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Weekend Roundup: Kavanaugh Starts Work 

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., administers the Constitutional Oath to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.
(Credit: Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States.)

We followed the news this weekend so you didn’t have to. Here’s what went down:

– Brett Kavanaugh was approved to the Supreme Court with a 50–48 vote by the Senate Saturday, and was sworn in later that evening. The proceedings capped a tumultuous confirmation process that featured a renewed spotlight on sexual assault — and a new one on high school and college drinking. He reports to work this week.

– 20 people were killed when a limo went through a stop sign and plowed into a parking lot of a popular tourist destination in upstate New York. 18 people — including four sisters on their way to a birthday party for the youngest sibling — riding in the limo were killed, along with two people who were in the parking lot. It’s the worst auto accident in the U.S. in a decade. 

– Yale professor William Nordhaus and New York University’s Paul Romer were awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics for work in integrating climate change and technological innovation into economic analysis.

– Tropical Storm Michael is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane and make landfall sometime later this week. A state of emergency has been declared in many Florida counties already.

– Today is Columbus Day, but fewer cities and companies are recognizing the holiday.


United Nations Study Warns That Humanity has Until 2030 to Reduce Climate Change

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new scientific report today during a session in Incheon, South Korea that warns that if all countries around the world do not reduce — as well as eventually stopn — greenhouse gas emissions and other forms of pollution and resource depletion (as well as overuse) by 2030, climate change will become worse as the global temperature could increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

CMN’s Duane Paul Murphy has the details in his report.


Today in a Tweet

 is trending this morning. Where do you stand on Columbus Day? 


Last But Not Least: Top Ten Halloween Albums you Need to Hear This October

As part of CMN’s music journalism program, we asked our team of music writers to come up with a list of some of their favorite (music) things. Mackenzie Dineen compiled a list of Halloween albums around this theme:

“The welcome crunch of leaves underfoot and a chill in the air ushered in Autumn. Four days later, we were graced with a luminous Harvest moon.For many, the preparations are underway for All Hallow’s Eve. Whether you’re busy stitching up costumes, purchasing mountains of candy, or dragging out dusty decorations, a playlist is imperative for spooky season.”

Check out her top 10 Halloween albums right here. 


TODAY’S Morning Scoop was made possible by Duane Paul MurphyMackenzie Dineen, and the CMN Staff. Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian friends. Save us a slice of pie, eh? 

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