Things you should know today: 9/27/2017


Will Trump allow release of secret JFK assassination papers?

William J. Smith
FILE – In this April 30, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy listens while Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg speaks outside the White House in Washington. The National Archives has until Oct. 26, 2017, to disclose the remaining files related to Kennedy’s Nov. 22, 1963 assassination, unless President Donald Trump intervenes. (AP Photo/William J. Smith, File)

Barring any action from President Trump, the National Archives are expected to disclose any remaining files related to President Kennedy’s 1963 assassination by the end of October.

Trump, GOP tax plan cuts rates, nearly doubles deduction

Evan Vucci
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with members of the House Ways and Means committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The tax plan proposed by President Trump and congressional Republicans seeks to help individuals and corporations by nearly doubling the standard deduction used by most Americans and simplifying the tax system.

Saudi women will be allowed to drive in the kingdom in 2018

FILE – In this Saturday, March 29, 2014 file photo, Aziza Yousef drives a car on a highway in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving. Saudi Arabia says it will allow women to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom. The kingdom, which announced the change on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, was the only the country in the world to bar women from driving and for years had garnered negative publicity internationally for detaining women who defied the ban. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Saudi Arabia remained the only country to forbid women from driving, resulting in a series of advocacy promotions and protests that will pay off next summer when the ban is lifted.

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