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(You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. You give us five minutes, and we give you five things you must know for your weekday, plus a Sunday edition to get your week started smart. Sign up here.)TODAY• The G7 summit continues in France. World leaders meet again in Biarritz to discuss economic and global security. The biggest question going into the sessions was whether President Trump would bring his recent erratic mood to the gathering a year after he threw a tantrum and left it early.JUST WATCHEDGreta Thunberg sails across Atlantic in zero-emissions yachtReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
Greta Thunberg sails across Atlantic in zero-emissions yacht 01:57• The Burning Man gathering begins in the Nevada desert. It’s been called the world’s “biggest and most bizarre party,” with clothing sometimes optional. JUST WATCHEDBurning Man founder Larry Harvey diesReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
Burning Man founder Larry Harvey dies 00:27Read More• Democratic candidates hit the CNN town hall stage. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio step into the spotlight at 6 and 7 p.m. ET, respectively. Watch on CNN.JUST WATCHEDGov. Bullock describes losing nephew to gun violenceReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
Gov. Bullock describes losing nephew to gun violence 02:36• ‘They were all impressed with your Halston dress.’ Ride the rise and fall of America’s first superstar fashion designer. “Halston,” executive produced by CNN Films, premieres at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.JUST WATCHEDMeet America’s first superstar fashion designerReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
Meet America’s first superstar fashion designer 03:25MONDAY• A ruling in the opioid lawsuit is expected. An Oklahoma judge reportedly is due to rule on whether Johnson & Johnson must pay $17 billion for stoking the state’s opioid epidemic. The company argues its drugs didn’t cause the crisis and it’s been made a “scapegoat.” The case could lay a road map for other states and municipalities that want to hold drugmakers responsible for the opioid fallout.JUST WATCHEDWhy are opioids so addictive?ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
Why are opioids so addictive? 00:55• The US Open begins. North America’s Grand Slam kicks off, serving up two weeks of tennis thrills at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Watch this week on ESPN channels and the Tennis Channel.JUST WATCHEDSerena Williams’ quest for a 24th grand slamReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
Serena Williams’ quest for a 24th grand slam 01:38• The VMAs honor music’s best. Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello are the latest additions to a star-studded MTV Video Music Awards. The event is also slated to feature Big Sean with A$AP Ferg, H.E.R., Normani and Ozuna. Get the full list of nominees here. Watch at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.JUST WATCHEDTransgender service members speak out at VMAs (2017)ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
Transgender service members speak out at VMAs (2017) 01:12• ‘Nothing but a hound dog.’ No shade to the King, but we’re gonna mark National Dog Day — which also happens to be Women’s Equality Day — with Big Mama Thornton’s version of the early rock classic. (Click here to rock ‘n’ roll.)JUST WATCHEDThis rescue dog is now a Disney starReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
This rescue dog is now a Disney star 01:02TUESDAY• Lori Loughlin is due in court. The “Full House” actress is expected at a hearing related to the college admissions scandal. She and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are among dozens of wealthy parents accused of using bribes to game the competitive college entrance process for their kids.JUST WATCHEDLoughlin pleads not guilty in college admissions scandalReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
Loughlin pleads not guilty in college admissions scandal 00:56WEDNESDAY• Dems must meet thresholds for the next debates. This is the deadline for Democratic candidates to qualify for the September 12 and 13 debates in Houston. Beyond reaching a high bar for donations, candidates must hit 2% in at least four party-approved polls.JUST WATCHEDCooper: This is the question for 2020 DemocratsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
Cooper: This is the question for 2020 Democrats 02:18THURSDAY• A key economic forecast drops. Another estimate of second quarter gross domestic product is set to be revealed as analysts warn of a looming global recession. The first GDP snapshot, released last month, indicated that consumers are powering the US economy, though growth was slower than in the first quarter.JUST WATCHEDUS economy growth slows in second quarterReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
US economy growth slows in second quarter 01:01• College football Week 1 is here. The biggest games launching the season include Georgia Tech at Clemson, plus Auburn versus Oregon and Northwestern at Stanford on Saturday. Here’s how to watch every NCAA matchup.JUST WATCHEDNFL player gets college degree 10 years after going proReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
NFL player gets college degree 10 years after going pro 01:07SATURDAY• POTUS and FLOTUS head to Poland. Donald and Melania Trump are set to depart for a visit to Warsaw memorial sites to mark 80 years since the start of World War II. The first couple then was supposed to head to Denmark, but the President nixed that trip after the Prime Minister dismissed his interest in buying Greenland.JUST WATCHEDPolish president suggests building ‘Fort Trump’ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
Polish president suggests building ‘Fort Trump’ 00:58• Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets back to racing. The NASCAR star plans to drive one of his favorite tracks when the Xfinity Series goes to Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. Earnhardt this month survived a plane crash, along with his wife, his daughter and two pilots.JUST WATCHEDInvestigators: Earnhardt plane bounced twice before crashReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH
Investigators: Earnhardt plane bounced twice before crash 02:20• Happy New Year! Muslims this evening are due to mark a new year, 1441 AH. The calendar flip dates to when the prophet Mohammed fled from Mecca to Medina to escape religious persecution. Muharram Mubarak!