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After two months in office, Vice President Kamala Harris still can’t move into her private residence. And she’s getting frustrated. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. 

By Faith Karimi

the weekend that was At least 114 people were killed in Myanmar’s deadliest day since a military coup last month.  Efforts to dislodge a giant ship stuck in the Suez Canal intensified as a backlog of vessels grew. Two states have yet to announce when they’ll open coronavirus vaccine eligibility to those over 16. Baltimore will no longer prosecute drug possession, prostitution and other low-level offenses. Nearly 60 million people are at risk for severe storms from Delaware down to Georgia. the week ahead

Look to the skies today for a glimpse of the first of four Supermoons this year. Try not to squirm — this one goes by the strange, slithery nickname, Worm Moon. The moon will be fullest at 2:48 p.m. ET on Sunday


Nearly a year after the death of George Floyd, opening statements in the trial of Derek Chauvin are set to begin Monday before a jury of six men and nine women. Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer at the time, pressed his knee on the neck of 46-year-old Floyd for several minutes as he repeatedly said he couldn’t breathe.

A woman accused of attempted assault on a 14-year-old in New York City and falsely accusing him of stealing her cellphone is set to appear in court Monday. In January, Miya Ponsetto was charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of attempted assault, one count of attempted robbery and one count of grand larceny

Officer Eric Talley will be laid to rest Tuesday in Lafayette, Colorado. Talley was killed while responding to a shooting rampage that left 10 people dead at a grocery in Boulder. He was the first officer to arrive at the King Soopers store and lost his life trying to save others.


As the country warily hums back to life following the coronavirus vaccine rollout, America’s pastime is starting a new season Thursday. The Major League Baseball games will feature limited capacity at stadiums. The first matchup  between the Yankees and the Blue Jays will allow 10% capacity — about 5,400 fans — at the stadium in New York.

tonight's big event

Former ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ is also an AARP starOn the cusp of his 60th birthday, George Clooney will receive AARP Movies for Grownups’ highest honor, the annual Career Achievement Award. This year’s show will be broadcast at 8 p.m. ET. Clooney also graced the cover of the AARP Magazine. 

just watch

A terrifying look at early Covid-19 outbreak  A new HBO documentary “The Last Cruise,” out Tuesday, offers a first-person account from passengers and crew who were stranded aboard a luxury ocean liner during the coronavirus pandemic.


just cheer

Star-studded Sweet 16Both women and men are playing their respective Sweet 16 matchups as March Madness continues. The roster of games Sunday will feature top seeds, including Stanford, South Carolina, Michigan and Alabama. 

total recall

Quiz time! Michael Kovrig is on trial on espionage charges in China, a case that has been all but closed to outside observers and has earned international condemnation. Where’s Kovrig from?


A. The United StatesB. AustraliaC. New ZealandD. Canada


Play “Total Recall,” CNN’s weekly news quiz, to see if you’re correct!

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Oldie but a goldieIt’s been a million years, but this song still brings a wave of nostalgia. Tracy Chapman turns 57 this week. (Click here to rock out.)

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