She heckled Trump, then won primary election

Rashida Tlaib is poised to become the first Muslim woman in Congress after CNN has projected her to win the Democratic primary in Michigan's 13th District. She speaks with CNN's Brooke Baldwin about the importance of women running for office.

Posted: Aug 9, 2018 1:18 PM
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 1:37 PM

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1. Chris Collins

New York GOP Rep. Chris Collins is the latest politician to be tapped on the shoulder by the long arm of the law, and this time it's for ... drumroll ... insider trading. Federal prosecutors yesterday charged Collins, his son and another man with 13 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and false statements stemming from an alleged insider trading scheme centered on an Australian pharmaceutical company. Collins has called the charges "meritless" and says he will not step down.

It's still not clear what the political fallout will be, although with the midterms just months away, things could get ugly. The National Republican Congressional Committee has already distanced itself from Collins, calling the charges "serious." Depending on how things go, the indictment could mean Collins' comfy seat could be up for grabs come November.

2. Saudi Arabia and Canada

Over the last week, a comment Canada made about Saudi Arabia has blown up into a full diplomatic feud. It started last Friday, when the Canadian Foreign Ministry expressed concern over the arrest of some Saudi activists. The Saudi government responded by expelling the Canadian ambassador from Riyadh and recalling the Saudi envoy to Ottawa, suspending Saudi state airline flights to Toronto, and ending thousands of Saudi scholarship programs in Canada. Then on Tuesday, Saudi authorities announced they would halt all medical treatment programs in Canada and transfer Saudi patients to hospitals outside the country. Overkill? Possibly. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Canada "made a mistake and needs to fix it."

3. Primaries

We're still feeling some rumblings from Tuesday's primaries. That special election in Ohio that was too close to call? Democrat Danny O'Connor, who trails the GOP's Troy Balderson by fewer than 2,000 votes, is refusing to concede. Missouri voters made a big statement by apparently ousting the St. Louis County prosecutor who didn't charge the officer responsible for the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown. His replacement? A Ferguson councilman.

In other parts of the country, women were dropping firsts all over the place. Ex-MMA fighter Sharice Davids won the Democratic nomination for a House seat in Kansas and could become the first openly gay Native American woman in Congress. And in Michigan, Rashida Tlaib clinched a Democratic congressional nom and will likely run unopposed in November. That means she'll probably be the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.

4. Argentina

Argentina's Senate has voted against a bill legalizing elective abortion. The proposed law was the subject of fiery debate in the mostly Catholic homeland of Pope Francis, and protesters and abortion rights activists had taken to the streets ahead of the decision. The bill had narrowly passed the lower house of Congress in June; the Senate voted it down, 38 to 31, early this morning. The bill would have expanded abortion rights to allow women to end a pregnancy in the first 14 weeks. Laws now allow the procedure only in cases of rape or when the mother's health is at risk.

5. Malawi

A scourge of superbugs is killing Malawi's babies, and doctors are rushing to find a solution. A combination of poverty, unhygienic conditions, a lack of clean water and supplies, and substandard hospital environments means babies are especially at risk for deadly infections. In the last few years, doctors have seen more and more infections, like some strains of E. coli, that are resistant to typical antibiotics like penicillin. Antibiotic resistance is a real problem, and not just in places like Malawi where other factors contribute to crises. The CDC estimates 23,000 Americans die every year from antibiotic-resistant infections.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

Airbnb nixes opportunity to stay the night on the Great Wall of China

They cited customer feedback concerns, but let's be honest, it's probably also 100% haunted.

3 stateless boys who were trapped in that Thai cave have been granted Thai citizenship

After all they went through, they deserve the world.

Travel nightmare results in the WNBA's first forfeit ever

Most people could barely function after a 24-hour travel ordeal, and these basketball players were going to play a whole GAME?

Why were Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin crying while riding bikes?

INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW.

The type of underwear a man wears really DOES affect his sperm

You know what? Just make your own jokes about this one.

TODAY'S NUMBER

96

That's how old Emmy-nominated comedian Carl Reiner is, making him the oldest nominee in the history of the awards

TODAY'S QUOTE

"I'm happy with my body and who I am, and other kids who are built like me ... should be able to feel the same way. Not only that, but they should be able to feel like THEY could be a superhero."

"The Flash" star Grant Gustin, who called out body-shamers on Instagram after production photos of The Flash's suit leaked online

AND FINALLY

Going into Thursday like ...

This lady can Work It so well, even Missy Elliott gave her a shout out! (Click here to view.)

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 352891

Reported Deaths: 7597
CountyCasesDeaths
Hinds24704451
DeSoto23619283
Harrison21395335
Jackson15984255
Rankin15957294
Madison11224227
Lee10952180
Jones9316171
Forrest9136163
Lauderdale8211244
Lamar736590
Lowndes7253152
Lafayette6658125
Washington5681140
Pearl River5396155
Oktibbeha506598
Bolivar5022134
Warren4828128
Panola4823112
Marshall4759106
Pontotoc455773
Neshoba4487181
Hancock444488
Union441479
Monroe4390138
Lincoln4247116
Pike3771114
Leflore3696125
Alcorn362474
Tate356188
Sunflower351794
Adams350690
Scott349177
Yazoo344877
Copiah333569
Simpson329191
Itawamba318581
Tippah316569
Coahoma316385
Covington305584
Prentiss304163
Leake291976
Marion291882
George285851
Wayne282345
Grenada272488
Newton269264
Tishomingo241670
Stone240038
Winston238484
Jasper236248
Attala229974
Chickasaw222760
Clay204654
Holmes204374
Clarke190480
Tallahatchie185842
Smith184936
Calhoun184632
Yalobusha174241
Walthall151249
Lawrence146426
Greene144735
Amite140144
Noxubee137635
Perry137038
Montgomery134644
Carroll127531
Webster125132
Jefferson Davis121334
Tunica116627
Benton108425
Claiborne106131
Kemper105029
Humphreys102533
Franklin88724
Quitman86819
Choctaw83619
Wilkinson79632
Jefferson72328
Sharkey52018
Issaquena1746
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 595816

Reported Deaths: 11561
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson865251591
Mobile50436872
Madison37905534
Shelby27652260
Tuscaloosa27422465
Montgomery26428628
Baldwin26175329
Lee17414181
Calhoun15549334
Morgan15265291
Etowah15106372
Marshall13248236
Houston12297294
Elmore11006220
St. Clair10903252
Limestone10867158
Cullman10643206
Lauderdale10374255
DeKalb9603193
Talladega9032188
Walker7873288
Autauga7635114
Blount7463140
Jackson7450117
Colbert6780142
Coffee6515132
Dale5803117
Covington4864125
Russell483543
Chilton4828117
Franklin465681
Tallapoosa4591156
Escambia457583
Chambers4007125
Dallas3756164
Clarke374663
Marion3490107
Pike336979
Lawrence3280100
Winston301973
Bibb293766
Geneva293083
Marengo263867
Barbour254361
Pickens247962
Butler243672
Hale236979
Fayette228565
Henry218845
Monroe206941
Randolph203844
Cherokee201748
Washington189439
Macon172252
Crenshaw171758
Clay167659
Cleburne161845
Lamar152638
Lowndes146555
Wilcox132731
Bullock126542
Conecuh123032
Coosa119729
Perry111228
Sumter110933
Greene99937
Choctaw64525
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