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SENATE VOTE: YES OR (KAVA)NO?

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh is one step closer this afternoon to being confirmed as the next member of the high court. In a procedural vote this morning, the Senate voted to advance Kavanaugh for final confirmation. Reports say that the final vote could take place tomorrow. The vote comes after a bitter partisan fight in the Senate -- and a final FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a widely-watched hearing last week during which one of Kavanaugh's accusers testified she was "100 percent" certain that Kavanaugh was one of her attackers. Kavanaugh also testified -- saying he was also "100 percent" certain the alleged incident never happened. And there is much more. 

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

The winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize were announced today in Oslo, Norway -- and both honorees are described as fierce advocates for the end of the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. The first recipient was, herself, a victim of rape by Islamic State militants -- before becoming a global victims' advocate. The second winner is a Congolese surgeon who continues to treat countless rape victims while also continuing to fight for this important cause.  Read on for more about the winners and their incredible efforts.

OUT THIS WEEKEND

Finally! After all of the buzz --  "A Star Is Born" or should we say reborn -- because we all know Gaga was already a star. The movie starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (hot AND an amazingly talented director) is opening to major Oscar buzz and the reviews are fantastic. One of the movie's awesome songs -- "Shallow" -- is at #1 on the iTunes chart today VIDEO HERE. Check out the rest of this weekend's new releases.  

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FALL FEVER

If there's one thing that will have you burning up with fall fever it's that farm trip to pick up your mums, pumpkins and apple cider. Well, it's a long weekend so what better time than now to make this visit and deck out your porch? Looking for inspiration? These gorgeous ideas took us from mourning the end of summer to flying into fall. We can smell the wood burning already.

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SUNNY IN LA

The Today Show's puppy with a purpose --  Sunny -- took a trip to LA with his buddy Carson Daly to visit the set of "The Voice." This adorable video will send you into the weekend with a major smile on your face. 

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