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The top story in national news yesterday was the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh faced questioning from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee over his record on a variety of issues, including abortion, gun rights, and presidential power. The hearing was often heated, with Democrats accusing Republicans of rushing the process and Republicans defending the need to confirm Kavanaugh before the November elections.
In case you missed it, here’s a summary of some of the top stories from around the world that made headlines yesterday.
In the United States, President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an effort to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. The two leaders signed a joint statement pledging to work towards peace and prosperity.
Meanwhile, in Europe, British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing increasing pressure to resign after her Brexit deal was rejected by parliament for a third time. May has said she will continue to work on finding a way to get her deal approved, but many members of her own party are calling for her to step down.
And in Asia, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks in Beijing aimed at improving relations between the two countries. The meeting comes as tensions have been rising over trade and territorial disputes.
In yesterday’s news, there was a lot of focus on the ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia. There were also several stories about the Senate’s healthcare bill, which is currently being debated. Other notable stories included a fire at a London apartment building and a hostage situation in Australia.
1) A severe storm system brought tornadoes, damaging winds and hail to the southern United States on Wednesday, leaving at least five people dead and several others injured.
2) The storm system began in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday and moved inland, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
3) On Wednesday, the system moved east into Georgia and the Carolinas, where it caused damage to homes and businesses.
4) At least five people were killed in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, while several others were injured.
5) Tens of thousands of people are without power and many schools and businesses are closed.
In sports news yesterday, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. The final score was 8-7, with the Cubs coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win the best-of-seven series. The game was decided in the 10th inning when outfielder Ben Zobrist hit a go-ahead double.
That concludes our news for today. Be sure to tune in tomorrow for more up-to-the-minute news and information. Thank you for listening.