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President Biden addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. (Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters)

Today, President Biden said in an address to the U.N. General Assembly that the world has experienced “great upheaval” over the past year, including “a brutal, needless war, a war chosen by one man,” Russian President Vladimir Putin. Biden used the speech to urge other world leaders to continue to hold Russia accountable for trying to extinguish “Ukraine’s right to exist as a state.”

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Meanwhile, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday accusing former president Donald Trump, three of his grown children and executives at his company of flagrantly manipulating property valuations to deceive lenders, insurance brokers and tax authorities into giving them better rates on bank loans and insurance policies and to reduce their tax liability.

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  • 10:35 a.m. Eastern: Biden delivered remarks before the 77th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Watch here.
  • 11:30 a.m. Eastern: New York Attorney General Letitia James held a news conference to announce civil lawsuit against Trump. Watch here.
  • 11:45 a.m. Eastern: Biden held a bilateral meeting with U.N. Secretary General António Guterres.
  • 1:15 p.m. Eastern: Biden hosted a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister Liz Truss.
  • 4 p.m. Eastern: Biden delivered remarks at the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference in New York. Watch here.
  • 7 p.m. Eastern: Biden hosted a reception for world leaders in New York.

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