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a traffic light on a city street: A vehicle drives through rain and high winds across Canal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2021 during Hurricane Ida, which made landfall as "an extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm in Louisiana on Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region.


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A car drives by rain and excessive winds throughout Canal Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2021 throughout Hurricane Ida, which made landfall as “a particularly harmful” Class 4 storm in Louisiana on Sunday, in response to the Nationwide Hurricane Middle, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area.

Hurricane Ida makes landfall as Class 4 monster

Highly effective Hurricane Ida slammed onto the Louisiana coast Sunday, a Class 4 storm wielding winds of 150 mph, life-threatening storm surge and probably catastrophic rainfall. The storm first crashed ashore close to Port Fourchon, lower than 100 miles south of New Orleans. A short while later it make a second landfall a couple of miles to the north, close to Galliano. By then, energy was out to greater than 300,000 properties and companies within the state, in response to the monitoring web site poweroutage.us.

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The storm, which Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards mentioned might be probably the most highly effective to slam the state in additional than 160 years, prompted evacuations in New Orleans and across the state. Hurricane Ida’s landfall comes 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina struck the world, flooding most of New Orleans and killing virtually 2,000 individuals in one of the vital extreme hurricanes in U.S. historical past.

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Afghanistan: US conducts drone strike on ISIS-Okay menace; roughly 300 Individuals search evacuation

A U.S. drone strike on Sunday focused an “imminent ISIS-Okay menace” to the airport in Kabul, the place officers have warned of extra assaults following a suicide bombing final week. A U.S. official mentioned the airstrike hit a car that included a suicide bomber. There have been no preliminary indications of civilians being killed within the strike, mentioned a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, however the navy is constant to evaluate the aftermath. It was the second recognized airstrike in opposition to ISIS-Okay terrorists since a suicide bomber on Thursday killed 13 U.S. service members and greater than 169 Afghans close to a gate to the Kabul airport. 

Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned Sunday that the U.S. is doing “all the pieces doable” to get out about 300 Americans who indicated they need to go away Afghanistan by the Aug. 31 deadline. The White Home mentioned Sunday that about 2,900 individuals had been evacuated from Kabul within the final 24 hours that ended at 3 a.m. Sunday. Since Aug. 14, about 114,400 individuals have been evacuated from Afghanistan. The usfaces a self-imposed deadline Tuesday to evacuate Individuals who need to escape.



a boat sitting on top of a mountain: Smoke rises from explosion outside the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. The explosion went off outside Kabul’s airport, where thousands of people have flocked as they try to flee the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.


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Smoke rises from explosion exterior the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. The explosion went off exterior Kabul’s airport, the place hundreds of individuals have flocked as they attempt to flee the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

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Delta variant could double danger of hospitalization amongst unvaccinated

The extremely contagious delta variant of the coronavirus could double the chance of hospitalization amongst unvaccinated individuals, in response to a brand new research. The U.Okay. research is a part of a rising physique of proof that means the most recent delta variant could also be inflicting extra extreme sickness than prior strains. “This huge nationwide research discovered the next hospital admission or emergency care attendance danger for sufferers with COVID-19 contaminated with the delta variant in contrast with the alpha variant,” researchers discovered.

Ed Asner, seven-time Emmy profitable actor, dies at 91

Edward Asner, recognized to hundreds of thousands as gruff however lovable newsman Lou Grant, died Sunday at age 91. His publicist, Charles Sherman, confirmed to USA TODAY that Asner died on Sunday surrounded by his household. Arduous-drinking, tough-talking Grant, who originated on CBS’ “The Mary Tyler Moore Present” and grew to headline on drama spinoff “Lou Grant,” made Asner a family title. Asner, a U.S. Military veteran, took on a broad vary of roles over an performing profession that spanned seven a long time, taking part in burly cops and 5 o’clock-shadowed heavies in pre-“Mary” ’60s dramas whereas endearing himself to youthful generations who would not know Lou Grant from Ted Baxter in 2003’s “Elf” and 2009’s “Up.”



Ed Asner wearing a suit and tie: In this March 7, 2010, file photo, actor Ed Asner arrives during the 82nd Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Asner, the blustery but lovable Lou Grant in two successful television series, has died. He was 91. Asner's representative confirmed the death in an email Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, to The Associated Press.


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On this March 7, 2010, file picture, actor Ed Asner arrives throughout the 82nd Academy Awards within the Hollywood part of Los Angeles. Asner, the blustery however lovable Lou Grant in two profitable tv sequence, has died. He was 91. Asner’s consultant confirmed the loss of life in an e mail Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, to The Related Press.

‘Freedom is a continuing wrestle’: Hundreds march for voting rights

Hundreds converged on the nation’s capital Saturday to demand the safety of voting rights, strolling within the footsteps of the 250,000 individuals who marched within the historic March on Washington 58 years earlier than. As a part of March On for Voting Rights, civil rights leaders, together with Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King and the Rev. Al Sharpton, additionally led marches in Houston, Miami, Phoenix and greater than 40 different cities. Cliff Albright, co-founder of Black Voters Matter, mentioned the nationwide rallies comply with within the footsteps of the direct motion and civil disobedience methods King used. March On for Voting Rights is asking on Congress to go the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act and the For the Individuals Act, and oppose almost 400 payments in 48 states that organizers say “quantity to shameful, outright voter suppression.” 

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