5 things to know for September 18: Lee aftermath, government shutdown, strikes, United Nations, Libya floods | Albiseyler

5 things to know for September 18: Lee aftermath, government shutdown, strikes, United Nations, Libya floods

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A pine tree sits on a power line after it was uprooted by Post-Tropical Cyclone Lee on September 16, 2023 in Eastport, Maine. Formerly a hurricane, the storm has been downgraded, but forecasters say it will remain large and dangerous. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


The 2024 Republican presidential candidates are ramping up their heated rhetoric in front of the other Next week’s GOP primary debate. Former Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday significantly escalated his campaign attacks against his former boss, saying former President Donald Trump is “willing to ignoreThe US debt crisis and other pressing issues.

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Post-Tropical Cyclone Lee is expected to gradually weaken early this week before moving back into the Atlantic Ocean. Thunderstorm over the weekend knocked out power to tens of thousands of people across the East Coast and Atlantic Canada. Florida officials reported that at least one death was attributed to conditions brought on by Lee. In Maine, where winds reached over 80 mph, more than 90,000 customers were stranded in the dark Saturday, and photos from across the state showed uprooted trees near houses and on the roads. President Joe Biden has tasked the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA with coordinating disaster relief.

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Congress faces a spending deadline at the end of the month, and lawmakers concede that a government shutdown may be inevitable. A group of Republicans completed a preliminary agreement on short term spending plan over the weekend, but several hardliners scrapped the deal Sunday night, leaving House Republicans deadlocked on spending once again. The bill would impose passes across departments instead of keeping government funding at current levels. It also does not include the White House’s request for $40 billion in additional funding for natural disasters and the war in Ukraine, which Senate leaders of both parties want. Even if it passes the House, the bill is certain to be rejected by the Democratic-controlled Senate, meaning Congress is no closer to averting a government shutdown.

The United Auto Workers strike against General Motors, Ford and Stellantis entered its fourth day. It’s the first time unions have struck all three American automakers at the same time. Negotiations between the UAW and the Big Three auto companies continued over the weekend, but the union warned they could call more strikes this week. if their demands are not met. “We’re prepared to do whatever we have to do,” UAW President Shawn Fain said Sunday on CBS. “These companies have made a quarter of a trillion dollars over the last 10 years – $21 billion in the last six months alone – and the wages and conditions of our workers have gone back.” The automatic strike comes amid a growing movement of American workers walking off the job, from Hollywood writers and actors factory workers and Starbucks baristas.

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Political consequences of the ongoing strike of car companies

World leaders are meeting in New York starting today United Nations General Assembly. Pressing topics include Russia’s war in Ukraine, deadly floods in Libya, multiple coups on the African continent, North versus South economic financing, violence in Haiti, and climate change, to name a few. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi also plans to use an personal appearance appeal for more support at meetings. Notably, President Biden will be the only leader of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to attend. Still, dozens of other heads of delegation will take the stage to deliver remarks for their nations. If you would like to be a UN observer, tune in to UNTV on Tuesdayswhen Brazil opens the speech, followed by the US, Ukraine and Cuba, among others.

The UN has revised its previous death toll from the floods in Libya, as crews race to help thousands affected. Around 4,000 people died in Libya on Sunday, according to the UN, a sharp drop from the first report on Saturday, which said at least 11,300 people had died in Derna, the epicenter of the disaster. The UN cited the Libyan Red Crescent conflicting characters for Saturday’s report and said the death toll was unchanged. Experts say the impact of Storm Daniel was greatly exacerbated by a confluence of factors including aging, crumbling infrastructure, inadequate warnings and an accelerating climate crisis.py

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The UN radically revises the number of victims of the Libyan floods

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“We deeply understand the frustration and anger of passengers.”

— Spokesman for Swiss International Air Lineswho issued an apologetic statement last weekend after a plane carrying passengers took off but not a single checked baggage on board. A Swiss flight bound for Spain was left without luggage due to a lack of ground staff, the company said, adding that it hoped to rectify the problem as soon as possible.

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