September 3, 2021: Biden, Texas, Hurricane Ida, New Zealand supermarket stabbings, Japan’s Suga

September 3, 2021: Biden, Texas, Hurricane Ida, New Zealand supermarket stabbings, Japan’s Suga

1. U.S. President Joe Biden travels to Louisiana to get a first-hand look at the destruction wrought by Hurricane Ida, the monster storm that devastated the southern portion of the state and left 1 million people statewide without power.

2. Biden on Thursday said he is launching a "whole-of-government effort," including from the White House counsel, to combat a strict new Texas abortion law after an overnight Supreme Court decision let it stand.

3. Flash flooding killed at least 44 people in four Northeastern states as remnants of Hurricane Ida unleashed torrential rains that swept away cars, submerged New York City subway lines and grounded airline flights, officials said.

4. New Zealand police shot and killed a knife-wielding "extremist" who was known to authorities, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, after he stabbed and wounded at least six people in a supermarket.

5. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said in a surprise move he would step down, setting the stage for a new premier after a one-year tenure marred by an unpopular COVID-19 response and sinking public support.

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