Things you should know today: 5/7/18


    Slain teens honored at Florida high school’s senior prom

    Pedro Portal
    In this May 5, 2018 photo, Nicolette Miciotta and Carley Ogozaly display the name of their best friend Meadow Pollack to honor her as they get ready for the prom in Parkland, Fla. Meadow Pollack was one of the four Florida high school seniors slain in a mass shooting honored by classmates celebrating senior prom. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)

    The Feb. 14 Parkland massacre included four Marjory Stoneman Douglas seniors among victims. At first, the school considered canceling the prom, but donations from local businesses lowered costs for the event. Students honored victims in various ways.

    Twins born on ‘Star Wars’ Day named after movie characters

    An Ogden couple gave their children the middle names of “Luke” and “Leia” and decorated their nursery with a Star Wars theme.

    Military seeks to limit Congress on fixing child sex assault

    FILE – This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Military officials want to limit congressional efforts to address sexual assaults among service members’ children, even as new data show the problem is larger than previously acknowledged. Members of Congress demanded answers after an Associated Press investigation revealed that many reports of child-on-child sexual violence on military installations languish in a dead zone of justice. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    An AP investigation revealed the problem child-on-child sexual violence on military bases and at Pentagon-run schools is larger than previously known. While a few members of Congress have drafted legislation to address this problem, military officials have lobbied for the time and opportunity to address it themselves.

    Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ MV highlights gun violence, racism

    [vc_video link=””]During Saturday Night Live’s cold open, host Donald Glover starred in a music video featuring a Childish Gambino song. The video has sparked various reactions on Twitter and has over 17 million views on YouTube. Watch the full video here.


    This week kicks of Teacher Appreciation Week. Trending hashtags on Twitter also include #ThankATeacher.

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