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Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Donald Trump claims that “rogue killers,” could be responsible for the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen when he entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey on October 2. Trump claims that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman denied “any knowledge of it.” [CNN]
  • Hours later, Saudi Arabia is reportedly preparing to admit that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died as “the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey,” according to two sources. [CNN]
  • Actor Gerard Butler has canceled a press trip to Saudi Arabia in light of Khashoggi’s disappearance. [ABC News]
  • So... is Jared Kushner gonna stay buddy-buddy with Saudi Arabia? [Washington Post]
  • These are dark times we live in, for witches are hexing Brett Kavanaugh. [Washington Post]
  • A college student asked Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue about the state’s fucked up voter ID laws and attempted to film the response. Perdue grabbed the student’s phone. [CNN]
  • GOP incumbent Rep. Duncan Hunter, who has been indicted on campaign finance fraud charges, is now counting on islamophobia to get him elected. [NPR]
  • Stormy Daniels has lost Trump supporters, gained angry women as fans. [NYMag]
  • Australia’s Senate came super close to passing “Ok to be white” legislation. [SBS News]
  • Trump really wants to expand family separation policies. [NBC News]
  • Harvard’s affirmative action case begins. [Buzzfeed]
  • Olivia Wilde’s mother, Leslie Cockburn, is running as a Democrat in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. [Washington Post]
  • Ivanka takes her child, Jared, to Chuck E. Cheese. [Twitter]
  • Democratic senators write letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over concerns of amendments to Title IX which they say will “weaken the law” and “undermine fundamental protections” for survivors of sexual assault and discrimination. [United States Senate]
  • An estimate 1,600 Honduran migrants have joined a caravan attempting to flee the country, destined for the U.S. [NBC News]
  • The NYPD is charging Gavin McInnes’s Proud Boys, the far-right extremists who beat up protesters on Friday. [Daily Beast]
  • How Louisiana is barring certain immigrants from getting married. [Washington Post]
  • The government is spending millions on protecting Confederate cemeteries. [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • Steve Bannon’s political organization is spending $3 million on digital ads ahead of the midterm elections. [ABC News]
  • One in ten students in New York City are homeless. [New York Times]
  • Incarcerated people in Pennsylvania have to pay $150 to access books in prison. [Washington Post]
  • First Lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, wants T.I. boycotted for posting a video of a woman (who looks like Melania) stripping in the Oval Office. [The Hill]
  • ICE awarded a nearly $200 million contract to a defense contractor under investigation for detaining migrant children in vacant office buildings that don’t have kitchens or showers. [Reveal]
  • Florida Supreme Court rules that the next governor—not Gov. Rick Scott–will get to appoint three justices to the Supreme Court. [Sun-Sentinel]

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