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Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. Democratic National Convention Joe Biden officially accepted the Democratic presidential nomination and delivered a speech setting up what’s bound to be one of the most contentious presidential contests ever. In his address — the highlight of the four-day virtual DNC — Biden took aim at President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his foreign policy efforts before pivoting to a message of American unity. Former presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (both veterans, by the way) and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms also delivered well-received addresses. However, the night wasn’t without its controversies. The presence of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire who ran for the nomination, ruffled more than a few blue feathers. Before the week’s events, some of his former campaign staffers had asked that he be nixed over how they say he treated campaign aides. Former Democratic candidates recall 2020 campaign trailFormer Democratic candidates recall 2020 campaign trailFormer Democratic candidates recall 2020 campaign trailJUST WATCHEDFormer Democratic candidates recall 2020 campaign trailReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Former Democratic candidates recall 2020 campaign trail 05:05Read More2. Steve Bannon Former White House adviser Steve Bannon and three others were arrested and charged with defrauding donors of hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of a fundraising campaign that was supposed to support Trump’s border wall. Bannon and defendant Brian Kolfage promised donors that the more than $25 million raised for the We Build the Wall campaign would go straight to the cause. Instead, prosecutors say Bannon and the others pocketed money to pay for their own lifestyle expenses. Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, was an influential voice inside the White House as Trump’s chief strategist until he was dismissed in August 2017. Released after a hearing yesterday, Bannon said the arrest was a fiasco to “stop people who want to build the wall.” The President, meanwhile, claimed he didn’t know the other people involved in the wall project, even though he has mentioned the group in tweets and other media.Former Trump campaign chair Steve Bannon charged with fraudFormer Trump campaign chair Steve Bannon charged with fraudsteve bannon charged build wall indictment collins dnt lead vpx._00000719JUST WATCHEDFormer Trump campaign chair Steve Bannon charged with fraudReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Former Trump campaign chair Steve Bannon charged with fraud 03:053. Coronavirus Schools are caught in a coronavirus catch-22: navigate the uncharted territory of virtual learning or risk a coronavirus outbreak by coming back. At least 15 states have reported positive coronavirus cases at universities. In Utah, K-12 students and teachers can now be charged with a misdemeanor for not wearing masks. In New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, powerful teachers’ unions have demanded more Covid-19 protections in schools. The White House also has officially designated teachers as “essential workers.” While the title doesn’t carry any legal obligation, it puts more pressure on teachers to return to the classroom despite ongoing health concerns. Meantime, we adults may need more study time: A new report reveals public health groups around the world uniformly exceed recommended reading levels with their coronavirus information materials.See the precautions a Scottish school is taking as children return to classSee the precautions a Scottish school is taking as children return to classscotland school reopening coronavirus covid 19 pandemic Foster pkg intl ldn vpx_00010421JUST WATCHEDSee the precautions a Scottish school is taking as children return to classReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

See the precautions a Scottish school is taking as children return to class 02:414. Police Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans to freeze property taxes in cities that vote to defund their police departments. This comes after Austin officials voted last week to cut the city’s police budget by a third and shift the funds to social services. Abbott argued that defunding police forces endangers citizens, whom cities should not then be able to raise taxes on. However, the state is particularly dependent on property taxes to fund things like schools and other essentials. Other cities are also contending with new methods of police accountability and reform. Thousands of New York Police Department discipline records were just published online by the New York Civil Liberties Union to provide greater transparency for residents.New bodycam video from Floyd's death shows panicked witnessesNew bodycam video from Floyd's death shows panicked witnessesNew bodycam video from Floyd's death shows panicked witnessesJUST WATCHEDNew bodycam video from Floyd’s death shows panicked witnessesReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

New bodycam video from Floyd’s death shows panicked witnesses 02:245. Latin AmericaLatin America is simmering with unrest as the trials of the coronavirus meet longstanding economic hardship and political corruption. At least 25,000 people marched one day this week through the Argentine capital Buenos Aires, protesting the continued official lockdown, a deepening economic crisis and the government’s plans for judicial reform. In Bolivia, an interim government has twice postponed elections due to the spread of Covid-19 cases. In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro’s dismissive attitude toward the pandemic has sharpened an already polarized environment. And upcoming elections in Peru and Chile could upend tenuous political situations there.BREAKFAST BROWSEAn armored vehicle that belongs to the South Dakota National Guard is found abandoned on the side of a Nebraska interstateDon’t you hate it when your giant, expensive, attention-getting piece of military machinery goes missing? Companies are trying to remotely recreate their festive workplace perksFor employees at Zappos, that means personal herb garden kits and confetti. Sounds like a decent party to us! What some companies are doing to establish WFH balanceWhat some companies are doing to establish WFH balanceWhat some companies are doing to establish WFH balanceJUST WATCHEDWhat some companies are doing to establish WFH balanceReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

What some companies are doing to establish WFH balance 02:43MLB Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. says he’s cancer-free after a prostate cancer diagnosis in February Cal smacked that cancer right outta Camden Yards.Mittens the cat could become New Zealander of the Year In a year when everything and everyone seems to be bad, let cats represent the best of us. Here’s what the Taco Bell of the future will look like Few phrases can awaken the imagination like “Taco Bell of the future.” THIS JUST IN …California wildfires turn deadly At least four people have died as a result of the wildfires still tearing through Northern and Central California. Thousands of people have had to flee their homes and risk contracting coronavirus to seek safety in shelters. And air quality levels in the Bay Area appear to be worse than anywhere else on Earth.MUST WATCH: Flames scorch roads in fires caused by lightning strikesMUST WATCH: Flames scorch roads in fires caused by lightning strikesMUST WATCH: Flames scorch roads in fires caused by lightning strikesJUST WATCHEDMUST WATCH: Flames scorch roads in fires caused by lightning strikesReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

MUST WATCH: Flames scorch roads in fires caused by lightning strikes 01:15HAPPENING LATERDeJoy faces senators Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is slated to testify today before the Republican-led Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The US Postal Service chief will publicly answer questions amid accusations that the Trump administration is purposefully handicapping the USPS in an effort to hinder mail-in voting during the pandemic.New questions about Trump's influence over the USPSNew questions about Trump's influence over the USPSNew questions about Trump's influence over the USPSJUST WATCHEDNew questions about Trump’s influence over the USPSReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

New questions about Trump’s influence over the USPS 03:28TODAY’S NUMBER$7.7 trillionThat’s how much tech’s “Magnificent Seven” — Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet (Google’s owner), Facebook, Tesla and Netflix are worth together. All these companies have thrived despite widespread economic woes during the pandemic, and Apple and Tesla are both trading at record highs.Apple is worth $2 trillionApple is worth $2 trillionApple is worth $2 trillionJUST WATCHEDApple is worth $2 trillionReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Apple is worth $2 trillion 01:40TODAY’S QUOTE”The coronavirus has underscored stubborn racial disparities that are still with us, fueled by decades of unequal opportunity and structural barriers like job discrimination and access to good educations and health care.”Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb of Indiana, who delivered a stirring address this week as he announced a slate of new measures to work toward racial equity in his state. His proposals include more body cameras for police, a public dashboard with racial disparity data and a new Cabinet post focused on equity and inclusion.TODAY’S WEATHERFires continue to impact California as tropical systems head toward the USFires continue to impact California as tropical systems head toward the USFires continue to impact California as tropical systems head toward the USJUST WATCHEDFires continue to impact California as tropical systems head toward the USReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Fires continue to impact California as tropical systems head toward the US 02:55Check your local forecast here>>>AND FINALLYThat’s a mighty fine Katzenklavier you have there Sleepy cats, beautiful piano and “Howl’s Moving Castle.” How many great things can you fit into one video? (Click here to view.)

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