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Unruly passenger behavior seems to have reached new heights with increasingly violent attacks aboard US planes. One flight attendant says children are behaving better than adults, and she’s over it. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. 

By Faith Karimi

Taliban members intervene in a protest for women’s rights in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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the weekend that was A group of Afghan women braved Taliban-controlled streets to demand equal rights. It turned violent. The suspect in the New Zealand supermarket stabbing was released from prison two months before the attack. Five US sailors are dead after a helicopter crash off the California coast, Navy officials said. A Texas judge has blocked an anti-abortion group from suing Planned Parenthood under the state’s new law. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband announced the birth of their son and daughter.  the week ahead


The man accused of killing 10 people in a Colorado grocery store will have a court hearing Tuesday. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa faces 115 charges from the March shooting at King Soopers in Boulder. 


A pretrial hearing is scheduled Tuesday for Eric Ronald Holder Jr., who is accused of gunning down rapper Nipsey Hussle and injuring two others  in front of the late musician’s clothing store in Los Angeles. Nipsey Hussle, real name Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was killed in March 2019. 


CNN’s gender reporting team, As Equals, has a virtual screening of its original short film, “Not Yet Satisfied,” on Wednesday at 12 p.m. ET. After the screening, two of the film’s characters will be part of a panel on why sexuality and pleasure should be a global priority for gender equality. To register for the 75-minute event, click here. 


Suicide Prevention Day is Friday, and it’s a good reminder that if you’re hurting and thinking of harming yourself, help is available. The pandemic has been tough on a lot of people — with 1 in 4 young adults reporting suicidal thoughts since the coronavirus hit. If you know anyone who’s struggling in the US, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Outside the US, the International Association for Suicide Prevention provides contact information for crisis centers worldwide.


Two decades ago, the nation watched in horror as terrorists killed nearly 3,000 people on American soil. The 9/11 attacks not only changed our country, they changed the world forever. This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of one of the darkest days in US history, and news organizations are rolling out special coverage plans to ensure that people #NeverForget. 


One more thing …

Our quiz team has taken a much-needed Labor Day break this weekend, and will have a new quiz ready for you bright and early Sunday.


photos of the week  

People attend Drag Queen Storytime with The Nightbus, a London-based drag queen, during a Pride festival in Manchester, England. Check out the week in photos from Afghanistan, Ida, the Paralympics and other events.

what's happening in entertainment

Grab your popcorn and fuzzy slippers It’s officially fall TV season. Get ready for reboots, revivals, spinoffs — and a few farewells. CNN’s Brian Lowry breaks down what’s returning, what’s  signing off, and everything in-between.

what's happening in sports

It’s game time!The NFL season officially kicks off Thursday with a new enhanced schedule. The first game will be between the Dallas Cowboys and reigning Super Bowl champs Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 8:20 p.m. ET.

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Dancing to the sound of silenceThe China Disabled People’s Performing Arts Troupe features intricate dances. Without hearing, dancers interpret the beat using sound vibrations; without sight, musicians use breathing patterns to keep pace. (Click here to watch).

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