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Kavanaugh on Camera: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his wife went on FOX News to try and clear his name. He said he's never sexually assaulted anyone and also called a second accusation completely false. He said he just wants a fair process and will not withdraw his name. There's still a hearing set for this Thursday where both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford (the woman who says he assaulted her while they were teens) will testify in public.
Read more: FOX News (video interview), AP
Thursday Meeting: It'll be a big day in Washington, D.C. on Thursday because there's another important meeting. President Trump is set to meet with the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and could determine whether Rosenstein will get to keep his job (which could also affect the Russia investigation he oversees). Stay tuned.
Read more: AP, USA Today, The Washington Post
Nat'l Voter Registration Day: It's that day volunteers and organizations will encourage people to register to vote or update their registration. They say too many people accidentally miss the deadline and realize they can't vote on Election Day. Learn more below...
Read more: Register to Vote Here or Here, Forbes
Sirius XM + Pandora: The satellite company Sirius XM says it's acquiring audio streaming service Pandora. It could make Sirius the world's largest audio entertainment company.
Read more: CNBC, WSJ, Digital Trends
Weight Watchers Name Change: Don't call it 'Weight Watchers.' It's now 'WW' with a tagline: Wellness that Works. The company says it's time to focus on overall health and wellness - not just losing weight.
Read more: Today, CNN, People
1) Facebook is expected to announce this week that it's coming out with its own video chat device for your home, called 'Portal.'
Read more: Cheddar, Fortune
2) Facebook launched its new 'Dating' feature in Colombia this week. Stay tuned for when it comes to the U.S.
Read more: WIRED, TechCrunch
3) The original Instagram founders gave notice and plan to leave the company (remember: Facebook now owns IG).
Read more: NYT, TechCrunch
Snap & Shop: Snapchat announced it's rolling out a feature to scan an object or barcode with the Snapchat camera in order to get info from Amazon and have the option to buy.
Read more: The Verge, TechCrunch
Smarter Microsoft Office: Microsoft says new artificial intelligence tools are coming to Microsoft Office that can do things like find and suggest images for your Powerpoint presentation.
Read more: TechCrunch, The Verge
Most Powerful Women: Fortune's list of The Most Powerful Women is here. The top spot goes to Marillyn Hewson, President & CEO of Lockheed Martin. Others on the list? Oprah, of course.
Read more: Fortune (full list)
New Scrabble Words: The popular board game just got a new official dictionary that includes words like, 'bestie,' 'twerk,' and 'OK.'
Read more: Reuters, CBS News
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