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  • Facebook and Twitter Head Execs Testify before Senate Intelligence Committee: Some of the biggest tech executives began testifying Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C., in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey addressed how their platforms are tackling threats like hate speech and foreign interference in U.S. elections. Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai and Alphabet's CEO Larry Page were conspicuously absent during the hearings. This is Sandberg and Dorsey’s first time testifying on the Hill. Read more at Cheddar.

  • Gordon Makes Landfall in the South: Tropical depression Gordon made landfall Tuesday night just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border. Although it weakened from its previous tropical storm categorization, Gordon was still strong enough to prompt the Governors of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana to declare states of emergency and alert locals to heavy rain and the threat of flash floods. Read the latest here.

  • Bob Woodward to Release Trump Book on Sept. 11: Famed journalist Bob Woodward will release his book about President Trump, “Fear: Trump in the White House," next week. The Washington Post, which obtained an early copy, reported Tuesday that the book “paints a harrowing portrait of the Trump presidency, based on in-depth interviews with administration officials and other principles.” Read the 11 craziest revelations from Woodward’s book here.

  • Sen. Kyl to replace McCain: Former Sen. Jon Kyl was named Tuesday by Arizona’s Governor to replace the late John McCain in the Senate. Kyl, a Republican attorney, was also tapped by the White House to help Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh through his confirmation process. The new Senator will serve as McCain’s replacement until a November 2020 special election. Kyl, 76, has said he does not plan on running then. More at CNN

  • Amazon Joins Four-Comma Club: Amazon briefly joined the $1 trillion club on Tuesday then dipped below the mark, making it the second U.S. company to touch the milestone market cap in just over a month. Apple crossed the line in early August; Microsoft and Google’s parent company Alphabet are close behind, both worth about $850 billion each. Amazon’s stock has surged 74 percent this year alone. Details at Cheddar.

  • Samsung to Debut Bendable Phone: Samsung is expected this year to unveil a foldable smartphone, possibly at the Samsung Developers Conference in November. DJ Koh, CEO of the company’s mobile division, said Samsung wants to distinguish the unfolded phone from a tablet. Koh has not yet revealed when the phone will be available in stores. For more click here.

  • Nadal and Williams Advance at U.S. Open:

  • MEN'S: Defending champ Rafael Nadal won the longest match yet of this year's U.S. Open, finally beating Austrian Dominic Thiem in five sets, including a fifth-set tiebreak, at 2:03 am ET Wednesday morning. The 17-time Grand Slam champ narrowly avoided an upset after four hours and 49 minutes of play. Nadal will play third seed Juan Martin del Potro on Friday in the semifinals. The full story at the BBC.

  • WOMEN'S: Serena Williams beat #8 seed Karolina Pliskova on Tuesday in a much easier battle. Williams will advance to the semifinals to face Anastasija Sevastova, who beat defending U.S. Open champ Sloane Stephens earlier on Tuesday. For more click here.

  • Alabama Remains #1 in College Football Ranking: Eleventh-ranked LSU and #12 Virginia Tech made the biggest jumps in the first AP Top 25 poll of NCAA football's regular season. Alabama remains #1, and Clemson and Georgia have maintained their #2 and #3 spots, respectively, from the pre-season poll. Details at ESPN.

  • New ‘Law & Order’ Will Have 13 Episodes: NBC has given a commitment to “Law & Order: Hate Crimes,” which is based on the NYPD's existing hate crimes unit. The series from “L&O” creator Dick Wolf will be introduced during the upcoming season of “Law & Order SVU” and likely won’t be its own separate show until 2019. For more details click here.

  • Jimmy Fallon Picks Up $1,136 Tab: The comedian paid for four diners at a restaurant in the Hamptons Monday. “The Tonight Show” host was dining with his wife when two middle-aged couples nearby debated whether to approach him. After they decided against it, Fallon reportedly thanked the couples for giving him privacy and said, “I wanted to do something nice for you.” Visit Us Weekly for more.

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