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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has moved a step closer to his confirmation after he submitted a 110 page questionnaire with another 2,000 pages of material to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday, reports Politico.

What they're saying: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley praised Kavanaugh in a statement for completing the document, calling it "the broadest and most comprehensive questionnaire" ever sent by the committee. The questionnaire contained biographical information, previously delivered speeches, writing and past court filings from the prospective judge.

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California to independently review FDA-approved coronavirus vaccines

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California will "independently review" all coronavirus vaccines approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for distribution, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced at a news conference Monday.

Why it matters: The move that comes days after NAID director Anthony Fauci said he had "strong confidence" in FDA-approved vaccines could cast further public doubt that the federal government could release a vaccine based on political motives, rather than safety and efficacy.

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  1. Politics: Trump says if Biden's elected, "he'll listen to the scientists"Trump calls Fauci a "disaster" on campaign call.
  2. Health: Coronavirus hospitalizations are on the rise — 8 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week.
  3. States: Wisconsin judge reimposes capacity limit on indoor venues.
  4. Media: Trump attacks CNN as "dumb b*stards" for continuing to cover pandemic.
  5. Business: Consumer confidence surveys show Americans are getting nervousHow China's economy bounced back from coronavirus.
  6. Sports: We've entered the era of limited fan attendance.
  7. Education: Why education technology can’t save remote learning.
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Microphones will be muted during parts of Thursday's presidential debate

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The Commission on Presidential Debates adopted new measures on Monday to mute the microphones of President Trump and Joe Biden to allow each candidate two minutes of uninterrupted time per segment during Thursday night's debate.

Why it matters: During September's chaotic debate, Trump interrupted Biden 71 times, while Biden interrupted Trump 22 times.