Monday September 12, Top 5 Stories to Start Your Day

It is Monday and the start of another week, but at least there is Monday Night Football. For those who don’t share a passion for the gridiron, “Dancing with the Stars” new season is airing with celebrities including Marilu Henner, Amber Rose, Vanilla Ice, former Governor Rick Perry, Maureen McCormick and athletes Ryan Lochte and Laurie Hernandez.

It may be another work week starting but we at least have new programing on television as many new seasons are starting. Here are some news headlines to get your day started.


  1. Across the country, Sunday, events took place to remember those lost on 9/11 and as a day of service for many. In New York, Hillary Clinton fainted from heat exhaustion but later we learned she had pneumonia. In the NFL, protests took place against the National Anthem, but there were also those who showed support for this country such as the Seattle Seahawks, who as a team, locked arms to signify we are all in this together.



  1. A new Miss America was crowned Sunday night in Atlantic City. She is Miss Arkansas, Savvy Shields, who when asked about politics in the United States said, “I hope that at the end of my year (with the crown), we’re starting to reward politicians for compromise.”


  1. According to AP News today, families in the United States are spending more on child care for two children than they do for housing. “And if you’re a woman, it’s likely you earn less than your male colleagues even though 1 in 4 households with kids relies on mom as the sole or primary breadwinner.”


  1. Syrian cease-fire is set to start today. The cease fire that was negotiated by the United States and Russia is set to begin Monday night, but it is uncertain who it will protect and for how long.


  1. On Sunday, CIA director warned that Russia has “exceptionally capable and sophisticated” computer capabilities and that the U.S. must be on guard. He stated on Face the Nation, “I think that we have to be very, very wary of what the Russians might be trying to do in terms of collecting information in a cyber realm, as well as what they might want to do with it. “






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