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  • There's no debate that Friday's air awesome, but there are some presidential debates coming up in America, and we'll have an objective report on them in just a few minutes.

  • I'm Carla Zeus.

  • This is CNN 11th story today, an international agreement that the White House says will mark the dawn of a new Middle East.

  • The leader of Israel and the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates met this week at the White House.

  • They were there to sign what's been called the Abraham Accords, named for the father of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

  • The agreements effectively normalized relations between Israel, Bahrain and the U.

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  • And that's significant because the last time something like this happened was in 1994 when the Jewish nation of Israel and the Arab nation of Jordan signed a peace declaration.

  • Critics say the new agreement does not solve the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, which has challenged the Middle East for decades.

  • But the improvement of relations between Israel and the two other countries is seen as a foreign policy achievement for the administration of US President Donald Trump, which helped bring the three middle eastern nations together.

  • For decades, American leaders have been at the center of negotiations concerning the Middle East.

  • The gesture was simple, but the consequences shook the region.

  • In 1979 a handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat marked the first peace agreement between Israel and an Arab nation.

  • The picture with US President Jimmy Carter, standing front and center, was historic to neighboring nations who had known mostly war coming together for peace.

  • So proud of all that.

  • 15 years later, it was President Bill Clinton who stood in the center as Israel and Jordan made peace with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and King Hussein.

  • Here in this region, which is the home of not only both your fates but mine, I say blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall inherit the Earth another historic moment in a region known mawr for starting wars than for ending them.

  • But major progress on the Israeli Palestinian conflict proved much more elusive.

  • When President Donald Trump took office, he immediately set to work on his vision of a conflict, one that was heavily in favor of Israel, built in part on his personal relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • After Trump move the US Embassy to Jerusalem and took other pro Israel steps, the Palestinians cut off contact with White House.

  • Instead, Trump and senior adviser Jared Kushner shifted their efforts to the rest of the region.

  • The first Israeli commercial flight to land in Abu Dhabi celebrated the normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

  • While this piece was forged by its leaders, it is overwhelmingly desired by the people.

  • Less than a month later, the terrain announced it, too would normalize relations with Israel.

  • Election Day in America is on Tuesday, November 3rd.

  • Voters will determine who sits in all 435 voting seats of the US House of Representatives.

  • Americans will choose 35 of the 100 seats of the U.

  • S Senate, and they'll decide who will lead the country for the next four years.

  • The two men on the ballot, incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, were determined by the primaries and caucuses held across the country earlier this year.

  • The next big dates on the calendar are September 29th, October 7th, October 15th and October 22nd and CNN 10.

  • Contributor Kelly Mena tells us why Kelly.

  • Thanks, Carl.

  • Today we're gonna be taking a look at the upcoming presidential debates.

  • When it comes to political argumentation, nothing beats the general election presidential debates.

  • And this year there are three between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden, plus one between Vice President Mike Pence and Kamala Harris.

  • The presidential debates are all about presenting ideas and showcasing leadership qualities to millions of Americans there, also a form of political theater for Americans to see candidates in action in raw when it comes to facing their opponents.

  • 2016 debates between Hillary Clinton and then Republican candidate Donald Trump, where some of the most watched in history as Americans got away each candidate's policy and future plans against each other.

  • The first debate between Biden and Trump will take place on September 29th in Ohio and will be divided into six segments of about 15 minutes each On the major topics.

  • Each candidate will get two minutes to respond to each question, with the remaining time going for discussion and back and forth between the candidates.

  • Carl, with less than 15 days until the first presidential debate, the end of September will give Americans the first glimpse at the Biden Trump political sparring match.

  • Okay, 12th trivia.

  • Which of these famous explorers was born last?

  • Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci or Ferdinand Magellan?

  • Thes explorers are listed from the earliest birthday to the most recent, with Magellan having been born in 14 80.

  • A passageway through the tip of South America between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans was named for Magellan.

  • So are the penguins.

  • That could be seen there, and so is the telescope that will eventually be assembled in Chile.

  • The giant Magellan telescope will be the world's largest of its kind.

  • It's currently being constructed under the University of Arizona's football stadium because the lab there is the only one that can make its massive mirrors.

  • My name is Patrick McCarthy.

  • I'm the principal astronomer behind the giant Magellan Telescope Project, the largest telescope in the world.

  • Handcrafted start to finish here at the University of Arizona, a process of making a mirror.

  • In some sense, it's like making a cake.

  • First thing is, you get all the ingredients, we have the glass, you build the mold and we put the glass on top and then you put it in the oven.

  • It's then heated up to such a high temperature that the glass melt until it follows into the mold and makes the rough shape of your cake.

  • Now, in our case, the icing is the hard part.

  • Miers weigh about 17 tons.

  • They're up to 8.4 m in diameter.

  • That's a really big piece of glass.

  • Then to turn that piece of glass into a final optics takes another 2 to 3 years of precision.

  • Grinding and polishing and testing.

  • Each mirror from start to finish takes roughly seven years to produce, and there's roughly 100 people working on it.

  • So about 200 person years that go into making one of these years the giant Magellan telescope will be cited in the Chilean Andes have the sharpest images in Chile.

  • Dry weather, clear skies and no artificial lights.

  • It's a perfect place for astronomy.

  • The challenge, of course, is how you handle this beautiful precision piece of glass on.

  • So we lifted with suction cups mirrors, air moved very carefully because they are glass after all, mhm telescopes are our vehicles of discovery there are ships in the universe, and the heart of the telescope is the mirror.

  • It's a thing that collects the light that's come from millions or billions of light years away and brings us that information that allow us to answer those questions.

  • Where do we come from, where we're going our way?

  • If you want a hippopotamus for Christmas, we can't help you.

  • But if you're looking for a Tyrannosaurus rex, this here skeleton is up for auction.

  • It's named stand for the paleontologist who discovered it in South Dakota.

  • It's 13 ft tall and 40 ft long.

  • Stand contains 188 original bones.

  • Those scientists think complete T Rex is might have had more than 300.

  • So can you get a 37% discount You can try.

  • Christie's estimates it will fetch at least $6 million.

  • And while there's die, no way some folks would pay that it would rex their bank account.

  • Others would be willing to drop a skeleton of cash so you could stand stand as it stands to with stand the test of time and bidding.

  • Make no bones about it.

  • Y'all, I'm Carl Lasers for CNN, 10 Nici Macci International School is watching today from Tokyo, Japan.

  • We hope you and everyone watching around the world has a wonderful weekend E.

There's no debate that Friday's air awesome, but there are some presidential debates coming up in America, and we'll have an objective report on them in just a few minutes.

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