Day 2 of Amy Coney Barrett's Senate confirmation hearing
The confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett resumes Tuesday, led by the Senate Judiciary Committee. While Monday's hearing consisted of opening remarks, things are expected to heat up on Tuesday. Senators will question Barrett on her career and her position on issues that could come before the court, including health care, guns, abortion and religion. Each senator will have about 20 minutes to question Barrett. The hearings – tasked with vetting Barrett’s background and stance on issues that could come before the high court – could be key for a number of senators before the November election.
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It's Day 2 of campaign rallies for President Trump
President Donald Trump will host a rally in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Tuesday as part of a string of rallies following the president's bout with COVID-19. Claiming he is both cured and "immune" to the deadly virus, Trump held a rally in Florida on Monday – just a week-and-a-half after testing positive. "I just feel so powerful," he said. "I'll kiss everyone in that audience." However, lingering questions remain about Trump's health. White House physician Sean Conley said Monday that Trump has tested negative for COVID-19 "on consecutive days" – he didn't say which ones or how many – and "the President is not infectious to others." With the election just weeks away, numerous polls have found that Trump is trailing Democratic challenger Joe Biden nationally.
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5 men accused of plot to kidnap Michigan's governor to appear in court
Five men accused in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will appear in federal court Tuesday for a hearing on whether they should be detained before trial. The proceeding for Michigan residents Adam Fox, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta will take place in Grand Rapids. A sixth man, Barry Croft, was being held in Delaware. Some defendants conducted coordinated surveillance of the Democratic governor's vacation home in northern Michigan in August and September, a criminal complaint states. The FBI has revealed the suspected plot also involved a "plan to target and kill police," prompting state law enforcement to say it is on high alert. "This is one of the tactics these anti-government, domestic terrorism groups use," said 1st Lt. Mike Shaw of the Michigan State Police. "Law enforcement is the face of the government. If you're mad at the government, you're mad at the police."
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Amazon Prime Day has arrived! Don't miss out on all of the terrific deals
Happy Amazon Prime Day! Amazon's two-day Prime Day sale kicked off early Tuesday, and it's full of tremendous discounts you can get with an Amazon Prime membership. It's not just tech and gadgets on sale either. You'll find hot deals across just about every category from furniture to music to fashion. But many deals expire quickly, and new ones appear steadily, often without much notice (here are some insider tips to help you get the most bang for your buck). Amazon Prime Day runs through Wednesday, Oct. 14. Happy shopping!
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It's time for Apple's latest iPhone debut
Who's ready for a new iPhone? Apple is expected to unveil four new editions of the iPhone on Tuesday during a virtual event on Apple's website and YouTube channel. The big news this year: connectivity to the new, emerging speedy 5G wireless networks, hence Apple's title for the event "Hi, Speed." Analysts expect Apple to release four new models of the iPhone, all with 5G. The new iPhones are expected to have 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch screen on the low side, with the Pro models clocking in with a 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch display. That would make the 6.7 inch model the largest iPhone ever. According to MacRumours, the models will be named the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max and a newer, smaller model, the iPhone 12 Mini.
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