President Trump today is again defending his embattled Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. A second allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh surfaced last night in a report by The New Yorker. In that story, a female Yale University classmate of Kavanaugh's claims he exposed himself to her during a college party. Meanwhile, another report says attorney Michael Avenatti (who represents adult film star, Stormy Daniels), claims that Kavanaugh and high school friend Mark Judge used to target women with drugs and alcohol in order to prey on them. Kavanaugh says it's all lies and today President Trump called the accusations, "totally political." Senate Democrats are now pushing to postpone Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings. And there's more.
SURVIVAL AT SEA
A teenager in Indonesia -- who spent 49 days lost at sea -- is now safe. Eighteen-year-old Aldi Novel Adilang somehow survived on what's described as a floating wooden fishing hut. The young man was reportedly 77 miles off the Indonesian coast when heavy winds caused the secured, stationary vessel to break free. The hut had no engine and no paddles -- and reportedly floated thousands of miles to Guam where the teenager was finally rescued. He says he survived by reading the Bible, using the hut's wood to cook fish, and drinking ocean water that he filtered through his clothes to eliminate the salt. Read on.
MUST SEE TVMust see TV -- ok it may not be the famous Thursday night lineup from the 90's, but fall is here and that means TV premiere week. What's back? "The Voice," "The Good Place" and "Dancing with the Stars" -- among others. What's new? Reboots of "Murphy Brown" and "Magnum PI" and a batch of newbies. And,
BE MY EYES, GUYS
Bark is among an expanding pool of parental control software that offers child monitoring and tracking services. For a paid fee, parents can connect the app with their kids' smartphones and other devices to surveil their texts and emails as well as social media posts and private messages -- including photos and videos. Sounds great -- right? How does it actually work and what are experts concerned about when it comes to privacy? Find out more about this growing app category here.
GET ON THE BANNED-WAGON
Think of banned books and something smutty probably comes to mind. But as it turns out, some pretty tame children's classics (we're talking the works of Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein and Laura Ingalls Wilder) have gotten dinged over the years. And since it's "Banned Books Week," consider this your permission slip to be the "cool mom" by checking out some of these radical reads.
PICK UP PUERTO RICO
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HOW COOL IS THIS???
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We're choosing one lucky winner each week to mix up our Pickup Line Playlist. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
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