Things you should know today: 9/20/17

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Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 217

A man is rescued from a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City after an earthquake in Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. The 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico, killing more than 100 people. (AP Photo/Pablo Ramos)

After a 7.1 earthquake devastated central Mexico, emergency personnel and regular citizens rallied together to search the wreckage for survivors.

Nations start signing nuke ban treaty opposed by big powers

Craig Ruttle
Brazilian President Michel Temer, left, is greeted by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres before a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Over 100 countries are backing a nuclear arms ban, but the nuclear powers, including the United States, are not among them.

Students in France acid attack show compassion for assailant

This image taken from video shows passengers inside Marseille-Saint-Charles railway station in Marseille, France on Sunday Sept. 17, 2017. Four young US tourists were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille. (AP Photo)

American college students studying abroad in France were attacked with a weak solution of hydrochloric acid by a women presumed to be “disturbed” at a train station; however, the students seem to only have compassion for their assailant and others suffering from mental-illness.

Stanislav Petrov, who averted nuclear war, dies at 77

FILE In this file photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, former Soviet missile defense forces officer Stanislav Petrov poses for a photo at his home in Fryazino, Moscow region, Russia. Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as “The man who saved the world” for his role in averting a nuclear war over a false missile alarm, died in May at age 77. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

A former Soviet military officer, who called a false alarm when a satellite malfunction reported the launch of U.S Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles during one of the tensest periods of the Cold War, died at the age of 77.

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria is devastating Puerto Rico as much of the country is left without running water and electricity.

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