Things you should know today: 12/4/17

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Trump to scale back 2 national monuments in trip to Utah

FILE – In this undated file photo, the Upper Gulch section of the Escalante Canyons within Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument features sheer sandstone walls, broken occasionally by tributary canyons. Utah has long stood out for going far beyond other Western states in trying to get back control of its federally protected lands. When President Donald Trump on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, announces he’s going to shrink two national monuments in the state, his warm welcome will stand out in a region that is normally protective of its parks and monuments. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)

 

President Trump is expected to officially announce plans to scale back two Utah national monuments during his visit to Salt Lake on Monday. Both Trump and Utah’s Republican leaders believe the monuments locked up too much federal land.

 

Stealth jets, other aircraft fly in US, South Korean drills

CORRECTS TO REMOVE REFERENCE TO BIGGEST-EVER JOINT EXERCISE – A U.S. Air Force U-2s spy plane prepares to land at the Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Hundreds of aircrafts including two dozen stealth jets began training Monday as the United States and South Korea launched their combined air force exercise. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

 

The United States and South Korea are undertaking joint exercises as hundreds of aircraft have taken to the skies for practice. The exercises are taking place just a week after North Korea tested one of its most powerful missiles yet.

 

Trump offers full support for embattled Republican Roy Moore

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FILE – In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala. In the face of sexual misconduct allegations, Moore’s U.S. Senate campaign has been punctuated by tense moments and long stretches without public appearances. Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat in the Dec. 12 election. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

 

President Trump endorsed controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday looking past his sexual misconduct allegations and citing the fact that his vote is necessary in Congress.

 

Physicist Brian Greene breaks down time travel

Need a re-do? Brian Greene explains wormholes and their theoretical impact on possible time travel.

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