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Kavanaugh Pens Op-Ed In “The Wall Street Journal” -

 Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is defending the fiery testimony he delivered to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.

Kavanaugh wrote in the Wall Street Journal” that during last week's hearing to address allegations of sexual assault he was more emotional than he's ever been. "reflected my overwhelming frustration at being wrongly accused, without corroboration, of horrible conduct completely contrary to my record and character."

The embattled nominee stressed that he would always, if confirmed, he would have "open mind in every case and always strive to preserve the Constitution." Kavanaugh brought up Justice Kennedy a few times to explain that a judge must be independent and not swayed by public pressure. He also noted “The Supreme Court is the last line of defense for the separation of powers, and for the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.”

You can read the Op-Ed here. 

Source: Wall Street Journal


Details In SC Officers Shooting Released - 

More details about the shooting in Florence, South Carolina are coming out.

As we told you, eight people were shot, seven of them were law enforcement officers. Terrence Carraway, a 30-year veteran of the Florence Police Department was killed. In addition to the other six officers wounded, a 20-year-old male inside the home with the suspect was shot.

The suspect is 74-year-old Fred Hopkins, a Vietnam War veteran and a competitive marksman. He allegedly shot at officers from the second-floor of his home and had barricaded himself inside. He had a long view of the approach to the house, which made getting help to the wounded officers difficult. Police had to use an armored vehicle to rescue them.

Three officers went to the home to execute a search warrant when they were fired upon. The standoff lasted for two hours before the suspect gave himself up. So far there’s no motive and no charges have been filed at this point. 

Source: CNN


MLB PLAYOFFS: Dodgers, Brewers Win

The National League Division Series opened Thursday with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers scoring big wins.  The Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2.  At Dodger Stadium, L.A. shut out Atlanta 6-0....Game 2 of both match-ups is set for Friday, with the RockiPes and Brewers at 4:15 p.m. ET and the Braves and the Dodgers at 9:37 p.m. ET.

The American League Division Series opens Friday with the Cleveland Indians meeting the Houston Astros at 2:05 p.m. ET and the New York Yankees facing the Boston Red Sox at 7:32 p.m. ET. 

Source: MLB.com


LIFESTYLE

Hug it out … 

A new study found that getting a hug makes us happier. And if you’re having a conflict with someone – romantic or not – hugging it out with that person helps make those negative feelings go away. And researchers from Carnegie Mellon University found that people who consider themselves huggers are healthier and have stronger relationships than non-huggers.

Source: PLOS One


Smart Phone Blue Light

Research has found that the blue light from your smartphone is not ruining your eyesight. It is still messing with your sleep, though. 

Source: Lifehacker


SPORTS

*If you plan on going to a St. Louis Blues game this season, you'll need to have a smartphone or at least an e-mail address. Tickets to the game are now completely mobile.

Staff said you can purchase tickets through the NHL app and pull them up on your phone. Blues staff said a lot of NHL teams are moving toward mobile ticketing. ..

The Blues lost to the Winnipeg Jets 5-1, they take on the Blackhawks tomorrow

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