Straight To It September 7

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Straight To It: Jimmie’s Tuesday, September 7 Recap

By Jimmie Johnson, Ezra Hong

Jimmie’s picks for Tuesday, September 7 include:

  • A pre-trial hearing was held for the alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks.
  • The Taliban forms a new Afghan government. 
  • President Joe Biden tours hard-hit New York and New Jersey.
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs the controversial voting bill into law. 
  • The entertainment industry remembers rapper Mac Miller and actor Michael K. Williams.

HAPPY TUESDAY EVERYONE. 

I HOPE YOU ALL HAD AN AMAZING LABOR DAY WEEKEND. 

GWEN’S ON VACAY. SO, I’LL BE TAKING OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. LOTS OF HEADLINES TO COVER TODAY. SO, LET’S GET STRAIGHT TO IT. 

A PRE-TRIAL HEARING WAS HELD TODAY FOR KHALID SHEIK MOHAMMAD, THE ALLEGED MASTERMIND BEHIND THE 9/11 ATTACKS.

SINCE 2008, THE MOHAMMAD AND FOUR OTHER MEN HAVE BEEN AWAITING TRIAL. 

SEVERAL DELAYS INCLUDING POLITICS, COVID-19, AND A JUDGE RETIRING HAVE STOPPED THESE MEN FROM FACING JUSTICE. 

THIS TRIAL RESUMES DAYS BEFORE THE NATION MOURNS THE 20-TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTACKS. 

THE TALIBAN ANNOUNCED TUESDAY THAT IT ESTABLISHED A NEW AFGHAN GOVERNMENT. 

AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE WERE NAMED TO TOP POSITIONS, INCLUDING THIS GUY 

ON THE F-B-I’S MOST WANTED WATCHLIST. 

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN TOURED HARD-HIT NEW YORK CITY AND PARTS OF NEW JERSEY TODAY FOLLOWING THE RECORD FLOODING AND DAMAGE LEFT BEHIND FROM IDA. ON HIS TRIP, BIDEN EMPHASIZED THE NEED TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE: 

BIDEN: “We’re going to build back realizing what the status of the climate is now, what the trajectory of it is going to be, and we can no longer, we all know we can’t just build back to what it was before.”

REMEMBER, THAT VOTING BILL IN TEXAS THAT DEMOCRATS TRIED TO BLOCK BY FLEEING THE STATE? 

WELL, TODAY, GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT SIGNED THAT BILL INTO LAW. 

DEMS SAY ITS “VOTER SUPPRESSION” WHILE REPUBLICANS SAY IT PROVIDES “ELECTION INTEGRITY.” 

THE FIGHT NOW MOVES TO FEDERAL COURT WHERE IT FACES AT LEAST TWO CHALLENGES.

AND, THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF TWO TALENTS GONE TOO SOON. 

TODAY, THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE RAPPER MAC MILLER’S DEATH BY SUICIDE.

ALSO, OVER THE WEEKEND, ACTOR MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS, BEST KNOWN FOR HIS ROLE IN “THE WIRE,” WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS NEW YORK CITY APARTMENT. N-Y-P-D SAYS HIS DEATH IS BEING INVESTIGATED AS A POSSIBLE DRUG OVERDOSE. WILLIAMS WAS 54 YEARS OLD. 

SO, THAT’S ALL NEWS FOR TODAY. I’LL SEE YOU GUYS AGAIN TOMORROW! 

UNTIL THEN, STAY THE COURSE! 

 

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Jimmie’s picks for Tuesday, September 7 include:

  • A pre-trial hearing was held for the alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks.
  • The Taliban forms a new Afghan government. 
  • President Joe Biden tours hard-hit New York and New Jersey.
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs the controversial voting bill into law. 
  • The entertainment industry remembers rapper Mac Miller and actor Michael K. Williams.

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