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Sunday 9.1.19

Happy Labor Day weekend! We hope you've had better luck than us at not flipping the hammock. To mark summer's unofficial end, the 5 Things newsletter is taking tomorrow off, but we'll be back Tuesday for the slog back to school and work. Here's what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart.

By Michelle Krupa & Faith Karimi
New US and China tariffs kick in
The latest round of tariffs that the superpowers have slapped on each other kicks in today. Washington's latest move targets Chinese-made products like TVs and apparel, though taxes on about half those goods were postponed to mid-December. There was some positive talk last week on the trade war, but a deal remains elusive.

Mike Pence visits Northern Europe
The Vice President is due to take off Tuesday for Iceland, where he's expected to talk about the strategic importance of the Arctic and NATO efforts to counter Russian aggression. From there, he heads to the United Kingdom, with a focus on US economic ties ahead of Brexit. He'll round out the trip in Ireland, where the Good Friday Agreement and trade are top of mind.

Real estate tycoon's murder trial begins
The man at the center of "The Jinx" TV phenomenon is set to stand trial starting Tuesday. Robert Durst, 76, is accused of shooting Susan Berman in the head in 2000 at her Beverly Hills home. She was scheduled to speak hours later with police about the 1982 disappearance of Durst's wife.

The first daughter heads south in support of women
Ivanka Trump and Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan are due to leave Tuesday for a four-day junket in Colombia, Argentina, and Paraguay. Topping their agenda is strengthening US partnerships in the region on the matter of women's economic empowerment.

US reps return to talk gun violence
The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote Wednesday on a series of gun violence prevention bills a week ahead of Congress' official return from recess. The measures include a ban on high-capacity magazines, "red flag" legislation and a block on firearms purchases by people convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes.

Spacecraft that ferried a humanoid undocks from ISS
The unpiloted Russian Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft is due to undock Friday from the International Space Station. The ship carried into space a machine named Fedor, the first life-sized, artificially intelligent robot that Russia sent out of the atmosphere. Watch the undocking starting at 1:45 p.m. ET on NASA TV.

El Paso unites to fight hate
Renowned artists will join Texas residents to march Saturday against white supremacy. The event -- #ElPasoFirme, or "El Paso Strong" -- is being billed as a day of cultural resistance following the shooting at a Walmart that left 22 people dead.
 

Content By: CNN Underscored
 
The sun is setting on the season of warm weather and beach outings. But for the glass-half-full among us, that also means great Labor Day sales. And this year's discounts do not disappoint. From major markdowns on iPads to a rare sale on luxury linens, there's plenty of sales to be shopped this long weekend. CNN Underscored makes your search easy with a handy cheat sheet of the top deals and discounts happening right now across a variety of categories. 
The steep price of freedom
Just one arrest can send a family spiraling into debt, but the bail industry is trying to thwart efforts across the country to level the playing field. Dive into that investigation and the rest of CNN's weekend reads
 
New month, new shows
There's political satire, unscripted comedy and more people risen from the dead. Check out what's streaming in September on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Now and Acorn TV.

CNN hosts climate crisis town halls
Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls participate Wednesday in back-to-back town halls to answer audience questions about their climate plans as scientists sound the alarm about global warming. Candidates take the stage for 40 minutes each starting at 5 p.m. ET on CNN.

The 'best day' of her life
Go inside a deeply personal family moment with rapper Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner as they share the story of the birth of his daughter, Stormi, in a new Netflix documentary.
The NFL regular season kicks off
The road to the Super Bowl begins Thursday, when the Bears host the Packers at 8:20p ET. Here's how to watch all the Week 1 matchups.

The US Open showcases tennis' best
The energy has been sky-high so far at the Grand Slam, including from Taylor Townsend and Roger Federer. Don't miss a moment leading up to the finals. Watch today starting at 11 a.m. ET on ESPN.
 
Whatever you're doing right now …
… these guys want you rethink it. We're dancing (yeah!) today to celebrate the BD of our fave Bee Gee, Barry Gibb. (Click to disco.)
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