Things you should know today: 8/3/17


Judge: Bennett’s son can join Utah race to replace Chaffetz

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Jim Bennett speaks to reporters during a news conference at the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo)

A federal judge ruled on Wednesday, Aug. 2 that Jim Bennet, son of late U.S. Sen. Bob Bennet, be allowed on the November ballot in the special election to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress. Utah state officials are against the decision but say they won’t appeal it.


No lie, says Sanders: Trump got praise from Mexico, Scouts

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, watches as White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller calls on a reporter during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (AP Photo)

The latest attack at President Donald Trump’s credibility questioned the compliments Trump described receiving from the Mexcian president and the Boy Scouts. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the compliments did happen, just not on the phone as Trump had claimed.

GOP plan to slash legal immigration wins Trump’s support

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President Donald Trump, flanked by Sen. Tom Cotton, R- Ark., left, and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, during the unveiling of legislation that would place new limits on legal immigration. (AP Photo)

President Donald Trump works with Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia to propose legislation to reduce legal immigration. The new legislation aims to replace current processes for obtaining legal permanent residency with a skills-based point system for employment visas.

Nerf Slip and Slide Battle | Dude Perfect

Five friends that met while attending Texas A&M have become YouTube sensations with videos of epic trick shots and other challenges. The friends call themselves “Dude Perfect” and are located in Texas. They’re open about their belief in Jesus Christ and try to glorify him in what they do. “Nerf Slip and Slide Battle” is their most recent video.

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