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Saturday Morning: News And Stories From London

Georgina Godwin covers the weekend’s biggest discussion topics with political communications specialist Simon Brooke. Plus, Monocle’s editor in chief Andrew Tucks shares his thoughts in his Saturday column and Andrew Mueller reflects on the week’s stranger stories.

News: Top 5 Stories For September 8, 2021 (Reuters)

September 8, 2021: Biden, Texas governor, Mexico earthquake, U.S. $3.5 trillion bill, Mask Mandates

1. President Joe Biden toured sites of deadly floods in the Northeast and said Hurricane Ida demonstrated the ravages of climate change as he pressed for investments to boost infrastructure and fight global warming.

2. Governor Greg Abbott made Texas the latest U.S. state to impose Republican-backed voting restrictions, signing a law that was swiftly challenged in court and criticized by President Joe Biden as part of an “all-out assault” on American democracy.

3. A powerful earthquake struck southwestern Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco, killing at least one man and damaging buildings, authorities said.

4. A U.S. House of Representatives committee this week will attempt to advance sweeping legislation to expand healthcare benefits for the elderly and other social services as part of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion domestic investment plan.

5. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten crouched to sit at a first-graders’ table in a Florida school, chatting with masked 6-year-olds about books and their former kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Smith.

News: Top 5 Stories For September 6, 2021 (Reuters)

September 6, 2021: Hurricane Ida, Oil spill in Gulf, Vaccine boosters, Afghanistan, Guinea coup

1. Hurricane Ida’s death toll continued to rise, with many in the U.S. Northeast holding out hope for people missing in the floodwaters, while nearly 600,000 customers in Louisiana still lacked power a week after the storm made landfall.

2. A private dive team will try to locate the source of a suspected oil spill spotted in the Bay Marchand area of the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, after Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc in the region this week.

3. Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said that officials were likely to soon get the regulatory go-ahead to administer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots made by Pfizer, although Moderna booster could take a little longer.

4. The Taliban claimed victory over opposition forces in the Panjshir valley northeast of Kabul, declaring that it completed the Islamist group’s takeover of Afghanistan and promising to announce a new government soon.

5. Soldiers who ousted Guinean President Alpha Conde summoned his ministers and top government officials to a meeting, a day after a coup which drew international condemnation.