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Senate Hearings For Supreme Court Nominee Start Monday; Presidential Debate For This Week Canceled; U.S. Landfall Of Hurricane Delta; Military Parade In East Asia; CNN Hero's Quarantine With 54 Children In Nepal. Aired 4-4:10a ET

Aired October 12, 2020 - 04:00:00 聽 ET


AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hi, I'm Carl Azuz. A lot of news to catch you up on as we kick off a new week, so we're jumping right into the headlines. In the U.S. Senate, confirmation hearings begin Monday for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. U.S. President Donald Trump nominated her last month to replace the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg.

The Constitution gives the Senate the authority to confirm or reject a president's nominees. Many Republicans, who's party controls the Senate, are hoping Judge Barrett will be confirmed to the High Court by Election Day, November 3rd. Many Democrats want the Senate to wait until after the election in the hopes they'll win more influence over Supreme Court nominees. The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to hold hearings Monday through Thursday.

Also in American political news, there will be no presidential debate this week. The Commission on Presidential Debates originally had one scheduled for Thursday. But after President Trump's coronavirus treatment early this month, it announced the October 15th debate would be virtual.

The campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden agreed to that. The campaign of incumbent Republican President Donald Trump did not. It wanted organizers to move forward with an in-person debate. Last Friday the Commission cancelled the October 15th event. The next debate is scheduled for October 22nd.

As you watch this show, not much is left of Hurricane Delta mostly just rain moving up the central Appalachian Mountains in the U.S. East Coast.

But it drenched and flooded parts of southwestern Louisiana with as much as 17 inches of rainfall when Delta made landfall there as a Category 2 storm on Friday night. Its wind speeds were near 100 miles per hour at that time.

The storm flooded roads and knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. It also brought the threat of tornadoes to the southeast. It caused more problems for areas trying to recover from Hurricane Laura which made landfall in Louisiana in August.

10 Second Trivia. What country's main political party is called its "Workers' Party"? China, North Korea, Russia or Venezuela. The main political party in the communist nation of North Korea is its "Workers' Party".

The Workers' Party controls all activities in North Korea. It chooses all candidates for the nation's government. It controls the nation's media and the group celebrated its 75th Anniversary over the weekend. Military parades are common in North Korea. They're meant to display the country's strength to rivals like South Korea and the United States but decades of heavy investment in its armed forces has come at a heavy cost to the nation's people.


WILL RIPLEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It was back on New Years Day, January 1st of this year when Kim Jong-un promised to unveil a new strategic weapon.

That of course was just before the COVID-19 pandemic ground the world to a halt and left a hermetically sealed permi kingdom more isolated than ever.

Now we're getting our first look at what many analysts believe is that weapon, one of world's largest ballistic missiles. Look at this thing. Look at how tiny the people are next to it. It's massive and it's carried by an 11-axle truck at the climax of an almost two-hour military parade in the North Korean capital Pyongyang.

Now, I've covered these parades many times over the last several years and they always seem to bring out the missiles at the very end. They do it for the drama. It is incredibly dramatic. The ground is actually shaking beneath your feet as they pass by.

Experts are telling us, this missile, right here, could potentially carry multiple warheads. This is the kind of thing that North Korea typically would love to showcase to the foreign media, including CNN. We get invited in almost every year. But this year, things are much different.

The borders are closed due to COVID-19 essentially shutting down trade in an already struggling economy. An economy battered by international sanctions over its nuclear program. A widespread COVID-19 pandemic inside North Korea and keep in mind they have very limited, outdated medical resources. That would be catastrophic.

I mean, this year we barely saw Kim Jong-un in public when compared to previous years. He disappeared from public view for weeks on end, several times leading to widespread speculation about his health. But Kim appeared to be back in full form at this military parade staged in the middle of the night with slick special effects including a drone flyby.

It was certainly the most dramatic North Korean parade I've ever seen. Perhaps the most drama though came from Kim himself. You see him there dressed in a gray suit and he appeared to be almost crying maybe even sobbing at times. Tears rolling down his cheeks as he thanked the North Korean people for their hard work during exceptionally hard times. North Korea has been absolutely battered this year.

Essentially it faced a triple threat, crippling sanctions over their nuclear missile programs. The economic catastrophe of closing their borders for nearly all of this year because of the pandemic and natural disasters like a massive typhoon and widespread flooding.

Things have gotten so bad in North Korea that Kim did something that his father and grandfather never would have. He admitted that his economic plans were a failure and his people, millions of them already barely scraping by, are suffering. That suffering was reflected in Kim's face and it was echoed by the audience as many people could be heard crying right along with him. North Korea may struggle to produce food and electricity but they did show the world that their missile program is only getting stronger. Will Ripley, CNN, Hong Kong.


AZUZ: Quarantined with 54 children. That's an attention-grabbing headline. It's also daily life for Maggie Doyne who was CNN's 2015 Hero of the Year for her work to help women and children in Nepal. When the coronavirus pandemic reached the Asian country, Doyne had to find unique ways and support to keep her children's home afloat and the heroics continue.


MAGGIE DOYNE, CNN 2015 HERO OF THE YEAR: It's overwhelming. I've never felt so scared or overwhelmed. But I've never felt more hope that we could do something and mobilize to make the situation better for many, many people. Here at home we are in a pretty strict lockdown. The gates are closed.

Who are we missing? Come sit in a circle. I expect everyone here, awake and ready to start the day.

About two or three days in, I realized that we needed a schedule and I mean like a tight ship schedule with all these kids.

Everyday at 8 o'clock, we're here and we go over the schedule. We're all family. We're all a team. We're going to work together. Ready, go.

It starts at seven. We wake up, maybe do some deep breathing, yoga, meditation, a little bit of exercise. At eight, we have a little bit of tea. By 8:30, the kids all break up into teams and start chores.

Good job. Team two is rocking it.

And then we play games. This is a Monopoly game happening. We've played so much Monopoly and (inaudible) and cards and board games. By 11 to 12 we have a nice big lunch. We are stored up on rice and beans and other dry foods. I'm really grateful to have cows and some fruit trees. We'll bring some papayas from the tree and the kids will just shriek with joy because it's something different.

We could be out of school for a long time so it's important that you're keeping up your reading. That you're developing yourself and your skills and it takes everybody. OK?

Little kids, sutnea (ph) time.

After lunch the little kids take a nap.

This group, what do you want to do? Music and reading? OK.

And then the older kids go to what we call home school. We'll go up and have dance parties, play little games. All of our older kids who are in college are actually staying in quarantine across the street. So in the evenings, we'll, like, go up on the roof and we'll wave over.


We're just trying to keep it as light and positive as possible. I'm really, really deeply touched by everyone who's reached out and dug deep to do something for us. I've never been so proud of our community and this family. We're all in the same boat from rural Nepal to Europe to Australia to the U.S. This is a battle for everyone, our family included.


AZUZ: Leapin' lizards. No, hurdling hounds. Max is a dog who lives in Arizona who would love to great you. How do we know? Hi, there. Hey, ya'll.

Because Max the jumping dog takes a flying leap above a six-foot wall whenever passersby pass by. It doesn't seem like he's trying to get out.

He's just trying to say hello and thanks to his efforts and the magic of social media, he's become far more than a local celebrity.

He's like a "Golden Regreeter", a how do you "doodle", a "hearld English Sheepdog" or a "peekapeekapoodle". He will give you a "salutey"and always wants a "bow wow". He'll have an easy time saying hello or to "chow chow". Taking puns and greetings to the max on CNN 10. I'm Carl Azuz.

I want to give a shout out to all you home schoolers watching today. You students and parents, whether you're on the couch, maybe at the dinner table, however you're watching. We're grateful you're doing. You're a valued partner of our audience.