5 things to know on Tuesday


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President Joe Biden faces a string of problems, both big and small, at the annual United Nations meeting, Biden faces the annual United Nations summit that begins Tuesday in New York City. The 76th General Assembly meeting comes after weeks of international events that captured the White House’s attention. Biden’s team will deal with the pressures of shifting alliances, the limits of American power in the face of American defeat in Afghanistan, and broader questions about stability in the emerging global order — all in addition to the global challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and climate change. The mixed event will feature speeches from world leaders, with more than 100 planning to attend the event in person, while nearly everyone else will attend. Here are the main issues to look out for. The Haitian immigrant crisis continues: What we know More than 14,500 immigrants, the vast majority of them Haitians, face sweltering temperatures and poor conditions at a camp under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas. They are either waiting for deportation or deciding to stay and seek asylum. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mallorcas said Haitians have been crossing the border into the United States for weeks, but the number of immigrants has reached new levels in recent days. About 3,500 migrants have already been moved out of the camp, Mayorcas said, and another 3,000 are expected to be moved to another processing facility on Monday. At least three relay flights, each carrying 145 passengers, arrived on Sunday in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, and the US government expects to increase the expected flights to Haiti on Tuesday. Mystery continues in the Gabi Pettito case as her fiancé is still missing. The FBI announced Sunday that agents discovered a body on the edge of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming that Gabe Pettito, 22, and her fiancé, Brian Laundry, 23, visited while on a cross-country road trip. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. But the expectation is that a forensic review will confirm that the body found was that of Pettito. “I would like to extend my most heartfelt condolences to the Gabi family,” said FBI Special Agent Charles Jones. On Monday, FBI and police agents searched the Florida home of Pettito and Londry, who had been living with his parents before they left. The FBI did not provide any details, but agents towed a car that neighbors said Laundery’s mother usually used. Local media said Laundry’s parents were seen in a police car. Laundry returned to Florida alone on September 1 and refused to discuss Pettito’s whereabouts with authorities, then disappeared last week. A new book tells the story of the Trump-Biden transition How were former President Donald Trump’s last days in office? Based on more than 200 interviews with eyewitness accounts, Bob Woodward and Robert Costa of The Washington Post recount the transition from Trump to Joe Biden in “Peril,” due out Tuesday. The book claims that in the aftermath of the January 6 mutiny, senior military advisor General Mark Milley took precautions to limit Trump’s ability to launch a military strike or deploy nuclear weapons. “You never know what the president’s starting point is,” Milley told senior staff, according to CNN. The book is supplemented with classified material, from secret orders to transcripts of calls, diaries, emails, meeting notes, and personal government records. Hurricane season continues as tropical storms circulate in the Atlantic The hurricane season continues this year with activity as Tropical Storms Peter and Rose are active in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Peter, which formed on Sunday, could bring heavy rain to parts of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the northern Leeward Islands. Swells created by Peter are expected to affect the northern Leeward Islands early this week, then reach the Bahamas by midweek. According to the Hurricane Center, “these swells can pose a threat to surfing and threaten existing conditions.” The hurricane center said Tropical Storm Blossom, which formed in the eastern Atlantic on Sunday, poses no threat to any land areas. The rose is expected to continue circling across the mid-Atlantic over the next few days and is likely to weaken into a depression by midweek, forecasters said. Contributing: The Associated Press


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