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Congressional candidates' first debate, the fall TV lineup and more morning headlines


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More than 100,000 pages of documents from the 1930s to 1970s show how major chemical companies continued to sell certain chemicals despite knowing they would harm people, animals and the environment. As the city of Spokane is in the midst of a lawsuit against Monsanto, investigative journalist Peter von Stackelberg is coming to speak in Spokane next week. Along with a dedicated team, von Stackelberg has worked to digitize the so-called "Poison Papers."

CONCERT REVIEW: Cheap Trick and Joan Jett bring classic rock to the Northern Quest Casino, featuring a guest appearance by Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament.

TV: Everything you need to know about an overall underwhelming fall TV lineup. Critic Josh Bell sat through 16 pilot episodes so you don't have to.


What we know
The New York Times has compiled an entire timeline of the Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Buckle up. (New York Times)

Taxes, guns, health care and the special counsel
Those are some of the topics touched on by the two candidates for Washington's 5th Congressional District in their first public debate. (Spokesman-Review)

Watch all 58 minutes below, via the Spokesman-Review and KHQ:

You're dead to me, Jeff
In an exclusive interview the The Hill, President Trump ratcheted up his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying "I don't have an attorney general. It's very sad." The president also took shots at the FBI, members of the intelligence community and the special counsel investigating his ties to Russia, citing conspiracy theories. (The Hill)

Why can't Chevy Chase get a job?
One of the founders of Saturday Night Live, now sober and 40 pounds lighter, Chevy Chase is ready to work again. But his reputation precedes him. (Washington Post)

Save yourself
The bodies of two women were found inside a van driven by two South Carolina sheriff's deputies. The women were being transported to a psychiatric hospital for mental health treatment. The van was overtaken by Hurricane Florence flood waters. Both deputies made it out alive. (New York Times)