Things you should know today: 4/12/18


Trump: Syria attack ‘very soon or not so soon at all!’

Evan Vucci
FILE – In this April 10, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens as he meets in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington. Trump said Thursday, April 12, that an attack on Syria could take place “very soon or not so soon at all!” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

President Trump tweeted a statement Thursday about a possible attack on Syria that could be “very soon or not so soon at all!” The president attempted to clarify a tweet about an attack he sent out on Wednesday by claiming he never said when the attack would happen.

McCarthy, Scalise are likely contenders for House speaker

FILE – In this March 6, 2018, file photo, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise speaks at the 2018 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington. Some say it could be a fight between West and South. Or a battle for President Donald Trump’s affections. Or a test of who can woo conservatives. But one thing is clear: If the showdown between California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Scalise for the position of House speaker is a popularity contest, it will be tight.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday he would not be seeking re-election in November. California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise appear to be the initial frontrunners for the position.

California to join Guard border mission, but with condition

John Mone
In this April 10, 2018 frame from video, a National Guard troop watches over Rio Grande River on the border in Roma, Texas. The deployment of National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border at President Donald Trump’s request was underway Tuesday with a gradual ramp-up of troops under orders to help curb illegal immigration. (AP Photo/John Mone)

California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border after President Trump’s call for support. Brown said the National Guard will not be involved in immigration enforcement but will fight against criminal gangs and drug and firearm smugglers.

Anchorage voters first in the nation to reject bathroom bill

Mark Thiessen
In this photo taken Monday, April 9, 2018, Lillian Lennon poses for a photo in Anchorage, Alaska. Lennon, a transgender teenager, was a field organizer who helped defeat a bathroom bill before Anchorage voters this month, the first-ever defeat of such a bill by voters in an election. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Anchorage voters are the first in the U.S. to repeal an ordinance that required people to use bathrooms and locker rooms according to their gender at birth. The ordinance passed in 2015 and prevented transgender people from using public bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identities.

Today is National Grilled Cheese Day

Today is National Grilled Cheese Day, so it’s only fitting to watch this video of people trying the world’s most expensive grilled cheese.

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