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Reports today say the FBI has already interviewed one, and possibly two, of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's female accusers. Three women have waged allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. The debate continues over whether one week is enough time for the FBI to conduct its investigation of Kavanaugh -- ahead of his Senate confirmation vote. Some Democratic lawmakers reportedly say the White House is preventing the FBI from interviewing some witnesses -- Trump reps say that's completely untrue. Meanwhile, comments from a Yale University classmate of Kavanaugh's are making news today. Charles Ludington claims Kavanaugh was "belligerent and aggressive" when drinking. He says he'll talk to FBI investigators today and tell them that some of the nominee's testimony -- about his alcohol use back in college -- was a lie. And there's much more. 


Survivors and family members of victims of the October 1st, 2017 massacre in Las Vegas are marking the one-year anniversary of that horrific night. The shooting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel took place during the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival. Fifty-eight people died in that shooting and another 400 were injured -- in what became America's deadliest mass shooting in history.  During a morning service in Nevada, Governor Brian Sandoval told the crowd, "Today we remember the unforgettable. Today, we comfort the inconsolable... today, we are reminded of the pain that never really goes away." Reports say the marquees along the Las Vegas Strip will go dark tonight to honor all of the victims.  


Apple's newest Screen Time feature has users of all ages shocked and chagrined over how much time they spend staring at their phones. The data (which comes with the iOS 12 update) breaks your screen time down so you can see how long -- and how late -- you and your kids are scrolling through social media, and it even tells you how many times an hour you pick up your phone (short answer: too many). But knowledge is power, right? So read on for tips on how to use this information, and the controls that go along with it, to help yourself and your kiddos to STEP AWAY FROM THE PHONE.



As we're sure you already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and The Today show has embraced this important cause with its ongoing "Pink Power" programming that will offer information and inspiration on this disease that has touched us all. To help you do your part, style-expert Bobbie Thomas has rounded up a selection of stylish products where 50% or more of the profits go to breast cancer research, prevention and funding of non-profit organizations. Think pink and shop for this important cause. 



As you may have seen, we're really into podcasts. Since we're usually listening to our favorites while we're running around town doing our thing, we were psyched to discover this list of podcasts to help us do what some of us find hard to do -- sleep. From "Game of Drones," to the "ASMR Sleep Station" (one of our teenagers just filled us in on what ASMR is last week -- apparently, it's a trend!), these episodes will hopefully help you get your shut-eye. 



October 1st means you can officially start your Halloween prep without feeling like you're cheating on summer. In addition to all of the fun that comes with fall (think pumpkin everything, apple picking, cozy sweaters and our favorite orange Halloween lights), fall brings a season of spooky movies for you and your crew -- some scary some silly. See what Netflix has in store for us here. 


THIS WEEK'S GUEST DJ IS ANNA J -- An educator who's taught all over the globe and is now living in West Africa. Thanks for entering... take it away, Anna J! 


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