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5 stories to follow: April 30

Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

5 stories to follow: April 30

Flyers captain Claude Giroux. (Chris Szagola/AP)
Flyers captain Claude Giroux. (Chris Szagola/AP)

Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:

1. Stanley Cup playoffs: The Flyers defeated the New York Rangers, 5-2, on Tuesday night to force the playoff series to go to Game 7. Join Philly.com's live chat for the 7 p.m. game at Madison Square Garden tonight.

2. Rain, flooding: Heavy rain is forecasted for the Philadelphia region today, with flooding already occurring on some area roadways overnight.

3. Air quality: A report being released today by the American Lung Association finds that ozone levels remain a problem, with nearly every county in the Philadelphia region failing to meet federal air-quality standards at least some of the time.

4. "Tainted Justice" fallout: After news broke last week that federal prosecutors decided not to file criminal charges against the Philadelphia police officers who allegedly destroyed video cameras at bodegas, took cash and merchandise from the businesses and were the subject the Daily News' Pulitzer Prize-winning series, store owners are questioning the thoroughness of the investigation. Meanwhile, five officers are facing departmental charges from the department's Internal Affairs Bureau.

5. Affordable housing in N.J.: New Jersey's Council on Affordable Housing is scheduled to meet this morning, and is expected to disclose its plan for how much housing in each town should be available to low-income residents.

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