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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford -- who says he sexually assaulted her when they were in high school -- are both testifying under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. Reports say the two will not see each other during the day's events. Blasey Ford was up first -- and described being terrified as she was assaulted by Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge. She testified she will never forget, "the uproarious laughter between the two and their having fun at my expense... I was, you know, underneath one of them while the two laughed." Kavanaugh staunchly denies this ever happened and says this -- and the accusations from two other women -- are straight out of "the Twilight Zone." Read on for updates -- including details on Kavanaugh's afternoon testimony as it happens.


A pretty hilarious viral video out of New Zealand is making headlines today. In the clip that's all over social media, a seal is seen popping up out of the water and slapping kayaker, Kyle Mulinder, right in the face with an octopus. That direct hit has now been seen all over the world. Thirty-seven-year-old Mulinder -- who happens to be a self-proclaimed professional go-proer -- says he can't believe his new internet fame. Click and see for yourself!


Toy Story 4 is slated to make its premiere in June 2019 and while Tim Allen -- who has portrayed Buzz Lightyear in the series -- isn't giving away the plot, he is sharing that the film is "so emotional" that he "couldn't even get through the last scene." The film sees the return of many beloved characters -- including Tom Hanks as Woody and Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt and Laurie Metcalf in their respective roles of Jessie, Dolly and Mrs. Davis. Considering we still can't watch Toy Story 3 -- kids included -- without shedding a few tears, we're bracing ourselves for this one and looking forward to the latest installment in this treasured series.



Mountains of homework are becoming passé. But as educators move to emphasize quality over quantity with school assignments, some parents say everyone would just be happier with no homework whatsoever. Here's a closer look at the debate, and more about the rise of "no-homework schools."


HOLIDAY TEASER You know that feeling you get when you smell your first holiday candle of the season -- well, that's the feeling we just got when we saw this VERY detailed lineup of this year's Lifetime and Hallmark's holiday movies. Not to skip past Halloween (we love you too!) but this list got us so pumped for the season, we had to share it! The two networks have officially listed their schedules and we're counting the days down to plopping our butts on the couch by a warm fire, a glass of red (or two!) and these somewhat predictable yet magical seasonal movies that we probably wouldn't watch any other time of year!



And boy, does she know her way around! You've met our dinner guru, Melissa, who hooks you up with quick and easy family meals every night. Well, we snooped around her kitchen to find out how she makes it all happen. Here -- a list of Melissa's must-haves!


Missy's Pick: Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta

No pressure, but it's time to learn how to cook with your pressure cooker! Get started with this one and you'll become a convert.


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