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Day is here. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney was watching as the big statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was brought down and taken away for far too long. This has been Very exclusive address in Richmond and what I heard from people not only last year, but years previously that it's time for this to be a block for everyone, not just for some Virginia governor Ralph Northam ordered the statue's removal last summer, citing nationwide pain over the death of George Floyd at the hands of white police officers in Minneapolis. The numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths have been rising not to the levels of last winter, press Secretary Jen Psaki says. President Biden will announce his six step plan tomorrow. There will be new steps the president announces tomorrow. Absolutely. Any of those new steps influence the average Americans Day to day life. Should we expect any new mitigation recommendations as an example? It depends on if you're vaccinated or not. A Colorado county's public Health Department director says officials took three mobile vaccination clinics off the streets after workers were harassed while providing shots over the Labor Day weekend. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the new leadership in Afghanistan has a lot of work ahead. The Taliban seek international legitimacy and support. Any legitimacy, Any support will have to be earned. Blinken is pressing the Taliban to allow charter flights carrying would be evacuees to leave Maza Sharif in Afghanistan. The Department of Homeland Security says about 60,000 people have arrived in the country since August. 17th from Afghanistan. 17% of those arrivals are U. S citizens. And permanent residents who were in Afghanistan when it fell to the Taliban. Wall Street The Dow finished down 68 points. This is a P news A new report says with investment solar energy could provide as much as 40% of the nation's energy within 15 years. The Energy Department says the U. S installed a record 15 gigawatts of solar generating capacity last year as it shifts toward a renewable dominant power grid to address the threat of climate change. Solar now represents just over 3% of the electrical supply, but Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says solar could produce enough to power all homes in the U. S by 2035. To do that. However, the department's Renewable Energy Laboratory says the country would need to quadruple its annual solar capacity installing 30 gigawatts per year between now and 2025, 60 gigawatts. Over the following five years. Ben Thomas Washington The Texas chapter of the ACP and a group of students filed a federal civil rights complaint against the University of Texas for its continued use of the school song, The Eyes of Texas, which has racist elements in its past. I'm Ed Donahue. P News 20 men accused in the Islamic state group's 2015 attacks on Paris that left 130 people dead and hundreds injured are on trial in the French capital of the 20 men charged only 14 are appearing in court Chief Among them is Salah Abdeslam, who ditched his car and a malfunctioning suicide vest and ultimately fled to a hideout in his hometown of Brussels. He's the only one charged with murder. Abdeslam, the first in alphabetical order, was asked to stand first to identify himself requested to state his profession. Abdeslam said his ambition is to become a fighter for Islamic state. Five of the other six being tried in absentia are presumed dead for whereabouts of one man is unknown. Most of the defendants faced the maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted of complicity in the attacks. I'm Charles de Ledesma, a powerful earthquake. Has struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, killing at least one person and causing buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City nearly 200 miles away, people.