Global National Full Headlines for August 29

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Published on August 30, 2021 by

Hurricane Ida slams into the United States’ Gulf Coast, packing potentially devastating extreme weather conditions. Will history repeat itself as the storm bashes Louisiana on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina? Jennifer Johnson reports on the vicious weather that’s made landfall, and how some Americans are trying to ride it out.

Back to Canada’s tightening federal election race – while campaigning in Quebec, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has pledged to help Canadian small businesses with his own generous tax credit plan. Mike Le Couteur reports on the details, and why some analysts say the plan still has gaps.

Meanwhile, another group of foul-mouthed protesters disrupted another Liberal campaign event on Sunday, overshadowing Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s announcement on climate change. David Akin reports on how Trudeau remained defiant despite lingering security concerns.

Plus, the United States launches another drone strike on ISIS-K in Afghanistan, as efforts to help Afghans escape from the Taliban continue in Kabul. And remembering actor Ed Asner, and how he brought his gruff energy to off-screen activism.

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