Things you should know today: 10/10/2017

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Wildfires ravage Northern California with shocking speed

Marcio Jose Sanchez
Napa City firefighter Hattie Borg hoses down a fire-ravaged home Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

 

Wildfires have devastated parts of Northern California leaving at least ten dead and over 100 injured.

Monument sought to recognize blacks who served Confederacy

Sarah Welliver
FILE- In this July 1, 2012, file photo, from left, Freddie Meyer, great-great grandson of Robert Smalls, places a wreath in front of Smalls’ grave with help from fellow descendant Carolyn Meyer-Little and Edgar Williams during the reunion near Tabernacle Baptist Church in Beaufort, S.C. State Reps. Bill Chumley and Mike Burns said Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, that they want to recognize African-Americans whose courage has been purposely discounted in history books. State Sen. Darrell Jackson said the proposal would “open up wounds,” not bring people together. Jackson and Sen. Greg Gregory last month announced their proposal to memorialize Smalls with the first monument on Statehouse grounds to honor an individual African-American. (Sarah Welliver/The Beaufort Gazette via AP)

 

South Carolinian blacks who served in the Confederate military, many of whom were slaves pressed into service, would be memorialized with a Statehouse monument according to a new proposal brought forth by two white Republican lawmakers.

Trump says US should change tax law to punish NFL

Matt York
FILE – In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, the Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, center, take a knee prior to the national anthem and an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. ESPN anchor Jemele Hill has been suspended by the network for two weeks for making political statements on social media. Hill, who is African-American, received criticism from the network last month after referring to President Donald Trump as a “white supremacist.” On Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, Hill targeted Jerry Jones, after the Dallas Cowboys owner stated that players who disrespect the flag would not play for his team. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

 

President Trump is calling for a change to tax law that would allow organizations like the NFL to be punished if it continues to allow its players to “disrespect” the flag and national anthem.

The Latest: EU urges Catalan leader not to divide Spain

Emilio Morenatti
Spanish police officers stand guard at the entrance to the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017. Crowds were expected to gather ahead of Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont’s planned address to the Catalan parliament on Tuesday evening in a session that some have portrayed as the staging of an independence declaration for the northeastern region of 7.5 million, although others have said the move would only be symbolic. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

 

Senior officials in the European Union have urged Catalan leaders to step away from their call to independence.

Final Star Wars trailer released during Monday Night Football

The final trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiered on Monday night and has already gained over 10 million views on YouTube.

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