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(CNN)What’s the most persistent and lethal threat to the US, according to Department of Homeland Security documents? White supremacy.

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. Coronavirus Nine vaccine makers have signed an unusual pledge to uphold “high ethical standards” in their pursuit of a coronavirus vaccine. That means they probably won’t try to seek premature government approval, even though the race for a vaccine has gotten tangled up in politics. Meanwhile, bleak statistics are piling up. Half a million US children have been diagnosed with Covid-19, with the rate of infection among kids increasing in recent weeks. A new global report finds that Covid-19 could undo decades of reducing preventable childhood deaths across the world. That’s not due to the virus itself but rather the effects the pandemic has on things like child and maternal health care services, prenatal and post-natal care, vaccinations and check-ups.Doctor explains how to spot Covid-related syndrome in children Doctor explains how to spot Covid-related syndrome in children Doctor explains how to spot Covid-related syndrome in children JUST WATCHEDDoctor explains how to spot Covid-related syndrome in children ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Doctor explains how to spot Covid-related syndrome in children 01:42Read More2. Stimulus GOP senators have unveiled their so-called “skinny” stimulus bill as Congress resumes debating the next coronavirus measures. The bill includes a $300 federal boost for unemployment benefits and fresh relief for small businesses but cuts out money for a second round of stimulus checks that was included in an earlier proposal. It could go to a vote this week, but it doesn’t have unanimous GOP support, and Democrats want a bill in the trillions. There’s still very little hope that both sides will come to a stimulus agreement before November’s election. Even the threat of a government shutdown (which could happen when funding runs out at the end of the month) isn’t a big motivator. Congress seems intent on a “clean bill” to keep the government running, without stimulus attachments.Walmart sales boosted by stimulus spendingWalmart sales boosted by stimulus spendingWalmart sales boosted by stimulus spendingJUST WATCHEDWalmart sales boosted by stimulus spendingReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Walmart sales boosted by stimulus spending 01:37 3. Election 2020President Trump held a rally in North Carolina last night and urged supporters to act as poll watchers during the presidential election to prevent suspicious voting behavior. It’s a new variation on the President’s baseless theme of rampant voter fraud. While record numbers of people are expected to vote by mail this election season, election officials are also preparing for high turnout in person. Large venues like Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and State Farm Arena in Atlanta will serve as voting “supercenters” this fall. Unsure about mail-in voting procedures in your state? Here’s a breakdown. Trump tell-all books have White House on the defensiveTrump tell-all books have White House on the defensiveTrump tell-all books have White House on the defensiveJUST WATCHEDTrump tell-all books have White House on the defensiveReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Trump tell-all books have White House on the defensive 03:104. Belarus Fear is simmering in Belarus after leading members of the country’s political opposition seemed to vanish in recent days. Two activists reemerged yesterday in Kiev and said they were abducted and driven to Belarus’ border with Ukraine. A third activist who was reportedly also abducted has still not been located. Another activist who is a confidant of the main Belarusian opposition candidate, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, was also reportedly ejected from the country by security forces. These alleged abductions and ejections are fallout from the country’s highly contested presidential election in August, in which longtime President Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory amid serious allegations of election corruption.How a stay-at-home mom became an opposition leader in BelarusHow a stay-at-home mom became an opposition leader in BelarussvetlanaJUST WATCHEDHow a stay-at-home mom became an opposition leader in BelarusReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

How a stay-at-home mom became an opposition leader in Belarus 04:04 5. WildfiresMore than 85 fires are burning across the West Coast in an unprecedented event that’s already scorched hundreds of thousands of acres. At least 25 wildfires are burning in California, and the blazes stretch practically the full length of the state. Winds and extreme heat have only served to stoke the flames. In Oregon, fires have already scorched more than 230,000 acres and forced thousands of families to evacuate. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said more acres were burned Monday in his state than have been burned in the past 12 fire seasons. The whole region will continue to be plagued with hot, dry weather, providing no respite from the historic blazes.California wildfires rage as rescues and evacuations continueCalifornia wildfires rage as rescues and evacuations continueCalifornia wildfires rage as rescues and evacuations continueJUST WATCHEDCalifornia wildfires rage as rescues and evacuations continueReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

California wildfires rage as rescues and evacuations continue 03:09BREAKFAST BROWSERobot dogs join US Air Force exercise This sounds like the start of an inspiring buddy movie or a bleak dystopian horror show. Texas chains Luby’s and Fuddruckers will be up for saleGreat, now we’re sad and hungry for a burger. A candy maker is giving away a candy factory in a nationwide treasure huntYou can’t fool us, Mr. Wonka! You can win a candy factory in this real-life Willy Wonka contestYou can win a candy factory in this real-life Willy Wonka contestYou can win a candy factory in this real-life Willy Wonka contestJUST WATCHEDYou can win a candy factory in this real-life Willy Wonka contestReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

You can win a candy factory in this real-life Willy Wonka contest 00:33Cat owners fall into one of five categories, researchers sayAre you a “conscientious caretaker” or a “tolerant guardian?”‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ is coming to an end on E!Alas, we could keep up no more. How the Kardashian-Jenner family built its business empireHow the Kardashian-Jenner family built its business empireHow the Kardashian-Jenner family built its business empireJUST WATCHEDHow the Kardashian-Jenner family built its business empireReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

How the Kardashian-Jenner family built its business empire 02:18TODAY’S NUMBER30%That’s how much of a movie’s cast should be made up of people from underrepresented groups, according to new criteria set forth by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. That proportion is one of four benchmarks introduced under an initiative called Aperture 2025. A film must meet two of the benchmarks to be considered for the Academy Award for Best Picture beginning in 2024.Why Hollywood spends millions to win OscarsWhy Hollywood spends millions to win OscarsWhy Hollywood spends millions to win OscarsJUST WATCHEDWhy Hollywood spends millions to win OscarsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Why Hollywood spends millions to win Oscars 04:13TODAY’S QUOTE”I feel like I’m a vessel at this point in order to spread awareness.”Tennis star Naomi Osaka, who has donned face masks during the US Open featuring Black people whose deaths have sparked calls for racial justice. Osaka was nearly brought to tears by video messages from the parents of Trayvon Martin and Ahmaud Arbery thanking her.The tennis grand slam that will be like nothing ever seen beforeThe tennis grand slam that will be like nothing ever seen beforeThe tennis grand slam that will be like nothing ever seen beforeJUST WATCHEDThe tennis grand slam that will be like nothing ever seen beforeReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

The tennis grand slam that will be like nothing ever seen before 02:01TODAY’S WEATHERDangerous fires continue to ravage the westDangerous fires continue to ravage the westdaily weather forecast california washington deadly fires spreading acres burned tropical update_00001906JUST WATCHEDDangerous fires continue to ravage the westReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Dangerous fires continue to ravage the west 02:05Check your local forecast here>>>AND FINALLYLegos have never been cooler Watch a veteran stuntman reenact movie stunts with Lego cars — and try not to get distracted by the fantastic mustache. (Click here to view.)

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