Happy Monday morning to those of you who feel happy on a Monday morning. For the rest of us, we hope the week goes a little smoother than this intensive day of coffee and sluggishness.
Before the world keeps spinning without us even realizing it, we want to share the most important stories of the weekend with you.
From the Inspiration4 space mission to the Emmys, here’s what you need to know before you start your week.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) September 18, 2021
Inspiration4 space mission successfully completed its journey
Inspiration 4, the first human spaceflight to orbit the Earth with only private citizens aboard, successfully culminated last Saturday with the first splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean since Apollo 9.
The crew and mission held a fundraiser to expand St. Jude’s childhood cancer research.
First doctor openly challenges Texas Abortion Law
Alan Braid, M.D., who provides abortion services in San Antonio, wrote in an op-ed column for The Washington Post why he decided to violate the Texas Abortion Law.
“I acted because I had a duty of care to this patient, as I do for all patients, and because she has a fundamental right to receive this care,” he wrote.
France recalls the U.S. and Australian ambassadors for the first time since 1778
Calling American and Australian behavior “unacceptable between allies and partners,” France announced on Friday that it recalled its ambassadors to both countries in protest over President Biden’s decision to provide nuclear-powered submarines to Australia, The New York Times reported.
It was the first time in the history of the long alliance between France and the United States, dating back to 1778, that a French ambassador has been recalled to Paris in this way for consultations. The decision by President Emmanuel Macron reflects the extent of French outrage at what it has called a “brutal” American decision and a “stab in the back” from Australia.
The U.S. begins large-scale expulsion of Haitian migrants in Texas
The Biden administration plans a large-scale expulsion of Haitian migrants from a small Texas border town by putting them on flights to Haiti starting Sunday, an official said Friday, representing a swift and dramatic response to the thousands who suddenly crossed the border from Mexico and gathered under and around a bridge.
— U.S. Postal Service (@USPS) September 1, 2021
First Day of the Dead postage stamps to be unveiled in El Paso
The U.S. Postal Service announced the first Day of the Dead Mexican-themed stamps to be unveiled in El Paso. The unveiling will occur at the El Paso Museum of Art, located at the One Arts Festival Plaza, on Thursday, September 30, at 11 a.m.
The stamps were designed and illustrated by artist Luis Fitch and art directed by Antonio Alcalá.
Community members will be able to purchase their stamps and other products through the online store at www.usps.com/shopstamps, by calling 844-737-7826, by mail, or through USA Philatelic or at post offices nationwide.
Emmys 2021: Latino and Black artists still underrepresented, and RuPaul makes history
Despite their historically diverse nominations, the Primetime Emmy Awards once again awarded the top acting trophies to white actors. Meanwhile, RuPaul made history, becoming the most awarded person of color in the show’s history.