Things you should know today: 3/14/2018

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Students to walk out nationwide protesting gun violence

Craig F. Walker
FILE – In this Feb. 28, 2018, file photo, Somerville High School students sit on the sidewalk on Highland Avenue during a student walkout at the school in Somerville, Mass. A large-scale, coordinated demonstration is planned for Wednesday, March 14, when organizers have called for a 17-minute school walkout nationwide to protest gun violence. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via AP, File)

The walkouts were loosely planned by a branch of the Women’s March organizers. The protests will take place from 10 a.m. to 10:17 a.m. in local time, one minute for each victim of the Parkland High School shooting. Students in Utah are protesting on BYU and UVU campuses and several different high schools.

A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist

DENIS FARRELL
FILE – In this Thursday, May 15, 2008 file photo former South African President Nelson Mandela, right, meets with British scientist Professor Stephen Hawking, left, in Johannesburg. Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell, File)

Stephen Hawking lived with the degenerative disease ALS for more than 50 years, even though doctors initially gave him only a few years to live after his diagnosis at the age of 21. Hawking was 76 years old and made major contributions to the scientific field.

The Latest: Activists: Syrian bombs kill 20 in rebel enclave

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a Syrian government forces soldier, left, helping a civilian who fled from fighting between the Syrian government forces and rebels, at an army checkpoint, in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Tuesday March 13, 2018. The Syrian government and the Russian military have set up a corridor outside eastern Ghouta to arrange the evacuation from the area which is home to some 400,000 people. (SANA via AP)

This week will mark the eighth year of the Syrian conflict.

22 witty and inspiring Albert Einstein quotes

Three portraits of Albert Einstein were taken in Princeton, USA, in March 1953. Einstein was born at Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879.

It’s pie day, but did you know it’s also Albert Einstein’s birthday? Deseret News rounded up 22 quotes from the famous scientist on a wide range of topics.

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