& # 39; Rising Stars & # 39; at DNC, Suffrage Anniversary, NBA: 5 Issues You Want To Know On Tuesday – US TODAY



Posted Aug 18, 2020 at 12:49 pm ET | Updated August 18, 2020 at 1:12 a.m. ET


Stacey Abrams of the "Rising Stars" speaks at DNC

Seventeen democratic "rising stars" will deliver a keynote address on Tuesday's second evening of the virtual democratic national convention. Among them is Stacey Abrams, the first African American woman to run for the Board of Governors as a major party candidate. The "Leadership Matters" theme on Tuesday will feature small business owners, healthcare frontline workers, racial justice leaders, veterans, activists and others who are "seeking leadership" from the White House, according to Joe Biden's campaign. Tuesday's roster also includes speeches from former President Bill Clinton, Biden's wife Jill Biden and MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Biden, the alleged Democratic presidential candidate, will accept the party's nomination in Delaware on Thursday.


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US women won the election 100 years ago

On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote. It was the final state required to get a two-thirds majority and ensure the change became law – although skin-colored women would still face barriers to voting for decades to come. (The federal government confirmed acceptance of the change on August 26.) To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the change, the USA TODAY NETWORK named "100 Women of the Century," who have excelled in politics, civil rights, the arts, and many other areas Other areas. On Tuesday evening, the network's Storytellers Project will host a virtual event with six of these women. The event will be broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube at 8 p.m. ET.


To commemorate 100 years of women's suffrage, USA TODAY recognizes influential women from all states and US territories.


Trump fights in battlefield states

With Joe Biden and the Democrats practically meeting for the Democratic National Convention this week, President Donald Trump plans to head southwest on Tuesday to fight in Yuma, Arizona. Trump will campaign in four battlefield states – Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arizona and Pennsylvania – during this week's Democratic Convention in Milwaukee, but it will be broadcast to delegates and voters nationwide. The Democrats have canceled plans for a full congress due to the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, the delegates meet online to nominate Biden and fellow campaigner Sen. Kamala Harris.


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The Los Angeles Lakers begin their quest for the 17th NBA Championship

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers begin their quest for a record-breaking 17th NBA Championship on Tuesday. The number 1 in the Western Conference will face the aspiring Portland Trail Blazers, who won the NBA's first play-in game to get the number 8. James has said the weirdness of this season – and the way of playing in a bubble – is going to make this his toughest challenge of his 18-year career. Teammate Anthony Davis, whom James brought to Los Angeles in the off-season, needs to improve on his uneven performances. The blazers will turn to Damian Lillard, who entertained with offensive appearances; He has a total of 132 points in the last three games. They are not your average eight seeds.


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Hurricane Genevieve predicts strength

Hurricane Genevieve is expected to become a "major" Category 4 hurricane in the eastern Pacific on Tuesday, with winds reaching 140 miles per hour. The storm intensified into a hurricane off the west coast of Mexico on Monday. Fortunately, Genevieve is expected to stay offshore and not hit land directly. However, swelling from the hurricane could affect Mexico's west coast, and the hurricane center warned that "this swelling is likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip conditions". Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring two systems in the Atlantic Basin, giving both faults a medium chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm within a week.


It's important to take these steps before hurricane season starts.


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