Florida Is Bracing for A Powerful Hurricane
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Good morning and thanks for rising up with me on this last Monday of August 2024, the 28th, and it’s my first day back in the classroom at the University of Hartford, where I both teach and take graduate classes!
On This Day:
1955: EMMETT TILL MURDERED
Here Now the News:
GOV. DeSANTIS BOOED AT VIGIL FOR JACKSONVILLE MURDER VICTIMS: The Associated Press
GOV. RESPONSIBLE FOR “DON’T SAY GAY” WON’T SAY “BLACK,” OR “WHITE SUPREMACIST:” The Signorile Report
UKRAINE ADVANCES AND RETAKES ROBOTYNE: CBS News
5,000 PILOTS FALSIFIED THEIR HEALTH RECORD AND ARE STILL FLYING: The Washington Post
AMERICAN AIRLINES FINED MILLIONS FOR KEEPING PASSENGERS PRISONER ON PLANES: U.S. Department of Transportation
SPAIN SOCCER CHIEF IS LOSING HIS DEFENDERS: The New York Times
SIMONE BILES WINS RECORD 8TH U.S. TITLE: NBC News
LAWYERS IN D.C. COURT TODAY TO ARGUE FOR DELAY IN ONE OF DONALD TRUMP’S FOUR TRIALS: CNN
POLL: 50% OF AMERICANS THINK TRUMP SHOULD SUSPEND CAMPAIGN: ABC News
REPUBLICANS RATE TRUMP AND RONALD REAGAN AS BEST U.S. PRESIDENTS: Pew
U.S. PUMPING OIL FASTER THAN EVER, BUT REPUBLICANS DON’T CARE: Politico
COVID ISN’T OVER YET: A late-summer wave of coronavirus infections has touched schools, workplaces and local government, as experts warned the public to brace for even more Covid-19 spread this fall and winter. —NYT
Hospitalizations have increased 24 percent in a two-week period ending Aug. 12, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wastewater monitoring suggests a recent rise in Covid infections in the West and Northeast. In communities across the United States, outbreaks have occurred in recent weeks at preschools, summer camps and office buildings.
HOW TO THINK ABOUT COVID NOW: CNN
COULD OZEMPIC ALSO REDUCE ALCOHOL CRAVING? National Public Radio
ANTI-TRANS LAWS GO INTO EFFECT TODAY IN MISSOURI: KTVI-TV
ALICE COOPER DROPPED BY COSMETIC COMPANY FOR CALLING TRANS “A FAD”: Billboard
SANTANA APOLOGIZES FOR ANTI-TRANS RANT DURING CONCERT: People
Star Trek Corner:
“AD ASTRA PER ASPERA” EXPLAINED: Looper
WHAT ARE “GRAPPLERS” AND WHY DOES LA’AN LOVE THEM? ScreenRant
DEEP SPACE NINE’S CONNECTION TO THE CLASSIC TV WESTERN, GUNSMOKE: SlashFilm
HOW TO VIEW EVERY SEASON OF EVERY STAR TREK SERIES: Click here to subscribe to Paramount+
That’s all for today! I’ll be back tomorrow with more stories to help you rise up and start your day. Until then… May your news be good news!
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