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Start your Monday smart: Iran, 2020 Dems, Stonewall, G20, El Chapo, ‘Apollo 11’

Posted at 2:55 PM, Jun 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-23 16:55:53-04

Here’s what you need to know to Start Your Week Smart.

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TODAY

• Fly me to the moon. Get on board to experience rare and never-before-seen footage of one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments. Here are eight moments to watch for when you tune in to “Apollo 11” at 9 p.m. ET on CNN.

MONDAY

• The 2026 Olympic venue gets revealed. The International Olympic Committee is due to announce whether the Winter Games will be hosted by Sweden or Italy.

• The Women’s World Cup gets serious. The knockout stage has begun, and the US takes on Spain at noon ET; watch on Fox Sports 1. And check out who’s up first in CNN’s weekend sports guide.

• The College World Series is in full swing. The best-of-three finals begin in Omaha, Nebraska. Watch at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

TUESDAY

• ‘El Chapo’ gets sentenced. Drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman is due to learn his punishment for crimes including running a criminal enterprise, which carries a mandatory life sentence. The next day, his alleged CFO, Guadalupe Fernandez Valencia, is expected to plead guilty in Chicago to crimes related to his drug cartel.

• Stormy Daniels’ attorney goes on trial. Michael Avenatti, best known for representing the adult film star in disputes with President Donald Trump, is slated to start arguing his innocence on dozens of charges, including wire and bank fraud. The allegations come months after Avenatti flirted with running to unseat Trump.

WEDNESDAY

• Meet the 2020 Democrats. Twenty candidates aiming to unseat President Trump go head-to-head on back-to-back nights in the party’s first round of presidential debates. Watch from 9 to 11 ET on Wednesday and Thursday on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo.

THURSDAY

• Iran nears its stockpile limit. Iran is expected to exceed the maximum amount of low-grade uranium it’s allowed to amass under the nuclear deal the United States abandoned last year. Breaking the cap aims to tip off European countries that Iran wants them to do more to sidestep US sanctions. Officials of major nations still in the pact are due to meet the next day as Iran-US tensions remain at fever pitch.

• Tulsa revisits painful history. Residents plan to meet to begin a public investigation into the location of mass graves that may hold the remains of those killed in race riots that rocked the Oklahoma city in 1921. The effort aims to broaden awareness of the violent chapter and honor the victims.

FRIDAY

• G20 leaders gather in Japan. Officials of 19 nations and the European Union convene for two days of meetings about the world economy. Of keen interest will be Trump’s expected sit-down with Chinese President Xi Jinping and whether they can calm the US-China trade war. Europe’s bruised economy also will be a focus.

• A half-century since Stonewall. The Stonewall riots unfolded when patrons of a New York gay bar fought back in 1969 against a police raid. The world marks 50 years since the protest and march that followed, a key moment in the LGBT rights movement.

• ‘Avatar’ may meet its ‘Endgame.’ The latest “Avengers” blockbuster will be rereleased with a previously deleted scene. It’s a bid to give the flick the push it needs to surpass “Avatar” as the all-time worldwide box-office champ.

SATURDAY

• A woman leads an infantry division. US Army Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager becomes the first woman to assume that role when she takes over the California National Guard’s 40th Infantry Division. She’s already flown Black Hawk helicopters in combat and earned a Bronze Star.