News this week: Start your week smart

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It’s back to school for a lot of kids in the US on Tuesday. Major school systems in Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Baltimore, Charleston and the DC-Maryland-Virginia area go back, either in person or virtually. Will this mean another round of controversy over coronavirus precautions? Time will tell. 

The US Senate also reconvenes on Tuesday, and will be digging in for another round of contentious coronavirus stimulus negotiations
World Suicide Prevention Day is Thursday. Here are resources if you or someone you know needs support
Friday marks two solemn milestones: It’s the 19-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and the 6-month anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring the novel coronavirus a pandemic

Tonight’s big event

The CNN Original Series ‘The Windsors’ returns tonight

Rare archival footage and insider interviews take you inside the scandals, heartbreak and family drama of the Windsor dynasty. Catch the first two episodes tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Subscribers can stream live via CNNgo, as well as on CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. Here’s what to expect from the series

Just watch

New movies and shows 

“Mulan” is finally being released on Disney+. Is it worth the $30 buy-in? CNN’s Brian Lowry has a review
Meanwhile, “Raised by Wolves” is getting a lot of love on HBO Max. Lowry says it’s “the year’s most original series,” and “an audaciously cerebral science-fiction concept.” 

Come on down to Sesame Street

For the kiddos, CNN and “Sesame Street” are teaming up for another town hall. This one’s all about back-to-school, and will cover everything from staying safe in classrooms to making the most of virtual learning. The town hall will air on CNN at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, September 12. Learn more here.

Just cheer

The Tour de France continues 

And they’ve got a while to go — the massive race doesn’t end until September 20

The NFL season is ON

Football is back on Thursday, but things will really heat up on Sunday when Tom Brady makes his first appearance with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the New Orleans Saints. 

The US Open wraps up

The Women’s US Open Final is Saturday, and the Men’s Final is next Sunday. The matches will conclude a highly unusual, yet still eventful pandemic-era Grand Slam

Total recall

Quiz time!

The first Labor Day parade was held in what major city in 1882?

A. New York City

B. San Francisco

C. Washington, DC 

D. Boston 

Play me off…

Have a good Labor Day weekend! 

You know we had to blast the Dolly.  (Click here to rock out)

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