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(CNN)A hurricane, nationwide demonstrations, a major political event … there’s a lot going on, so let’s jump right in.

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. Police violenceA 17-year-old from Illinois has been arrested and charged with homicide in a fatal shooting that left two dead during protests Tuesday night in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The police chief there said the teen “was involved in the use of firearms to resolve whatever conflict was in place.” Nationwide, the unrest stemming from the police shooting of a Black father, Jacob Blake, over the weekend has crystallized into serious action. Several Milwaukee pro sports teams chose to sit out their games last night, which led to a cascade of paused events nationwide. All in all, a slate of NBA games, several MLB games, plus MLS games and the Western & Southern Open tennis event were canceled or postponed as teams and major athletes, like Lebron James, spoke out against the recent spate of police violence.Professional athletes take stand for Kenosha protestsProfessional athletes take stand for Kenosha protestsProfessional athletes take stand for Kenosha protestsJUST WATCHEDProfessional athletes take stand for Kenosha protestsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Professional athletes take stand for Kenosha protests 04:26Read More2. Hurricane Laura A monster Hurricane Laura made landfall overnight in southwestern Louisiana, the region’s strongest storm in over a century. It’s a rapidly changing situation, but Laura has weakened to Category 3, passing over Lake Charles as it treks inland. It’s expected to weaken more as the day goes on, but the danger is far from over. Parts of the region are still expected to experience deadly storm surges of up to 15 feet, which the National Hurricane Center warned is “unsurvivable.” Thousands of people along the Gulf Coast have been evacuated, and some 285,000 customers have no power in Louisiana and Texas. In areas already thrashed by the storm, tidal surges may prevent officials from assessing the damage right away. Check here for updates. Hurricane Laura continuing to move northward through LouisianaHurricane Laura continuing to move northward through Louisianatropical update hurricane laura severe storms tornadoes high wind gusts flooding rainfall_00001330JUST WATCHEDHurricane Laura continuing to move northward through LouisianaReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Hurricane Laura continuing to move northward through Louisiana 03:16Check your local forecast here>>> 3. Republican National Convention Vice President Mike Pence and Kellyanne Conway were among the headlining speakers on the third night of the RNC. As reactions to the events in Kenosha unfurled across the sports world, Pence used his VP nomination acceptance speech to make a familiar call for “law and order.” He criticized Joe Biden for acknowledging systemic racism in America’s police departments and said Biden’s policies would lead to “unsafe streets and violence.” The RNC has been marked with controversy, with several speakers criticized for their social media comments and past behavior, raising questions about how the RNC vetted its guests. Then, there’s the ongoing issue of sitting officials engaging in partisan politics — actions forbidden by the Hatch Act. Criticism or no, President Trump is scheduled to formally accept his party’s nomination tonight from the White House lawn.Mike Pence: Rioting and looting is not peaceful protestMike Pence: Rioting and looting is not peaceful protestMike Pence: Rioting and looting is not peaceful protestJUST WATCHEDMike Pence: Rioting and looting is not peaceful protestReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Mike Pence: Rioting and looting is not peaceful protest 03:204. Coronavirus The CDC announced it no longer recommends that people exposed to the coronavirus should be tested if they don’t have symptoms. The sudden change caused confusion and even pushback from some leaders, and now a health official says the agency was pressured by the Trump administration to make the changes. Moreover, Dr. Anthony Fauci, arguable the most visible member of the White House’s coronavirus task force, told CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta he was literally in surgery for a minor procedure when the decision was made. There have now been more than 24 million confirmed coronavirus cases around the world, with more than 5.8 million in the United States. CDC changes guidelines on Covid-19 testing after pressure CDC changes guidelines on Covid-19 testing after pressure CDC changes guidelines on Covid-19 testing after pressure JUST WATCHEDCDC changes guidelines on Covid-19 testing after pressure ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

CDC changes guidelines on Covid-19 testing after pressure 02:045. New Zealand A far-right terrorist who killed 51 Muslim worshipers in New Zealand’s worst mass shooting in modern history has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Brenton Tarrant, 29, was sentenced after pleading guilty to the murders after he opened fire in two Christchurch mosques last year. The sentencing concluded a harrowing, four-day hearing in which 91 survivors and relatives of victims described the pain Tarrant had inflicted on the Muslim community. The courtroom was charged with emotion as the judge read the name of every victim, the injured and the dead, telling Tarrant about the lives he destroyed or cut short. “You showed no mercy. It was brutal and beyond callous — your actions were inhumane,” he said.Mother of Christchurch victim to attacker: 'You thought you could break us' Mother of Christchurch victim to attacker: 'You thought you could break us' Mother of Christchurch victim to attacker: 'You thought you could break us' JUST WATCHEDMother of Christchurch victim to attacker: ‘You thought you could break us’ ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Mother of Christchurch victim to attacker: ‘You thought you could break us’ 03:20BREAKFAST BROWSEElon Musk is now the fourth-richest person in the world, and he’s about to get richerYeah, you have to be pretty rich to pull off blasting a car into space. Elon Musk: Breaking boundaries as a careerElon Musk: Breaking boundaries as a careerElon Musk: Breaking boundaries as a careerJUST WATCHEDElon Musk: Breaking boundaries as a careerReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Elon Musk: Breaking boundaries as a career 07:35Microsoft Word can now transcribe lectures and phone calls Sounds like a WFH game changer. ‘Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout’ is the latest big video game you need to know about There are little creatures in chicken suits and burger suits running around, and frankly it looks like chaos. Game On: Frenetic 'Fall Guys' multiplayer gameGame On: Frenetic 'Fall Guys' multiplayer gameGame On: Frenetic 'Fall Guys' multiplayer game_00005612JUST WATCHEDGame On: Frenetic ‘Fall Guys’ multiplayer gameReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Game On: Frenetic ‘Fall Guys’ multiplayer game 01:33Amazon is opening a grocery store filled with smart devicesPro: You don’t need to talk to other people. Con: You DO need to talk to all the disembodied Alexa voices. Bella Thorne is the first person to make $1 million in a day on OnlyFansIf you don’t know what OnlyFans is … Google with caution. THIS JUST IN …Deadly floods in AfghanistanFlash flooding in Afghanistan’s Parwan province has killed at least 86 people and injured at least 106, according to local officials. The flooding was caused by torrential rain that battered the region earlier this week. TODAY’S NUMBER$10.5 millionThat’s how much Jerry Falwell Jr., the former president of Liberty University, will get in a compensation package from the evangelical school. Falwell resigned Monday after a series of scandals. TODAY’S QUOTE”We have not seen, to date, a coordinated national voter fraud effort during a major election and it would be extraordinarily difficult to change a federal election outcome through this type of model alone.”A senior FBI official, addressing repeated claims by the Trump administration that increased mail-in voting will lead to voter fraudWolf: No intel foreign nations will forge mail-in ballotsWolf: No intel foreign nations will forge mail-in ballotsSOTU Wolf intel_00002007JUST WATCHEDWolf: No intel foreign nations will forge mail-in ballotsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Wolf: No intel foreign nations will forge mail-in ballots 02:22AND FINALLYNo thoughts, just floatingI keep a YouTube playlist called “Animals for Depression,” and anyway, this is on it. (Click here to view.)

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