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Why passing gun control legislation is so hard
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    • Hurricane Dorian takes aim at the US mainland. The powerful storm’s uncertain path means the entire southeastern US coast should stay alert. Track the storm here, and if you’re in its path with a weak phone connection, get the text-only version of CNN’s top stories here.

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    What you should know about hurricanes
    01:17 - Source: CNN


    • New US and China tariffs kick in. The latest round of tariffs that the superpowers have slapped on each other kicks in. Washington’s latest move targets Chinese-made products like TVs and apparel, though taxes on about half those goods were postponed to mid-December. There was some positive talk last week on the trade war, but a deal remains elusive.

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    Trump trade adviser defends China tariffs: They're working
    02:26 - Source: CNN

    • The US Open showcases tennis’ best. The energy has been sky-high so far at the year’s last Grand Slam, including brilliant play from American Taylor Townsend and legend Roger Federer. Don’t miss a moment leading up to the finals. Watch starting at 11 a.m. ET on ESPN.

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    Teen tennis star hushes weight critics (2014)
    03:07 - Source: CNN

    • New month, new shows. There’s political satire, unscripted comedy and more people risen from the dead. Check out what’s streaming in September on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Now and Acorn TV.


    • Happy Labor Day! The unofficial end of summer honors the more than 160 million people in the US civilian labor force.

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    Obama: 'Even Brady's happy he's got a union'
    03:12 - Source: CNN


    • Mike Pence visits Northern Europe. The Vice President is in Poland to talk about the strategic importance of the Arctic and NATO efforts to counter Russian aggression. From there he heads to the United Kingdom, with a focus on US economic ties ahead of Brexit. He’ll round out the trip in Ireland, where the Good Friday Agreement and trade are top of mind.

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    Irish FM: Consequence of no deal Brexit 'very stark'
    10:49 - Source: CNN

    • Real estate tycoon’s murder trial begins. The man at the center of “The Jinx” TV phenomenon is set to stand trial. Robert Durst, 76, is accused of shooting Susan Berman in the head in 2000 at her Beverly Hills home. She was scheduled to speak hours later with police about the 1982 disappearance of Durst’s wife.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Real Estate Heir Robert Durst appears in the Airport Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court on November 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Durst has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of a friend Susan Berman in 2000. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
    Durst: I was on meth during HBO show
    01:29 - Source: CNN

    • The first daughter heads south in support of women. Ivanka Trump and Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan are due to leave for a four-day junket in Colombia, Argentina, and Paraguay. Topping their agenda is strengthening US partnerships in the region on the matter of women’s economic empowerment.

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    What Melinda Gates told Ivanka Trump about paid leave
    04:15 - Source: CNN


    • US reps return to talk gun violence. The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on a series of gun violence prevention bills a week ahead of Congress’ official return from recess. The measures include a ban on high-capacity magazines, “red flag” legislation and a block on firearms purchases by people convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes.

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    Late night comics slam Congress for inaction on gun violence
    01:35 - Source: CNN

    • CNN hosts climate crisis town halls. Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls participate in back-to-back town halls to answer audience questions about their climate plans as scientists sound the alarm about global warming. Candidates take the stage for 40 minutes each starting at 5 p.m. ET on CNN.

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    Bill Nye: Not sustainable to lie about climate crisis
    02:10 - Source: CNN


    • The NFL regular season kicks off. The road to the Super Bowl begins, with the Bears hosting the Packers at 8:20 p.m. ET. Here’s how to watch all the Week 1 matchups.

    In this photo provided by NBC Sports, Joan Jett, left, and Carrie Underwood pose with a 100th anniversary NFL football. NBC's Sunday Night Football open will return to the original Waiting All Day for Sunday Night song, but this time Carrie Underwood will be joined by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett. Her band, the Blackhearts, also perform in the open, which features NFL stars. (Virginia Sherwood/NBC Sports via AP)
    Hear Carrie Underwood's new 'Sunday Night Football' song with Joan Jett
    00:49 - Source: CNN Business


    • Spacecraft that ferried a humanoid undocks from ISS. The unpiloted Russian Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft is due to undock from the International Space Station. The ship carried into space a machine named Fedor, the first life-sized, artificially intelligent robot that Russia sent out of the atmosphere. Watch the undocking starting at 1:45 p.m. ET on NASA TV.

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    See astronauts' reaction from inside rocket
    01:55 - Source: CNN


    • El Paso unites to fight hate. Renowned artists will join Texas residents to march against white supremacy. The event – #ElPasoFirme, or “El Paso Strong” – is being billed as a day of cultural resistance following the shooting at a Walmart that left 22 people dead.

    Antonio Basco visits a memorial for the victims of the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, across from the Walmart where the shooting took place in El Paso, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Basco's wife, Margie Reckard, 63, was killed in the shooting.
    El Paso widower invites entire city to wife's funeral
    02:41 - Source: CNN