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MONDAY

Several people were killed in a shooting during a video game tournament at a shopping and dining complex in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. We may learn more about the motive and the suspect, who was found was dead at the scene.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta visits the White House, less than a year after President Trump slammed immigrants coming to the United States from "shithole countries," specifically including those in Africa. Trump, of course, also was a major purveyor of the debunked theory that Barack Obama was born abroad -- in Kenya -- and thus was an illegitimate president, though he walked it back during the campaign. The White House says the Presidents will "explore ways to bolster trade and investment between the two countries, while strengthening security cooperation." Or, it could get awkward.

• The US Open starts and runs through September 9. Keep an eye on Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, favorites for the men's and women's crowns.

TUESDAY

We'll be watching more primaries, of course. Arizona Republicans are in a scrum to replace US Sen. Jeff Flake, an outspoken Trump critic who's not seeking re-election. In the mix are US Rep. Martha McSally; ex-state Sen. Kelli Ward, who's challenging McSally from the right; and ex-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who's suggested he'd revive the false "birther" theory if elected. Floridians also head to the polls in a hot US Senate race, though the primaries mostly are a formality. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and GOP Gov. Rick Scott have been the presumptive nominees for months, sparring over everything from Russian election hacking to family border separations. Florida's governor's race, meanwhile, is being called a fight "for the soul of the nation," with five Democrats competing to face the Republican winner, quite likely US Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is endorsed by Trump.

• The Queen of Soul will be bid farewell this week in royal style. Aretha Franklin, who died August 16 at age 76, will be honored with public viewings Tuesday and Wednesday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, followed by a star-studded funeral Friday. Due to perform are Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams, Chaka Khan, Faith Hill and Jennifer Holliday. A tribute concert also is planned for November at Madison Square Garden.

WEDNESDAY

Sen. John McCain will lie in state in the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday, the day he would have turned 82. After that service, he will be taken to Washington the next day. McCain died Saturday, one day after his family announced he had chosen to stop treatment for the brain cancer he had been battling for more than a year.

• Been putting off that tomato facial? This is your day. It's the La Tomatina festival in Buñol, Spain, where more than 20,000 revelers are expected to throw 160 tons of overripe tomatoes at each other in an epic, annual food fight. It was a favorite of our late colleague, Anthony Bourdain, and one of CNN's 30 things travelers should do before turning 30.

THURSDAY

J.R.R. Tolkien's new book, "The Fall of Gondolin," is the final installment of his "Lost Tales" Middle-Earth trilogy, publishes Thursday.

FRIDAY

• On Friday, Sen. John McCain, whose more than three-decade career in the Senate irreversibly impacted the tenor of Washington, will lie in state in the US Capitol -- an honor bestowed to only 30 other people. Lying in state, according to the Architect of the Capitol, involves laying the casket of the deceased in the Rotunda of the US Capitol, where the public can come and offer final respects.

SATURDAY

• It's college football season, but scandals and tragedies are casting a pall. Tune in to Oregon State vs. Ohio State, whose head coach, Urban Meyer, has been suspended for three games. Maryland also opens its season Saturday against Texas in its first game since player Jordan McNair died this summer of heat stroke.

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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 41362

Reported Deaths: 983
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Montgomery3875102
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Marshall162210
Lee124537
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Madison11047
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Tallapoosa57269
Autauga55312
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Houston4464
Limestone4290
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Colbert3775
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Barbour3331
Covington3327
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Marengo29911
Hale29621
Escambia2936
Wilcox2848
Talladega2827
Calhoun2805
Sumter27912
Clarke2686
Dale2620
Jackson2522
Winston2373
Blount2181
Pickens2176
Chilton2152
Marion20613
Monroe2052
Choctaw19212
Randolph1889
Conecuh1866
Greene1788
Macon1778
Bibb1761
Perry1541
Henry1303
Crenshaw1243
Washington1027
Lawrence1000
Cherokee797
Lamar711
Geneva700
Fayette671
Clay612
Coosa571
Cleburne301
Out of AL00

Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 46890

Reported Deaths: 620
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Shelby10765195
Davidson10125115
Rutherford273335
Hamilton257730
Sumner150752
Trousdale14905
Williamson114814
Knox10225
Out of TN10098
Wilson85917
Putnam8147
Robertson80111
Sevier7333
Lake6900
Tipton6205
Bledsoe6181
Bradley6043
Bedford5205
Unassigned5161
Montgomery5137
Macon4213
Hardeman3143
Maury3113
Fayette3012
Hamblen2964
Rhea2740
Loudon2711
Madison2642
Dyer2321
Cheatham2201
McMinn21817
Blount2053
Dickson1940
Cumberland1744
Lawrence1435
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Monroe1365
Washington1340
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Gibson1101
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Anderson1052
Hardin1037
Smith1031
Sullivan1012
Greene862
Franklin823
Haywood812
Wayne800
Cocke760
Marshall741
Hickman730
Warren690
Marion674
White653
McNairy640
Weakley621
Grundy581
Lincoln580
Overton581
DeKalb570
Carter561
Giles551
Hawkins552
Unicoi550
Roane500
Henry420
Campbell411
Polk410
Carroll401
Grainger390
Henderson390
Johnson380
Cannon340
Claiborne320
Crockett323
Meigs320
Perry310
Sequatchie290
Chester260
Humphreys261
Jackson260
Morgan241
Decatur210
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Fentress190
Clay160
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Union150
Houston130
Benton121
Moore100
Lewis70
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Pickett60
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