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  • Yeah.

  • Hi, Aunt Carla Zeus.

  • A lot of news to catch you up on a We kick off a new week, so we're jumping right into the headlines in the U.

  • S.

  • Senate confirmation hearings begin Monday for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

  • US President Donald Trump nominated her last month to replace the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  • The Constitution gives the Senate the authority to confirm or reject the president's nominees.

  • Many Republicans whose party controls the Senate are hoping Judge Barrett will be confirmed to the high court by Election Day November 3.

  • Many Democrats want the Senate to wait until after the election in the hopes they'll win MAWR influence over Supreme Court nominees.

  • The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to hold hearings Monday through Thursday.

  • Also in American political News, there will be no presidential debate this week.

  • The Commission on Presidential Debates originally had one scheduled for Thursday.

  • But after President Trump's coronavirus treatment early this month, it announced the October 15th debate would be virtual.

  • The campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden agreed to that the campaign of incumbent Republican President Donald Trump did not.

  • It wanted organizer's to move forward with an in person debate.

  • Last Friday, the commission canceled the October 15th event.

  • The next debate is scheduled for October 22nd.

  • As you watch this show, not much is left of Hurricane Delta, mostly just rain moving up the central Appalachian Mountains in the US East Coast.

  • But it drenched and flooded parts of southwestern Louisiana with is much as 17 inches of rainfall.

  • When Delta made landfall, there is a Category two storm.

  • On Friday night, its wind speeds were near 100 MPH.

  • At that time, the storm flooded roads and knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses.

  • It also brought the threat of tornadoes to the southeast.

  • That caused more problems for areas trying to recover from Hurricane Laura, which made landfall in Louisiana in August.

  • 12th Trivia.

  • What country's main political party is called its Workers Party?

  • China, North Korea, Russia or Venezuela?

  • The main political party and the communist nation of North Korea is its Workers party.

  • The Workers Party controls all activities in North Korea.

  • It chooses all candidates for the nation's government.

  • It controls the nation's media, and the group celebrated its 75th anniversary over the weekend.

  • Military parades are common in North Korea.

  • They're meant to display the country's strength to rivals like South Korea and the United States.

  • But decades of heavy investment in its armed forces has come at a heavy cost to the nation's people.

  • It was back on New Year's Day, January 1st of this year, when Kim Jong UN promised to unveil a new strategic weapon.

  • That, of course, was just before the cove in 19 pandemic ground the world to a halt and left the hermetically sealed Hermit Kingdom more isolated than ever.

  • Now we're getting our first look at what many analysts believe is that weapon, one of the world's largest ballistic missiles.

  • Look at this thing.

  • Look at how tiny that people are next to it.

  • It's massive, and it's carried by an 11 actual truck at the climax of an almost to our military parade in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.

  • Now, I've covered these parades many times in the last several years, and they always seem to bring out the missiles at the very end.

  • They do it for the drama.

  • It is incredibly dramatic.

  • The ground is actually shaking beneath your feet.

  • Is they passed by?

  • Experts are telling us this missile right here could potentially carry multiple warheads.

  • This is the kind of thing that North Korea typically would love to showcase of foreign media, including CNN, when we get invited in almost every year, but this year, things are much different.

  • Borders were closed due to Kobe, 19 essentially shutting down trade in an already struggling economy, an economy battered by international sanctions over its nuclear program.

  • Ah, widespread cove in 19 pandemic inside North Korea.

  • And keep in mind they have very limited, outdated medical resource is that would be catastrophic.

  • I mean, this year we barely saw Kim Jong un and public when compared to previous years.

  • He disappeared from public view for weeks on end several times leading toe widespread speculation about his health.

  • But Kim appeared to be back in full form of this military parade stage in the middle of the night with slick special effects, including a drone fly by.

  • It was certainly the most dramatic North Korean military parade I've ever seen.

  • Perhaps the most drama, though, came from Kim himself.

  • You see him there dressed in a gray suit and he appeared to be almost crying, maybe even sobbing, at times, tears rolling down his cheeks as he thanked the North Korean people for their hard work during exceptionally hard times.

  • North Korea has been absolutely battered this year.

  • Essentially, it faced a triple threat.

  • Crippling sanctions over their nuclear missile programs, the economic catastrophe of closing their borders for nearly all of this year because the pandemic and natural disasters like a massive typhoon and widespread flooding.

  • Things have gotten so bad in North Korea that Kim did something that his father and grandfather never would have.

  • He admitted that his economic plans were a failure and his people millions of them already barely scraping by our suffering.

  • That suffering was reflected in Kim's face, and it was echoed by the audience, as many people could be heard crying right along with him.

  • North Korea may struggle to produce food and electricity, but they did show the world that their missile program is only getting stronger.

  • Will Ripley, CNN, Hong Kong quarantined with 54 Children.

  • That's an attention grabbing headline.

  • It's also daily life for Maggie Doin, who was CNN's 2015 hero of the year for her work to help women and Children in Nepal.

  • When the coronavirus pandemic reached the Asian country, doin had to find unique ways and support to keep her Children's home afloat and the heroics continue.

  • It's overwhelming.

  • I've never felt so scared or overwhelmed, but I've never felt more hope that we could do something and mobilized to make the situation better.

  • For many, many people here at home, we are in a pretty strict lock down.

  • The gates are closed.

  • Were we missing?

  • Come sit in the circle.

  • I expect everyone here awake and ready to start the day.

  • About two or three days in, I realized that we needed a schedule.

  • And I mean, like a tight ship schedule.

  • With all these kids every day at eight o'clock we're here and we go over the schedule.

  • We're all family.

  • We're all the team.

  • We're gonna work together.

  • Ready?

  • G o.

  • It starts at seven.

  • We wake up, maybe do some deep breathing yoga meditation, A little bit of exercise.

  • At eight, we have a little bit of tea.

  • By 8 30.

  • The kids all break up into teams and start tours.

  • Good job team to is rocking it.

  • Then we play games, its monopoly game happening.

  • We've played so much Monopoly and Karen board and cards and word games by 11 to 12.

  • We have a nice big lunch.

  • We are stored up on rice and beans and other dry foods.

  • I'm really grateful to have cows, and some fruit trees will bring some papayas from the tree.

  • And the kids will just shriek with joy because it's something different.

  • We could be out of school for a long time.

  • So it's important that you're keeping up your reading that you're developing yourself and your skills and it takes everybody okay, little carrot soup.

  • Any time after lunch, little kids take a nap.

  • This group, what do you want to dio music and reading?

  • Okay.

  • And then the older kids goto what we call home school.

  • We'll go up and have dance parties.

  • Okay, play little games.

  • All of our older kids who are in college, they're actually staying in quarantine across the street.

  • So in the evenings will go up on the roof and we'll waive over.

  • We're just trying to keep it a slight positive as possible.

  • I'm really, really deeply touched by everyone who's reached out and dug deep to do something for us.

  • I've never been so proud of our community on this family.

  • We're all in the same boat, from rural Nepal to Europe, Australia to the U.

  • S.

  • This is a battle for everyone.

  • Our family included leaping lizards, no hurdling hounds.

  • Max is a dog that lives in Arizona.

  • Who would love to greet you?

  • How do we know?

  • Hi there.

  • Hey, y'all!

  • Because Max, the jumping dog takes a flying leap above a 6 ft wall whenever passersby passed by doesn't seem like he's trying to get out.

  • He's just trying to say hello.

  • And thanks to his efforts and the magic of social media, he's become farm or than a local celebrity.

  • He's like a golden regret.

  • Er, how do you doodle?

  • Ah, Harold English sheepdog or a peka peka poodle?

  • He will give you a saluting and always wants a bow.

  • Wow, he'll have an easy time saying hello or to chow chow taking puns and greetings to the max on CNN.

  • 10.

  • I'm coral Jesus.

  • Want to give a shout out to all you home schoolers watching today you students and parents, whether you're on the couch, maybe at the dinner table, however you're watching, we're grateful you're doing it.

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Hearings, Debates, And Landfall | October 12, 2020

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