So Much For, 'It Never Rains In Southern California'
Fortunately, the historic tropical storm did not do its worst. The Bidens visit wildfire-devastated Maui. How much will it cost Donald Trump to go free in Georgia? And the kiss that made headlines!
Thanks for reading RiseUP With Dawn Ennis on this Monday, August 21, 2023.
On This Day:
And in 1858, the first Lincoln-Douglas debate was held. Former Rep. Abraham Lincoln argued against slavery and subsequently lost the U.S. Senate race to incumbent Stephen Douglas of Illinois. Two years later, he won the Republican nomination for president and the White House, sparking the secession of Southern states, the formation of the Confederacy and the Civil War. Watch a 1994 re-enactment of their last debate by clicking here.
Here Now the News:
PRESIDENT BIDEN AND FIRST LADY TOUR DESTRUCTION IN MAUI: President Joe Biden is visiting Maui to observe the damage and recovery from devastating wildfires on the Hawaiian island that started earlier this month. The White House said it would be an "emotional day" as they meet with families, first responders and local officials. —CNN
"He'll meet with parents who've lost children and children who lost parents and first responders who saved other's homes while their own burned to the ground," White House principal deputy press secretary Olivia Dalton said during a gaggle with reporters on Air Force One. "So, I think it's going to be an emotional day for everyone." —ABC News
THE DEAD AND THE MISSING: 114 victims identified so far, anywhere from 850 to 1,000 still “not located.” —Honolulu Star Advertiser
HOW ONE MAUI RESIDENT SAVED HER HOME WITH “UPGRADES:” The Independent
HISTORIC TROPICAL STORM HILARY LEAVES ITS MARK: Rainfall records were set in Southern California, but so far there have been no reports of deaths or major storm damage in Los Angeles and San Diego, officials said. The impact in other cities is still being assessed. —The New York Times
At last report the storm had pushed into Nevada. —The Associated Press
There was the potential of flooding in states as far north as Oregon and Idaho. Remnants of the storm were expected to linger at least through Tuesday morning. —The Associated Press
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: California is drought-free for the first time in three years! — NYT
RECORD HEAT DOME IN CENTRAL U.S. POSES LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS: Washington Post
U.K. NURSE WHO MURDERED INFANTS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON: NYT
UKRAINE’S PRESIDENT “CONFIDENT” AMERICAN F16s WILL HELP HIM WIN THE WAR: Reuters
FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WILL HAVE TO POST $200,000 BOND WHEN HE SURRENDERS IN GEORGIA THIS WEEK: NBC News
HE AND 18 CO-DEFENDANTS MUST SURRENDER BY NOON ON FRIDAY: CNN
WILL FULTON COUNTY JAIL FINGERPRINT AND MAKE TRUMP POSE FOR A MUG SHOT? Atlanta Journal Constitution
TRUMP SAYS HE’S SKIPPING ALL THE GOP PRIMARY DEBATES: A.P.
SPAIN’S SOCCER CHIEF APOLOGIZES FOR KISSING STAR PLAYER: Royal Spanish Football Federation President Luis Rubiales admitted he “made a mistake” by giving Spain star Jennifer Hermoso an unwanted kiss on the lips after the 33-year-old received her gold medal following the team’s Women’s World Cup final victory over England on Sunday. —CNN
Rubiales has faced widespread criticism for the incident, with politicians and journalists labeling his behavior “unacceptable” and “simply disgusting.”
“Well, I surely made a mistake, I have to recognize that,” said Rubiales in a video statement. “In a moment of elation, without any intention of bad faith, well, what happened happened — I think in a very spontaneous way. I repeat, there was no bad faith between either of the two of us.”
PENNSYLVANIA LAWMAKER PROPOSES 4-DAY WORKWEEK: CBS News
NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARRESTED FOR MAKING THREATS SKYROCKETS: And not just threats against the president or other political figures. —USA Today
BANG, ZOOM! Russian rocket to the moon crashes (into the moon). —CNN
GO TO THE MOVIES THIS SUNDAY FOR JUST $4! Any movie, any theater! It’s the second annual National Cinema Day! —Deadline
WHAT YOUR NAILS TELL YOU ABOUT YOUR HEALTH: Washington Post
THE THREAT POSED BY DEADLY FLESH-EATING BACTERIA: NewsNation
LONG-COVID SYMPTOMS LASTING LONGER THAN 2 YEARS: Washington Post
GROUPS LOBBY FOR POLITICAL MAPMAKERS TO INCLUDE LGBTQ+ VOTERS: Washington Blade
FEDERAL JUDGE BLOCKS GEORGIA BAN ON GENDER-AFFIRMING CARE FOR TRANS YOUTH: The A.P. via ABC News
RUSSIA FINES TRANS WOMAN FOR TRYING TO FLEE COUNTRY: Moscow Times
TRANS NONBINARY SPRINTER NIKKI HILTZ PROFILED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES! —NYT
Star Trek Corner:
THE STAR TREK STRANGE NEW WORLDS SCENE YOU DIDN’T SEE: In an interview with director Jordan Canning, TrekCore reveals that actor Ethan Hunt and his co-stars improv’d a bit in the episode, “Charades,” in which a now-human Spock experiments with chewing gum… by adding nuts and a pickle all at once. —TrekCore
ON THE 102ND ANNIVERSARY OF GENE RODDENBERRY’S BIRTH: SlashFilm looks back at the death of Star Trek’s creator and how it allowed Star Trek Deep Space Nine, which he opposed, to be created. SlashFilm
HOW TO VIEW EVERY SEASON OF EVERY STAR TREK SERIES: Click here to subscribe to Paramount+
That’s all for tonight! I’ll be back tomorrow with more stories to help you rise up and start your day. Until then… Good night and good luck!
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