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An aerial view of the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

The city of Miami ordered residents of an area apartment building to evacuate on Monday due to concrete deterioration concerns, NBC News reports.

Why it matters: The evacuation notice comes just weeks after Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava ordered an audit of all buildings over 40 years old in the area, following the deadly collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida.

The big picture: The 82-year-old Indian Creek Drive apartment building has been slowly evacuating residents since May, when the owners decided the building would be demolished this December, per NBC News.

  • Manny Vadillo, a lawyer for the building owners, told NBC News that 14 people remain in the building and have until the end of the week to move out.

Of note: The apartment building is "at least the fourth" in Florida to be evacuated or partially evacuated in the wake of the Surfside collapse, according to NBC News.

  • Earlier this month, city authorities ordered the evacuation of the 156-unit Crestview Towers over structural safety concerns.

What they're saying: "My clients are extremely sensitive to safety and, in fact, visited the property several times since last week to speak with tenants when communications started with the city to ensure tenants were not caught by surprise," Vadillo told NBC News. "Some tenants have been there many years."

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Aug 16, 2021 - Health

Texas requests mortuary trailers, expecting a surge in COVID-19 deaths

Medical assistants administer COVID-19 sampling tests last week in Houston. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Texas has requested five mortuary trailers from FEMA to help deal with an expected surge in COVID-19 deaths, NBC News reports.

The big picture: The trailers will be based in San Antonio and sent around the state as needed. Officials ordered them at the start of the month after data showed deaths in Texas are surging, Department of State Health Services spokesperson Doug Loveday told NBC.

Biden headed to the Hill as Democrats struggle to reach deal on spending bills

President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leave a House Democratic Caucus meeting in the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 1. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

President Biden on Thursday morning will meet with the House Democratic Caucus on Capitol Hill to provide an update about his Build Back Better agenda and the bipartisan infrastructure deal, according to a White House official.

Driving the news: The meeting comes as Democrats struggle to reach a deal on the spending bills. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN on Sunday that Democrats were planning to reach an agreement on the infrastructure package this week, before Biden's departure to Europe, which is slated for later on Thursday.

Felix Salmon, author of Capital
49 mins ago - Economy & Business

Why it's so hard to tax wealth

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The wealth tax that wasn't a wealth tax isn't even a tax, now. The Democrats had a meticulously constructed 107-page proposal to pay for a large chunk of their spending plans with a tax on billionaires, but it died ignobly on Wednesday, the same day it was unveiled.

Why it matters: The dream of a wealth tax will never die as it so neatly generates revenue by reducing inequality. But there are three main reasons why that dream is likely to remain just a dream for the foreseeable future.