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Week ahead: 3 things you need to know

Some of the stories to watch this week include a historic signing between Israel and a Middle Eastern nation as well as a key week for a TikTok sale deadline.

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Some of the stories to watch this week include a historic signing between Israel and a Middle Eastern nation as well as a key week for a TikTok sale deadline.

Sunday marks 6 months since national emergency declared

It's been a half a year since President Donald Trump declared the novel coronavirus a national emergency.

Above video: US prepares for flu season as COVID-19 lingers

The March 13, 2020 declaration came after the U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency on Jan. 31, and the World Health Organization began identifying the novel coronavirus as a pandemic March 11.

Six months later, American life is different in many ways, and the pushes for a vaccine continue.

Leaders signing Israel relations deal

Israel and the United Arab Emirates will sign their historic deal normalizing relations at a White House ceremony on Tuesday.

Officials say senior delegations from the two countries will be led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the brother of Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince.

The ceremony will come just a month after the agreement to establish full diplomatic relations was announced Aug. 13.

TikTok deadline looms

This week marks a major deadline for an order from President Donald Trump for the parent company of TikTok to sell its U.S. operations.

If a deal isn’t made by a Sept. 20 deadline, the app won’t necessarily become unavailable overnight, Bloomberg reports.

Instead, experts tell the news service that the music- and dance-focused app may be banned from new app downloads and updates.