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Trump Visits UN: Today, President Trump will chair the UN Security Council meeting for the first time. Yesterday, in his speech to the UN General Assembly, he mentioned several topics, including criticism of Iran and choosing America's independence over globalism. President Trump also said he's accomplished more than "almost any administration in the history of our country." That prompted murmurs and laughter in the audience. Trump stopped and said he didn't expect that reaction, but, "That's OK."
Read more: UN Security Council Preview USA Today, CNBC // Speech to UNGA: NYT, The Washington Post, FOX News, TIME
Tech Hearing: Privacy is the big issue today on Capitol Hill. Execs from Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Charter Communications, Google and Twitter will be testifying and answering questions from lawmakers. We'll see if it leads to more regulation on tech.
Raising Interest Rates: The Federal Reserve is expected to raise the main interest rate today and give its latest economic outlook. Stay tuned.
Read more: CNBC,MarketWatch,NYT
Supreme Court Nominee Update: President Trump is doubling down on his support for the Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, while lawmakers plan a vote on his confirmation for Friday. But first... that public hearing tomorrow (Thursday). Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault will testify. There's still plenty of back-and-forth about how this should be handled.
Read more: USA Today,FOX News,NYT
Bill Cosby Sentenced: A judge sentenced Bill Cosby to 3-10 years in state prison, with no option for bail while his lawyers appeal. He was convicted of sexual assault against one woman, but dozens of women have said he drugged and assaulted them.
More Acquisitions: The company that owns Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings is now buying the drive-in fast food chain, Sonic. Also, Michael Kors is reportedly buying Versace and then rebranding Michael Kors to be "Capri Holdings."
Read more:SonicCNBC/ Michael KorsBusiness Insider
Apps + Voting Campaigns: Tech companies want to help get more young adults to vote in the midterm elections this November. Examples: Snapchat released an election filter on its app + a link in profiles to register to vote. Tinder is partnering with 'Rock the Vote' for a 'Swipe to Vote' campaign.
Read more: TechCrunch,Mashable
Google's Changes: Google turns 20 this month and announced some changes. Plan for a more personalized and visual 'feed' as well as more 'stories' in your search results.
Read more: The Verge,Mashable
Twitter Feedback: For the first time, Twitter wants to know what YOU think about proposed new rules. The drafted policy prohibits 'dehumanizing language,' since that can lead to violence. Is it the right approach? You can take the surveyhere(scroll down to the bottom of the page) until October 9th.
Read more: 9to5 Mac,Twitter
M&Ms Creations: These aren't your average M&Ms! Mars announced 'Hazelnut Spread' M&Ms (um.. Nutella style?), coming in April 2019 as well as new M&M chocolate bars coming soon.
Read more: BuzzFeed
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