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As schools reopen after a year filled with uncertainty and anxiety, parents are struggling to get teens to sleep. Experts shared tips on how to put students back on a regular sleep schedule, which will help improve their mood and academic performance. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. 

By Faith Karimi

the weekend that was Hospitals in the South are running out of oxygen supply as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations soar. President Joe Biden will attend the dignified transfer of American service members killed in Afghanistan. Mexico is suing US gunmakers for thousands of weapons trafficked across the border each year. Jacob Blake is speaking out a year later. “I have not survived until something has changed,” he said. Exhausted and without hope, East Asian youth are pursuing a simple life of “lying flat.” the week ahead

Powerful Hurricane Ida is expected to make landfall in southeast Louisiana today, on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Officials warned residents in low-lying areas to evacuate before Ida’s arrival, saying the expected storm surge is “unsurvivable.” Here’s where the hurricane is headed. 



A 26-year-old farm worker found guilty of murdering university student Mollie Tibbetts will be sentenced Monday. Tibbetts, 20, went missing in July 2018 after a run in Brooklyn, Iowa, sparking an extensive search that drew national attention. Her body was found in a cornfield. 


American troops are currently two days away from President Biden’s deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan. Evacuation efforts in Kabul are entering the final stages and the Afghan capital is on high alert for possible terror attacks after a US strike against ISIS-K. The group’s suicide bombing near Kabul airport killed scores of Afghans and 13 American service members. 


The four-day Bonnaroo music festival starts Thursday in Tennessee. Like other major events this year, it will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test to attend. Organizers are requesting that unvaccinated attendees wear a mask at all times. 


The Labor Department releases its August jobs report Friday. The big question is whether the Delta variant and worker shortages are holding back hiring. The US economy added 943,000 jobs in July — but that was before the Delta-induced coronavirus surge brought back some restrictions.

what’s happening in entertainment


The Kanye West circus continuesKanye West is on his third listening party for “Donda” — but we’re yet to see the album. At his latest event — this time in Chicago — he brought out two controversial celebrities then left the stage hand-in-hand with Kim Kardashian in a wedding dress. Are they back together? ¯_(ツ)_/¯


‘The Rock’ has a doppelgänger

Actor Dwayne Johnson has a look-alike. Alabama law enforcement officer  Eric Fields has found fame on social media — thanks to his uncanny resemblance to The “Jungle Cruise” star. “That’s Dwayne The Cop Johnson,” one TikTok user said.

photos of the week

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Egyptian Paralympian Ibrahim Elhusseiny Hamadtou plays a table tennis match on Wednesday. The Tokyo Paralympics started last week and will end on September 5. Take a look at 32 moving, fascinating, thought-provoking images from the week that was, curated by CNN Photos. 

quiz time


The FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine this week. What is the new official brand name of the vaccine?


A. Covimirna.B. Ronavex.C. Miranavid.D. Comirnaty.


Take CNN’s weekly news quiz to see if you’re correct!

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Flashback SundayIconic Swedish pop band ABBA posted a cryptic tweet about an announcement coming Saturday. Could it be their first new music in nearly four decades? Fans sure hope so! As we wait to find out in a few days whether the quartet is reuniting, embrace your inner “Dancing Queen.” (Click here to rock out.)

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