Start your Monday smart: Dorian, gun bills, Durst trial, El Paso march, US Open, NFL

Student Maximilian Steubl of Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland, participates in a gun control rally at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol March 14, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Students from area high schools participated in the event to mark the one-year anniversary of a nationwide gun-violence walkout protest that was prompted by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
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.

    A satellite view of Dorian, taken by NOAA a 5:40 a.m. ET on August 31.
    What you should know about hurricanes
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    • Revisit the greatest films of all time. From “The Wizard of Oz” to “Harry Potter,” CNN’s original series, “The Movies,” has gone behind the scenes to raise the curtain on movie magic at its finest. Don’t miss the final installment, at 9 ET/PT.

    OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 13: A container ship sits docked at the Port of Oakland on May 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. China retaliated to U.S. President Donald Trump's 25 percent tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods entering the United States with a 25 percent tariff on $60 billion of U.S. goods entering China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged over 700 points on the news in morning trading. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    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)
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    • The Burning Man gathering begins in the Nevada desert. It’s been called the world’s “biggest and most bizarre party,” with clothing sometimes optional


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


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    Irish FM: Consequence of no deal Brexit 'very stark'
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    • Lori Loughlin is due in court. The “Full House” actress is expected at a hearing related to the college admissions scandal. She and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are among dozens of wealthy parents accused of using bribes to game the competitive college entrance process for their kids.

    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


    • Americans remember 9/11. It’s been 18 years since terror attacks left almost 3,000 people dead in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. A ceremony is scheduled at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center site. Communities and schools around the country also will pause to remember.

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    Late night comics slam Congress for inaction on gun violence
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    Bill Nye: Not sustainable to lie about climate crisis
    02:10 - Source: CNN


    • A key economic forecast drops. Another estimate of second quarter gross domestic product is set to be revealed as analysts warn of a looming global recession. The first GDP snapshot, released last month, indicated that consumers are powering the US economy, though growth was slower than in the first quarter.

    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


    • Felicity Huffman gets sentenced. The “Desperate Housewives” star pleaded guilty to conspiring to pay $15,000 to a fake charity that facilitated cheating when her daughter took the SATs for college. Huffman, who’s among dozens charged in the scam, is due to learn her fate. Prosecutors suggest four months in prison and a $20,000 fine.

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    See astronauts' reaction from inside rocket
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    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