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Hurricane Laura has passed, but hundreds of thousands remain in the dark in Louisiana after the storm ravaged the power grid. 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. ProtestsAnother weekend of protests turned deadly after a man was shot and killed Saturday night during a clash in Portland. Local authorities haven’t released a lot of details about the death, but there were reportedly outbreaks of violence between protesters and pro-Trump counterprotesters. In response to the weekend’s events, Oregon Governor Kate Brown said she’ll authorize other agencies to help the Portland Police Bureau crack down on demonstrations. Meanwhile, President Trump is scheduled to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin this week, where unrest has continued after last weekend’s police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black father. The state’s Democratic Governor Tony Evers wrote Trump a letter urging him to reconsider, but as of now, the trip is still on.New video shows moments before deadly Portland shootingNew video shows moments before deadly Portland shootingNew video shows moments before deadly Portland shootingJUST WATCHEDNew video shows moments before deadly Portland shootingReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

New video shows moments before deadly Portland shooting 02:28Read More2. Coronavirus More than 25 million people have been infected with coronavirus worldwide, and overall cases in the US are inching toward 6 million. As the world scrambles to produce a vaccine to stem the carnage, Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus response, is urging Americans to “do the right thing” until then by wearing masks and social distancing. Also, the road to a vaccine is getting murkier: FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn told the Financial Times the agency could consider emergency use authorization for a Covid-19 vaccine before Phase 3 trials are complete. This has worried some doctors, who fear a vaccine may be rushed for political reasons. Some US experts are even calling for an independent commission, separate from FDA, to review vaccines in light of increasing mistrust of government agencies. Oh, and when a vaccine does come, people will most likely need two doses, which could present its own set of problems. (edited) Covid-19 vaccine will likely require 2 dosesCovid-19 vaccine will likely require 2 dosesCovid-19 vaccine will likely require 2 dosesJUST WATCHEDCovid-19 vaccine will likely require 2 dosesReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Covid-19 vaccine will likely require 2 doses 02:163. Election 2020 This week could be a defining moment in the presidential race as President Trump and Joe Biden address the racial unrest plaguing the country. Biden will speak in Pittsburgh today on the dangers of “Trump’s America,” while Trump will head to Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Trump administration has informed members of Congress that the intelligence chief will no longer brief them in person on election security issues. The move has increased concerns that the administration is trying to undermine election integrity. However, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said it is possible the House could subpoena intelligence officials to testify on election interference as a way to counteract the new restriction.Schiff: We may subpoena intel officialsSchiff: We may subpoena intel officialsSOTU subpoena intel officials_00005805JUST WATCHEDSchiff: We may subpoena intel officialsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Schiff: We may subpoena intel officials 00:594. BelarusThousands of anti-government protesters gathered in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk on Sunday, weeks after the country’s disputed presidential election on August 9. The demonstrations came a day after 19 Belarusian journalists had their accreditation to work for the BBC and other foreign media outlets removed by the authorities. Two Associated Press reporters were deported from the country on the same day, a move the outlet called a “blatant attack on press freedom.” President Alexander Lukashenko, however, is is getting plenty of support from elsewhere: Russian President Vladimir Putin passed on “warm wishes” to the embattled leader, and promised the two would meet soon.Riot police gather in Minsk, Belarus to break up an anti-government rally on August 30, 2020. Riot police gather in Minsk, Belarus to break up an anti-government rally on August 30, 2020. Riot police gather in Minsk, Belarus to break up an anti-government rally on August 30, 2020. 5. TikTokChina is throwing a wrench into the potential sale of TikTok to an American entity. The country just revised rules that govern the sale of certain kinds of technology to foreign buyers. The change means ByteDance, the Beijing-based owner of the popular video-sharing app, would need to get government approval before handing TikTok over to a foreign buyer, say, from the United States. Remember, TikTok’s future in the US is in jeopardy after the Trump Administration demanded a ban on its business in the US, citing security concerns. (And yes, this back-and-forth is yet another expression of the ever-escalating tensions between the two powers.) Microsoft, Walmart and other big companies have already expressed an interest, but the clock is ticking to make a deal. Do TikTok and WeChat pose real threats to national security? Do TikTok and WeChat pose real threats to national security? Do TikTok and WeChat pose real threats to national security? JUST WATCHEDDo TikTok and WeChat pose real threats to national security? ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Do TikTok and WeChat pose real threats to national security? 03:03 BREAKFAST BROWSEHere are the highlights from last night’s VMAs Chadwick Boseman tributes and Lady Gaga’s statement-making masks won the night. In Memoriam photo illustration for Chadwick Boseman, viewed on a laptop, is seen during the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, 2020 in  New York City.In Memoriam photo illustration for Chadwick Boseman, viewed on a laptop, is seen during the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, 2020 in  New York City.In Memoriam photo illustration for Chadwick Boseman, viewed on a laptop, is seen during the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, 2020 in New York City.This is why Disney is making people pay $30 to watch “Mulan”It’s kind of like a VIP package … accessed from your couch.Japanese company successfully tests a manned flying car for the first timeFinally, we’re one step closer to the cool future we were promised.Yellowstone warns visitors not to get mixed up in elk mating seasonYou do not want that smoke, friends.An animal that roamed with the dinosaurs went into a hibernation-like state to surviveQuarantine goals.TODAY’S NUMBER39That’s how many missing children authorities located during a two-week effort to rescue endangered minors. The operation resulted in the rescue of 26 children and safe location of 13 others. Some of the children were thought to be victims of child sex trafficking and abuse, or missing because of parental kidnapping or custodial interference. TODAY’S QUOTE”Let’s step up. No more being quiet, no more being afraid to talk the topics, no more ‘I’m a little bit uncomfortable, I might lose my job over this because I’ve taken a stand here or there.’ Screw it. We can’t do that anymore.”Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who called on his fellow white coaches to fight for social justice and open themselves up to Black perspectives.NFL preview pete carroll seattle seahawks_00003512NFL preview pete carroll seattle seahawks_00003512TODAY’S WEATHER4 more tropical disturbances to monitor in the wake of Laura4 more tropical disturbances to monitor in the wake of Laura4 more tropical disturbances to monitor in the wake of LauraJUST WATCHED4 more tropical disturbances to monitor in the wake of LauraReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

4 more tropical disturbances to monitor in the wake of Laura 02:03Check your local forecast here>>>AND FINALLYThe world’s most spectacular festivals Let’s not forget what it feels like to be together in celebration — eating laughing, making art and hey, maybe even enjoying some fireworks. (Click here to view.)

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