Things you should know today: 4/4/18


China lists $50 billion of U.S. goods it might hit with 25 percent tariff

Andy Wong
Chinese Finance Vice Minister Zhu Guangyao speaks during a press conference on Sino-US trade issues at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. China on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, vowed to take measures of the “same strength” in response to a proposed U.S. tariff hike on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods in a spiraling dispute over technology policy that has fueled fears it might set back a global economic recovery. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Chinese Finance Vice Minister Zhu Guangyap announced Wednesday that China would respond with measures of the “same strength” as trade relations between the U.S. and China become increasingly tense. This move from China comes after the U.S. released a list of goods subject to tariff increases, many of which are seen as staples in Chinese economy.

Trump advisers urge against hasty U.S. retreat from Syria

Hussein Malla
FILE — In this Saturday, March 31, 2018 file photo, Syrian boys, right, sit on a pickup truck as they travel next to a U.S. vehicle, on a road leading to the tense front line with Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. President Donald Trump expects to decide “very quickly” whether to remove U.S. troops from war-torn Syria, saying their primary mission was to defeat the Islamic State group and “we’ve almost completed that task.” (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Despite President Trump’s clear desire to pull troops out of Syria as soon as possible, his advisers suggested that he avoid pulling troops out too quickly. Trump will meet with advisers to discuss U.S. presence in Syria as well as $200 million to  be used for stabilization efforts in Syria.

Speeches, marches mark Martin Luther King anniversary

Mark Humphrey
People gather for events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. King was assassinated April 4, 1968, while in Memphis supporting striking sanitation workers. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

April 4 marks 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. King’s family. Admirers commemorated King from Memphis to Atlanta with speeches, marches, protests and singing. In Atlanta, King’s daughter Rev. Bernice King moderated an awards ceremony in honor of her father.

Today’s viral video features a small donkey named Tiny Tim who thinks he is a dog.

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