Deadliest recorded year for Afghan civilians

After 17 years of war, the number of civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit the highest recorded point this year, and children aren't immune to the bloodshed. CNN's Sam Kiley reports.

Posted: Sep 8, 2018 6:35 AM
Updated: Sep 8, 2018 6:46 AM

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1. Politics

Washington is most definitely out of the summer doldrums. There's so much going on, it'll make your head spin:

• President Trump again called on The New York Times to reveal the identity of the author of that op-ed that deeply criticized him and his administration. He also said publishing it might be an act of treason. One by one, top officials denied being the writer (but remember, Mark Felt denied being "Deep Throat" for years).

• Democratic Sen. Cory Booker upended Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing, saying he was risking expulsion by releasing allegedly confidential documents from Kavanaugh's time in the George W. Bush White House. Republicans called Booker's move a political stunt because the docs had already been cleared for release.

• The Trump administration said it will seek to keep some undocumented immigrant children in detention for far longer than currently allowed.

• Advisers to Barack Obama said the ex-President will more pointedly push back against Trump during a speech today.

• And Twitter kicked Alex Jones and Infowars off its platform. Think that's a First Amendment issue? Think again.

2. Afghanistan

Defense Secretary James Mattis made a surprise trip to Afghanistan today. He'll meet with Army Gen. Scott Miller, the new Commander of Resolute Support and US Forces-Afghanistan. Mattis' visit comes as the US is trying to pump new energy into its Afghanistan strategy after 17 years of war. Just a few days ago, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo named veteran diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad as a special envoy to Afghanistan. Khalilzad will focus on getting "the Afghans and the Taliban to come to a reconciliation."

3. Cincinnati shooting

Investigators are working to try to find a motive in a shooting in Cincinnati's Fountain Square district that killed at least three people. Police say a man, armed with a pistol and more than 200 rounds of ammo, opened fire on the loading dock of a bank headquarters building before going to the lobby. There, he was shot and killed by police. "This could have been a bloodbath beyond imagination," a prosecutor said. The shooter, 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez, had no known connections to the building, police said.

4. Brazil

The frontrunner in Brazil's upcoming presidential election was stabbed during a rally. Video shows shows Jair Bolsonaro being led through a crowd of supporters when a man suddenly stabs him in the chest. The suspect, who has a Facebook page full of anti-Bolsonaro posts, was arrested. Bolsonaro is recovering at a hospital after surgery and likely will be off the campaign trail for weeks. Bolsonaro's known for making racist, sexist and homophobic remarks, but he's attracted millions of supporters who believe he can shake up Brazil's corruption-marred political class. The election is set for October 7.

5. Burt Reynolds

Rugged good looks, a mischievous smile -- and that mustache. Burt Reynolds used all that and more to become one of Hollywood's biggest stars during the '70s and '80s. Reynolds -- the star of "Smokey and the Bandit," "Deliverance" and "The Longest Yard" -- died at 82 of cardiac arrest. Reynolds did a little bit of everything, from action flicks to comedies, and earned an Oscar nomination in 1998 for his role as a porn film producer in "Boogie Nights." He was also a director and philanthropist and founded the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre in Florida. Check out his five essential movies here.

TODAY'S QUOTE

"Victims in New York deserve to be heard as well -- and we are going to do everything in our power to bring them the justice they deserve."

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, announcing a civil investigation into how the Catholic Church there may have covered up allegations of the sexual abuse of minors. Civil subpoenas have gone out to all eight Catholic dioceses in the state, a source says.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

Never mind

Remember that "popular film" category they wanted to have at next year's Oscars? Well, forget about it, for now at least.

Madness in Milan

Starbucks is opening up its first store in Italy, but good luck finding a Frappuccino in the place.

Free ride

Talk about a fun first day of school. A banker told seniors at a Wisconsin high school he'd pay their tuition if they go to a two-year technical school.

Joy ride

The widow only had $3 for gas. A cop not only put $20 into her tank, but he inspired other people to help her out.

HAPPENING LATER

Jobs report

The August jobs report comes out later this morning, and economists predict the unemployment rate will stay below 4%.

TOTAL RECALL

Quiz time

Thirteen years after they were stolen, the FBI recovered a pair of ruby red sequined slippers that actress Judy Garland wore in what classic film?

A. "Meet Me in St. Louis"

B. "The Red Shoes"

C. "Cinderella"

D. "The Wizard of Oz"

Play "Total Recall: The CNN news quiz" to see if you're right. And don't forget, you can also find a version of the quiz on your Amazon devices! Just say, "Alexa, ask CNN for a quiz."

TODAY'S NUMBER

2 million

The number of F-150 trucks Ford is recalling because of a fire risk

IT'S THE WEEKEND, BABY

You could watch Jennifer Garner on the big screen, taking on bad guys in the revenge flick "Peppermint." Or sit back and stream the rom com "Sierra Burgess is a Loser" on Netflix.

AND FINALLY

Slang school

Pay attention, folks, while West Virginia native Jennifer Garner gives a master class on Mountain State slang. (Click to view.)

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 58640

Reported Deaths: 1677
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Hennepin18641828
Ramsey7233261
Dakota4188104
Anoka3515114
Stearns286420
Washington200944
Nobles17536
Olmsted168823
Scott147918
Mower10942
Rice10138
Blue Earth8745
Wright8475
Carver8162
Clay76840
Sherburne7037
Kandiyohi6871
St. Louis48619
Todd4222
Lyon4213
Freeborn3581
Steele3381
Nicollet32913
Benton3153
Watonwan3010
Winona25416
Crow Wing22514
Beltrami2150
Le Sueur2101
Martin2045
Chisago1891
Goodhue1878
Otter Tail1853
Cottonwood1750
Becker1501
McLeod1480
Pipestone1479
Polk1453
Waseca1380
Douglas1360
Itasca13512
Carlton1320
Unassigned13241
Pine1280
Dodge1250
Murray1221
Isanti1160
Chippewa1011
Wabasha870
Brown862
Meeker852
Morrison851
Faribault830
Sibley822
Rock770
Koochiching743
Pennington731
Jackson720
Cass712
Mille Lacs693
Renville625
Fillmore610
Lincoln540
Grant523
Swift521
Yellow Medicine510
Pope460
Roseau460
Houston410
Norman370
Kanabec321
Redwood320
Wilkin323
Hubbard300
Aitkin291
Marshall290
Mahnomen261
Wadena240
Red Lake230
Big Stone220
Lake200
Stevens170
Clearwater150
Traverse100
Lac qui Parle60
Kittson30
Cook20
Lake of the Woods10

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 47424

Reported Deaths: 910
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk10032206
Woodbury369151
Black Hawk308463
Linn227987
Johnson202116
Dallas184635
Buena Vista179112
Scott165514
Dubuque162331
Marshall142525
Pottawattamie128426
Story114114
Wapello87233
Muscatine84048
Webster7727
Crawford7263
Sioux6143
Cerro Gordo59617
Warren5471
Tama54529
Jasper46626
Wright4551
Plymouth4528
Louisa38014
Dickinson3774
Clinton3623
Washington29310
Boone2442
Hamilton2441
Franklin2339
Bremer2037
Clarke1953
Emmet1882
Carroll1851
Shelby1771
Clay1761
Hardin1730
Marion1620
Allamakee1544
Poweshiek1538
Des Moines1522
Jackson1481
Benton1461
Floyd1432
Mahaska13917
Guthrie1315
Cedar1281
Jones1272
Buchanan1231
Hancock1212
Butler1192
Henry1193
Pocahontas1151
Madison1142
Lyon1092
Lee1073
Cherokee1031
Clayton1023
Harrison1020
Humboldt1001
Delaware991
Taylor960
Iowa941
Monona910
Winneshiek911
Mills850
Page850
Calhoun832
Kossuth830
Sac820
Fayette810
Jefferson800
Palo Alto800
Osceola790
Mitchell780
Winnebago770
Grundy761
Union751
Monroe697
Worth650
Lucas574
Chickasaw540
Montgomery534
Davis521
Cass501
Howard490
Appanoose473
Greene390
Fremont370
Van Buren341
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