Things you should know today: 4/6/18


Guard’s last border deployments offer clues to the future

In this Monday, June 5, 2006, file photo, Utah National Guard troops from the 116th Construction Equipment Support Company, the first National Guard unit along the border as part of Operation Jump Start, prepare to extend a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in San Luis, Ariz. In 2018, the U.S. National Guard faces a vastly different environment than it did on its last two deployments to the border with Mexico, with far fewer illegal crossings and more Central Americans than Mexicans coming. (AP Photo/Khampha Bouaphanh, File)

Trump recently ordered U.S. National Guard troops to the border for the purpose of stopping drug trafficking and illegal immigrants. The last time extra security was sent to the border was from 2010 to 2011.

China vows to ‘counterattack’ US as trade spat worsens

In this March. 29, 2018 photo, container ships is docked at the Yangshan port in Shanghai. President Donald Trump has instructed the U.S. trade representative to consider slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in a dramatic escalation of the trade dispute between the two countries. The news comes a day after Beijing announced plans to tax $50 billion in U.S. products, including soybeans and small aircraft, in response to a U.S. move earlier this week to slap tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports. (AP Photo)

China said they will “counterattack with great strength” if President Trump raises U.S. tariffs on an additional $100 billion worth of Chinese goods.

Facebook says it should have audited Cambridge Analytica

In this Jan. 22, 2018 file photo, Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg attends a meeting with France’s President Emmanuel Macron, during the “Choose France” summit, at the Chateau de Versailles, outside Paris. Sandberg says Facebook should have conducted an audit after learning that a political consultancy’s improperly accessed user data nearly three years ago. The company’s chief operating officer told NBC’s Today show, Friday, April 6, that Facebook is now undertaking that audit. Sandberg said that at the time, Facebook received legal assurances that Cambridge Analytica had deleted the improperly obtained information.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool, File)

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said the company should have conducted an audit after learning that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user data nearly three years ago.


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