Among 5 Things to Know today:
• California has already set a record with 2 million acres burned, and wildfire season is just getting going.
• Congress returns but hopes are dim for more virus relief.
• Opposition activist refuses to leave Belarus.https://t.co/AlrJRwaz63
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 8, 2020
— AFPgraphics (@AFPgraphics) September 8, 2020
Chinese President Xi Jinping honored the ‘heroes’ of China’s ‘people’s war’ against COVID-19 at a ceremony, lauding the country’s resilience as well as the decisive role played in containment efforts by the ruling Communist Party https://t.co/3MSv4xjogx pic.twitter.com/Z3rWSqrUXl
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 8, 2020
#UPDATE Two Australian journalists fled China on Tuesday under diplomatic protection, fearing arrest as political pawns in the rapidly worsening relationship between Canberra and Beijing https://t.co/pZVxOsY6AS #BillBirtles #MichaelSmith
— AFP news agency (@AFP) September 8, 2020
After fighting a brutal war & then serving eight years as US President, here was Dwight Eisenhower’s 1961 warning about the menacing joint power of the US military and the private arms industry. This was before Vietnam, the Reagan Cold War build-up and post-9/11 militarism: pic.twitter.com/IRl8ZTdpIo
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 7, 2020
A cross was installed by the side of the road for each farmer murdered.pic.twitter.com/TYZ6mw812K
— Hamlet⭐️⭐️⭐️🇺🇸🇮🇹 (@Hamlet28741041) September 6, 2020
In a world when you can be anything, be kind ❤ pic.twitter.com/hoqiLx7rv5
— RealJesusChrysler aka Captain Clorox (@ChryslerReal) September 7, 2020