President Biden addressed the damage caused by Hurricane Ida as it moved across the eastern part of the country and said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency was on the ground to provide assistance to those affected.
Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III and Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivered remarks on the end of the military mission in Afghanistan and the complex nature of withdrawing troops from the region.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said unvaccinated people should avoid traveling during the Labor Day holiday weekend with the Delta variant spreading, and cases, hospitalizations and deaths rising.
The Caldor fire in California burned through remote areas in the Sierra Nevada for two weeks and then descended toward the major population centers along Lake Tahoe. The fire spread to more than 186,000 acres and was 15 percent contained.
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