Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Jody Wilson-Raybould, Canada's former attorney general and Justice Minister, testified on Wednesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pressured her to drop corruption charges against SNC-Lavalin, an engineering company that employs many people in Trudeau's hometown.

What to watch: When asked if she thought Trudeau or others involved had committed a crime, Wilson-Raybould said she did not. Trudeau has not denied asking her to reach a settlement agreement with SNC-Lavalin, per Politico, but he disputes her characterization of the event. Andrew Scheer, the Canadian Conservative leader who hopes to usurp Trudeau in the October 23 election, has sent a letter to authorities requesting an investigation into the alleged incident.

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Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Amy Coney Barrett took the constitutional oath to serve as a Supreme Court justice at a White House ceremony Monday night, not long after the Senate voted to confirm her nomination to the high court in a 52-48 vote.

The state of play: Justice Clarence Thomas administered the oath. The Supreme Court wrote in a statement that Barrett will take the judicial oath on Tuesday, at which point she will be able to begin her work on the court.

Gulf Coast braces for Zeta after storm strengthens into hurricane

Hurricane Zeta's forecast path. Photo: National Hurricane Center

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) declared a state of emergency Monday as Zeta strengthened into a hurricane and threatened Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as it moved towards the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The state of play: Zeta was expected to make landfall on the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula Monday night, bringing with it a "dangerous storm surge" and "heavy rainfall" as it moved into the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Service said.

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