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An Uber Eats driver and mother of five was waiting for her next delivery when she realized she’d scratched off a winning lottery ticket.  Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. 

By Faith Karimi

the weekend that was Team USA won its first medals of the Tokyo Olympics, but six Americans dropped out due to coronavirus. Survivors of the Surfside building collapse don’t agree on what’s next for the site after the search.  Every US state reported rising coronavirus cases as vaccination rates plummet from summer highs. Global phone hacks are exposing the darker side of Israel’s image as a “startup nation.”  At least 130 people died in India after monsoon rains triggered massive landslides and flooding. the week ahead

Jury selection begins Monday in the federal trial of four former Minneapolis police officers in the death of George Floyd. The federal grand jury indicted the officers in May, alleging they violated Floyd’s constitutional rights. 


Suspects in the shooting of Lady Gaga’s dog walker will have a preliminary court hearing on Monday. They are charged with attempted murder in the shooting of Ryan Fischer and the theft of two of the singer’s French bulldogs. 


Actor Cuba Gooding Jr.’s next court appearance is Tuesday in his groping trial. Gooding pleaded not guilty to forcible touching and sexual abuse charges linked to several incidents in New York.

Despite rising coronavirus cases, the Lollapalooza music festival starts  Thursday in Chicago. Attendees of the four-day event must have proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test. The FBI has warned against using fake vaccine cards. 

The federal ban on evictions is set to expire Saturday. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended the moratorium several times, bringing relief to millions of struggling renters. Landlords have said the eviction ban puts a burden on property owners.

tonight's big event

The OlympicsFor the next few nights, it will be all about the Olympics. After a tough year, the sporting event that captivates the world is officially underway, and the opening weekend featured competition in men’s gymnastics, women’s soccer, swimming, tennis and more. Here’s a breakdown on what to watch today and beyond. 

just watch

Ted Lasso is back!Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, an upbeat American who coaches a British soccer team even though he knows nada about the sport — but his relentless optimism makes up for the lack of knowledge. The second season airs Fridays on Apple TV+. Here are more recommendations on what to watch this week by CNN’s Sandra Gonzalez. 


Comedy guides through the OlympicsKevin Hart, Snoop Dogg and the Olympics? Say no more. The rapper and comedian duo are breaking down the world’s biggest sporting event in their new show, “Olympic Highlights” — which really needs no explanation. They’ll provide real-time coverage with new episodes dropping each week on Peacock.

total recall

Quiz time! Exacerbated by the effects of climate change, the Bootleg Fire has ravaged hundreds of thousands of acres. In which US state is the fire mostly located??


A. CaliforniaB. NevadaC. ArizonaD. Oregon


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

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Flashback SundayTwo ice skaters, a Bollywood tune and an Olympics performance. (Click here to watch.)

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