01. Brett Kavanaugh- Today Is The Day. After What Seemed Like An Eternity Of Debates And Accusations And Counter-Accusations, Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh And The Woman Accusing Him Of Sexual Assault Decades Ago, Christine Blasey Ford, Will Testify Before The Senate Judiciary Committee. Starting At 10 A.M. ET. Both Have Prepared Written Testimony (Ford's Is Here; Kavanaugh's Is Here). Many Are Making Comparisons With Anita Hill, Who In 1991 Accused Then-SCOTUS Nominee Clarence Thomas Of Sexual Harassment, Which He Denied. Today's Hearing Comes A Day After Another Accuser -- The Third On The Record -- Came Forward To Say Kavanaugh Displayed Sexually Aggressive Behavior During High School Parties. The Bottom Line? What Happens Today Matters -- For The Supreme Court, For #MeToo, For Both Political Parties, For The Upcoming Midterm Elections, For Everyone. You Can Watch It All Live On CNN And CNN.Com.

02. China- The Relationship Between The US And China Is Pretty Tense Right Now, So Any Little Action Between The Two Countries Is Going To Be A Bit Dramatic. This Week, The US Air Force Conducted Two Bomber Flights Into Areas Considered Sensitive By The Chinese Military, Namely The South And East China Seas And Through An Area China Calls Its Air Defense Identification Zone

03. United Nations-  It Was An Awkward Day For The United States At The UN General Assembly In New York. President Trump Gave A Speech Pushing His "America-First" Worldview, Saying The US "Will Always Choose Independence And Cooperation Over Global Governance, Control And Domination." He Was Met With Laughter When He Boasted About His Administration's "Extraordinary Progress.”

04. Bill Cosby- After More Than A Decade, Two Trials And Dozens Of Accusers, Bill Cosby's Fate Is Finally Sealed: A Judge Yesterday Sentenced The 81-Year-Old To Three To 10 Years In State Prison For Drugging And Sexually Assaulting A Woman In 2004. Cosby Faced A Maximum 10 Years After Prosecutors And Defense Attorneys Agreed To Merge The Three Counts Of His Conviction Into One For Sentencing. Cosby Also Will Be Classified As A "Sexually Violent Predator," Which Requires Registration And Counseling For Life.

05. Ebola-Ebola Has Reared Its Ugly Head Again In The Democratic Republic Of Congo. The Virus Has Killed At Least 69 People In The Country's Northern Region, But With Dozens Of Cases Yet To Be Confirmed, That Number Is Probably Closer To 100.


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