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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 6:20 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.)

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 161516

Reported Deaths: 3916
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto10708104
Hinds10519205
Harrison7555113
Jackson6708128
Rankin6130112
Lee547697
Madison5202110
Forrest400187
Jones382189
Lauderdale3727147
Lafayette344057
Washington3367108
Lamar307550
Lowndes261167
Oktibbeha259962
Bolivar250185
Panola240253
Neshoba2311122
Marshall227151
Leflore213991
Monroe212278
Pontotoc211231
Lincoln200867
Sunflower195555
Warren184958
Tate184051
Union176826
Copiah172540
Pike168360
Pearl River163870
Yazoo162940
Scott162730
Itawamba162637
Alcorn160428
Coahoma157844
Prentiss156732
Simpson155153
Adams148352
Grenada147145
Leake143344
Holmes135761
Covington135541
Tippah132530
George131725
Winston131726
Hancock130942
Wayne124924
Attala124735
Marion124248
Tishomingo114844
Chickasaw112132
Newton112129
Tallahatchie100727
Clay97127
Clarke95653
Jasper88523
Stone83115
Calhoun81513
Walthall79930
Montgomery78826
Carroll76315
Smith75716
Lawrence75214
Yalobusha74428
Noxubee74217
Perry69326
Tunica63519
Greene63022
Jefferson Davis60217
Amite59315
Claiborne59316
Humphreys55719
Quitman5117
Benton50518
Kemper49318
Webster47914
Wilkinson41322
Jefferson38712
Franklin3726
Choctaw3697
Sharkey33117
Issaquena1234
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 260359

Reported Deaths: 3776
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson34716513
Mobile20452370
Madison14215153
Tuscaloosa13755173
Montgomery12731243
Shelby1110278
Baldwin9341137
Lee801566
Morgan722855
Etowah692170
Calhoun6809121
Marshall675058
Houston552739
DeKalb512940
Cullman480246
St. Clair460357
Limestone455046
Lauderdale443357
Elmore432567
Walker3861112
Talladega381157
Jackson361623
Colbert341546
Blount315845
Autauga289342
Franklin262634
Coffee257717
Dale244454
Dallas234932
Chilton233641
Covington232434
Russell23153
Escambia206932
Tallapoosa190291
Chambers187551
Clarke164120
Pike163814
Marion148236
Winston144725
Lawrence137336
Pickens129720
Geneva12818
Marengo126724
Bibb125238
Barbour121429
Butler120042
Randolph107022
Cherokee106724
Hale101432
Fayette99916
Clay94825
Washington93921
Henry8996
Monroe84611
Lowndes82629
Cleburne80714
Macon77122
Crenshaw73330
Conecuh72914
Lamar7258
Bullock70919
Perry6987
Wilcox65518
Sumter59522
Greene44518
Choctaw43519
Coosa3824
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