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Lemon: Trump can't resist mocking a woman

CNN's Don Lemon slams President Trump's change of tune when discussing the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford.

Posted: Oct 4, 2018 1:23 AM
Updated: Oct 4, 2018 1:31 AM

Don't be surprised if you get a text message today from President Trump. The first nationwide test of the "presidential alert" system is set to happen at midday. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)

1. President Trump

There's SO MUCH NEWS swirling around the President. Let's get to it:

• An exhaustive report by The New York Times says Trump helped his parents "dodge taxes" in the 1990s and used "outright fraud" that allowed him to amass a fortune from them. It shreds the creation myth Trump has told that he's a self-made billionaire, CNN's Chris Cillizza said.

• An envelope addressed to the President contained a substance thought to be ricin, a highly toxic compound. The letter never made it to the White House. Two other letters delivered to the Pentagon mail facility also tested positive for ricin.

• The President during a rally mocked (to wild cheers) the Senate testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, casting doubt on her claims against Brett Kavanaugh. Trump also says he believes the reaction to the allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee makes it "a very scary time for young men in America." It's a bit shocking because Trump was more restrained last week about all this.

2. Brett Kavanaugh

The FBI's report on Kavanaugh is expected to be delivered as early as today. But since the feds' investigation has expanded beyond the initial four interviews that the White House directed to be conducted, that timeline might change. More interviews are happening, focused on Kavanaugh's high school friends who may have attended a party on July 1, 1982, that's listed on his calendar, two sources tell CNN. The FBI was told to wrap up by Friday.

3. Indonesia

A volcano erupted on Sulawesi, bringing more hardship to the Indonesian island still reeling from the earthquake and tsunami that's killed more than 1,400 people. Scientists debate whether the volcanic eruption and the earthquake are related. The eruption sent an ash cloud about 13,000 feet into the air, but no evacuations were ordered.

4. French prison break

Remember that spectacular French prison escape from back in July, when a helicopter was used to free a convict? Well, the escapee has been arrested near Paris. Redoine Faid was taken into custody, along with his brother and three other people. He'd grown a beard, wore a wig and was holed up in a hotel when he was caught. Faid had been France's most-wanted man ever since his epic escape, the second time he'd broken out of a prison.

5. Social media burglaries

Celebrities really are just like the rest us. Their houses get burglarized, too, when thieves figure out they're not at home based on the celebs' social media postings. Los Angeles police arrested three teens and a 34-year-old woman suspected of breaking into the homes of Rihanna, Christina Milian, baseball player Yasiel Puig and others. The suspects picked their targets based on social media postings and the celebrities' travel schedules, police said.

THIS JUST IN

Nobel notables

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Gregory P. Winter for work in evolutionary science.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

Trip terror, Part 1

Humanity might want to hold up on that trip to Mars. A NASA-funded study says long space voyages do really bad things to human bodies.

Trip terror, Part 2

Taking that dream trip to New Zealand? Be prepared to cough up your smartphone's password -- or $3,200.

Emoji for everyone

Llamas. Bagels. Even mosquitoes. They're all getting the respect they deserve, now that they're among 70 new emoji Apple's rolling out.

Cup confusion

Imagine the joy and ecstasy of winning the Stanley Cup. Now, imagine the absolute terror of realizing you've lost it in Siberia.

Way out there

While we're all still debating whether Pluto is a planet (it is!!), scientists found an object called  "the Goblin" lurking at the edge of our solar system.

TODAY'S NUMBER

800,000+

The number of people who registered to vote on National Voter Registration Day. That's a new record.

TODAY'S QUOTE

"I feel very differently about the movies now, and it's a difficult position for me to be in because there's a lot that I like about them."

Actress Molly Ringwald, rethinking the classic '80s movies she starred in -- like "Sixteen Candles" -- in the era of #MeToo

AND FINALLY

'Toon time

Cute kiddos try out Krabby Patties and other delicacies from their favorite cartoons. (Click to view.)

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Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 441935

Reported Deaths: 5885
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Hennepin918591461
Ramsey39405729
Dakota32551324
Anoka30638354
Washington19827221
Stearns17686184
St. Louis13453237
Scott1178693
Wright11485101
Olmsted1024870
Sherburne812364
Carver686636
Clay643278
Rice595266
Kandiyohi551069
Blue Earth533833
Crow Wing476573
Otter Tail449860
Chisago446331
Benton414885
Winona383946
Douglas370366
Nobles364646
Mower358026
Goodhue340757
Polk326754
McLeod321644
Morrison308743
Beltrami305746
Lyon298735
Itasca281143
Becker279438
Isanti279440
Carlton276942
Steele26879
Pine263813
Freeborn237219
Todd230029
Nicollet222136
Brown212334
Mille Lacs211645
Le Sueur206515
Cass203823
Meeker197433
Waseca187515
Martin168226
Wabasha16712
Roseau164916
Hubbard146937
Redwood138527
Renville136139
Houston133213
Dodge13134
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Fillmore12084
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Rock108511
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Cases: 300884

Reported Deaths: 4197
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Polk44949440
Linn17563269
Scott15228161
Black Hawk13552228
Woodbury12896175
Johnson1191749
Dubuque11229148
Pottawattamie8863112
Dallas874169
Story857433
Webster464768
Cerro Gordo458766
Sioux452451
Clinton445461
Warren430637
Marshall424561
Buena Vista389029
Muscatine382275
Des Moines377340
Plymouth347967
Wapello336796
Jasper315955
Lee310828
Marion298852
Jones268949
Henry262130
Carroll252233
Bremer240048
Crawford227622
Boone214116
Washington213531
Benton207543
Mahaska189936
Jackson189631
Tama184757
Dickinson183225
Delaware171136
Kossuth169241
Clay165319
Wright161724
Fayette157022
Buchanan156920
Hamilton156828
Hardin153129
Harrison152961
Winneshiek150819
Clayton149848
Cedar149119
Butler145423
Page143115
Floyd137236
Cherokee137125
Mills135216
Lyon133132
Poweshiek131024
Hancock127924
Allamakee125927
Iowa122122
Calhoun12159
Jefferson118623
Grundy118522
Winnebago117229
Madison11639
Mitchell114634
Louisa113729
Cass111741
Chickasaw110111
Sac110115
Emmet109931
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Union107922
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Guthrie102124
Shelby101026
Franklin99818
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