Things you should know today: 10/24/2017

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GOP senator, Trump feud ahead of Senate Republican lunch 

Jacquelyn Martin
FILE – In a Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks to reporters while heading to vote on budget amendments, in Washington. Rep. Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn., on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, announced in a statement to media his bid to succeed Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn, an outspoken critic of President Trump, engaged in a Twitter battle with the president. The online feud comes in light of the Republican lunch with Trump to be held soon to discuss overhauling the tax code.

Sen. Bob. Corker, R-Tenn., an outspoken critic of President Trump, engaged in a Twitter battle with the president Tuesday. The online feud comes in light of the Republican lunch with Trump that will be held to discuss overhauling the tax code.

The Latest: Anne Frank passage to be read before matches

FILE – In this Nov. 29, 1998 file photo, Lazio fans display banners from the stands reading “Auschwitz is Your Homeland. The Ovens are Your Homes” during a Serie A match between Lazio and AS Roma, at Rome’s Olympic stadium. Lazio fans have a long history of racism and anti-Semitism but the Roman club’s supporters established a new low on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 when they littered the Stadio Olimpico with superimposed images of Anne Frank _ the young diarist who died in the Holocaust _ wearing a Roma jersey. (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri, files)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Italian soccer federation has announced that a passage from Anne Frank’s diary will be read at soccer matches this week in response to racist and anti-Semitic actions by soccer club fans. Earlier this week Lazio fans covered the Stadio Olimpico with images of Frank wearing their rival team’s jersey. Lazio fans have a history of anti-Semitism, dating back to 20 years ago when they sported a banner aimed at rivals that read, “Auschwitz Is Your Homeland; The Ovens Are Your Homes.”

Catalan leaders plan legal challenge to Spain’s takeover

Dos personas pasan por delante de un muro con la pintada “Freedom for Catalonia” (“Libertad para Cataluña”) en Barcelona, el 23 de octubre de 2017. (AP Foto/Manu Fernandez)

Catalonian leaders are planning to appeal to the Spanish courts to fight back against Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s aims to get rid of the Catalonian government and curb the region’s parliament. If Catalonia is not successful in Spanish courts, it will turn to international courts.

Trump’s refugee ban ends, new screening rules coming

Ted S. Warren
FILE–In this May 15, 2017, file photo, protesters hold signs during a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, Monday, May 15, 2017, outside a federal courthouse in Seattle. Trump’s six-month worldwide ban on refugees entering the United States is ending as his administration prepares to unveil new screening procedures. A State Department official says the suspension of processing for refugees ended Tuesday, the date set in Trump’s executive order. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

President Donald Trump’s four-month ban on refugees ended Tuesday with no action from the president to extend it. New, more stringent refugee screening procedures are expected to be announced shortly.

Early celebration leads to upset goal

An early celebration on a penalty kick led to some unexpected consequences.

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