of its size and similar to the Russian Mir space station, which operated from 1986 to 2001. Speaking of Russia, that country says that it will leave the ISS project in 2025 and plans to build another space station that could launch in 2030.See China launch lunar mission to collect samples from the moonSee China launch lunar mission to collect samples from the moonSee China launch lunar mission to collect samples from the moonJUST WATCHEDSee China launch lunar mission to collect samples from the moonReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

See China launch lunar mission to collect samples from the moon 02:16BREAKFAST BROWSEHere’s what to know about the NFL Draft tonight Be prepared to weep with emotion over a young man you’ve never heard of getting the chance to play in a city you’d never set foot in. Analysis: Tom Brady is the GOAT ... periodAnalysis: Tom Brady is the GOAT ... periodAnalysis: Tom Brady is the GOAT ... periodJUST WATCHEDAnalysis: Tom Brady is the GOAT … periodReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Analysis: Tom Brady is the GOAT … period 01:24Tony Blair has a mullet now, and it’s disturbing BritainDiplomacy in the front, political intrigue in the back. Colgate’s new toothpaste tube is designed with slippery coating to let you squeeze out every last dropSlippery Toothpaste would be a great name for a rock band. Walmart is coming after Kanye West’s Yeezy logoThe trademark crossover no one saw coming. Watch Kanye West threaten to end Adidas and Gap dealsWatch Kanye West threaten to end Adidas and Gap dealsWatch Kanye West threaten to end Adidas and Gap dealsJUST WATCHEDWatch Kanye West threaten to end Adidas and Gap dealsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Watch Kanye West threaten to end Adidas and Gap deals 01:11Microsoft is retiring its default font, and it wants your help choosing a new oneComic Sans lovers, IT’S TIME. IN MEMORIAMMichael Collins, the NASA astronaut who was the command module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, has died at age 90 after battling cancer. “Today the nation lost a true pioneer and lifelong advocate for exploration,” NASA said in a statement. Michael Collins says Apollo 11 united the world in 2019 interviewMichael Collins says Apollo 11 united the world in 2019 interviewMichael Collins on how Apollo 11 united the world_00013617JUST WATCHEDMichael Collins says Apollo 11 united the world in 2019 interviewReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Michael Collins says Apollo 11 united the world in 2019 interview 04:49TODAY’S NUMBER$800 billionThat’s how much women across the globe lost in income last year, according to a report from Oxfam International. That’s more than the combined gross domestic products of 98 countries and underscores the disproportionate losses suffered by women during the pandemic.Stimulus package aims to get mothers back to workStimulus package aims to get mothers back to workStimulus package aims to get mothers back to workJUST WATCHEDStimulus package aims to get mothers back to workReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Stimulus package aims to get mothers back to work 03:38TODAY’S QUOTE”I’m just an awful skeleton.”Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, on his faltering health following a hunger strike. The Kremlin critic has been imprisoned in Russia since February. CNN speaks to protesters rallying in support of NavalnyCNN speaks to protesters rallying in support of NavalnyCNN speaks to protesters rallying in support of NavalnyJUST WATCHEDCNN speaks to protesters rallying in support of NavalnyReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

CNN speaks to protesters rallying in support of Navalny 01:54TODAY’S WEATHERHot temperatures, severe storms and tornado threat continue for the EastHot temperatures, severe storms and tornado threat continue for the EastHot temperatures, severe storms and tornado threat continue for the EastJUST WATCHEDHot temperatures, severe storms and tornado threat continue for the EastReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Hot temperatures, severe storms and tornado threat continue for the East 02:07Check your local forecast here>>>AND FINALLY’My better self’I can’t get through “Widmung” (“Dedication,” in English) without crying. Written by Robert Schumann for his new wife, Clara (also a brilliant musician), and arranged for piano by Franz Liszt, the work is a testament to both romantic passion and the artistic passion that drove the three people at the heart of its creation. No one brings it to life like the peerless Argentine pianist Martha Argerich. (Click here to view.)

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