Things you should know today: 10/12/17

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US to pull out of UNESCO amid Palestinian tensions

Francois Mori
FILE – In this Monday Oct. 17, 2016 file picture, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization logo is pictured on the entrance at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris. U.S. officials have told The Associated Press that the United States is pulling out of UNESCO, after repeated criticism of resolutions by the U.N. cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

 

After officially de-funding UNESCO when the organization voted to include Palestine as a member in 2011, the U.S. now plans to completely remove itself from the organization.

 

Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

This still image made from a 2013 video released by the Coleman family shows Caitlan Coleman and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle in a militant video given to the family. The American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released in October 2017 after years of being held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban. The two were abducted five years ago while traveling in Afghanistan and have been held by the Haqqani network. The couple had three children while in captivity. (Coleman family via AP)

 

A family was set free after years of being held captive by a group with ties to the Taliban. Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle went missing five years ago in the mountains of Afghanistan and had three children during their time as prisoners.

 

The Latest: Twitter suspends Weinstein accuser McGowan

Richard Shotwell
FILE – In this April 15, 2015 file photo, Rose McGowan arrives at the LA Premiere Of “DIOR & I” held at the Leo S. Bing Theatre on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. McGowan’s Twitter account has been suspended, temporarily muting a central figure in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. McGowan said late Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, that Twitter had suspended her from tweeting after the social media company said she broke its rules.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

 

The New York Times reported that McGowan was among numerous women sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein. McGowan was told that she broke the rules on Twitter, but Twitter officials have yet to comment.

 

Work in the clouds: ‘Spidermen’ clean 1400 meter high skywalk

If you thought walking on the glass skywalk on Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China was scary, try being the guys to clean the glass and pickup trash.

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Jefferson Jarvis is a News Media major with an emphasis on print journalism. He has spent time covering the BYU baseball team and creating online content for The Universe. Jefferson is married with one child and enjoys spending time with his family. Jefferson also currently competes for the BYU track and field team as a shot putter.