1. Second American with Ebola set to return to the U.S.
The second American stricken with the Ebola virus is expected to return to the USA Tuesday. Nancy Writebol, a medical missionary working with Ebola victims in Liberia, was aboard a chartered plane that took off at 1:12 a.m. local time Tuesday from Liberia's capital of Monrovia. She will be treated at the same Atlanta hospital where physician Kent Brantly has already has been taken. Writebol's son, Jeremy, said his mother "is still struggling" but that "there seems to be improvement."
Nancy Writebol is expected to arrive in Atlanta Tuesday to receive treatment for the Ebola virus at Emory Hospital. VPC
2. Obama to attend a business forum with Africa leaders
President Obama will participate in the U.S.-Africa Business Forum as a part of the three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. This second day of the summit will focus specifically on business and investing opportunities in the African continent. Later in the evening, the president and Mrs. Obama will host a dinner at the White House for attendees and select guests.
American business executives and African leaders gathered Monday for an event on the future of power in Africa as President Obama convenes the first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington D.C. this week. (MONEY, USATODAY)
3. What to watch for in the primaries
Michigan goes to the polls on Tuesday for primaries that may, among other things, begin a third era of the Dingell family in Congress. Rep. John Dingell is retiring from Congress after 59 years in office, following the 22 years his father spent in the U.S. House. Now John's wife, Debbie Dingell, is running in the Democratic primary to take over her husband's seat. Another primary worth watching Tuesday is in Kansas, where incumbent U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts was expected to sail to victory until the New York Times reported in February that he doesn't have a home of his own in the state. Roberts is still favored to win Tuesday.
4. Suspect's testimony to continue in Detroit front-porch shooting
Theodore Wafer is expected to be back on the stand Tuesday in his trial on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the shooting death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride. In dramatic testimony Monday, Wafer said he shot the unarmed McBride after hearing a banging on his front and side doors. "I thought they were going to come through," he said. "I was not going to cower. I didn't want to be a victim in my own house."
5. Israel withdraws troops from Gaza
Israel's military said Tuesday it has withdrawn all of its troops from Gaza. The announcement came ahead of the start of a 72-hour cease-fire — now in effect — by Hamas and Israel.
And, the essentials:
Weather: Tuesday's forecast calls for storms and showers across the U.S.
Stocks: Wall Street stock futures were edging lower.
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