Things you should know today: 4/2/18


Trump calls for border legislation using ‘nuclear option’

Andrew Harnik
President Donald Trump blows a whistle to start a race for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Trump demanded Monday Congress pass new border legislation using the “Nuclear Option if necessary.” The “nuclear option” would consist of changing Senate rules to end the filibuster. Trump blames Democrats for failing “Dreamers.”

Martin Luther King Jr.’s work still resonates across Africa

Chris Marais
In this undated photo supplied by the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. on display at the embassy in Pretoria South Africa. The name of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. can be found across Africa on streets, schools, even a bridge in Burkina Faso. It is a measure of the influence of the American civil rights leader who was shot dead 50 years ago after speaking out against injustices at home and abroad. (Chris Marais/US Embassy South Africa via AP)

Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, his work and his “dream” continues to influence Africa. The civil rights movement as led by King paralleled the anti-apartheid movement in Africa at the time.

Free high-capacity magazines given out at gun rights rally

Lisa Rathke
Rob Curtis, executive editor of a firearms magazine, hands out 30-round magazines at a gun rights event outside the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., on Saturday, March 31, 2018, to oppose gun restriction legislation passed by the Legislature the previous day. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Hundreds of people turned out Saturday to protest a package of gun restrictions set to be signed into law.

Historic changes made during General Conference

Several major announcements were made this past weekend during the April 2018 session of General Conference. Here is our initial coverage of the announcements:

Two new members of LDS Quorum of the Twelve announced

High priests, elders quorums combined

LDS Church replaces home and visiting teaching with ‘ministering’

7 new LDS temples announced



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