Things you should know today: 10/1/18

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Roads blocked, students strike a year after Catalonia vote

Pro-independence demonstrators march along the Passeig de Gracia avenue in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 1. Activists advocating for Catalonia’s secession from Spain blocked major highways, train lines and avenues across the northeastern region Monday, one year after a banned referendum crushed by police failed to deliver an independent state. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

One year after the Spanish government voted against Catalonia’s independence, students are boycotting their classes and protesting in the streets. Thousands of students marched in Barcelona on Oct. 1, blocking major roadways and high-speed railway traffic.

James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel for cancer research

The Nobel prize laureate in medicine or physiology 2018 is shown on the screen as James P Allison, left, and Tasuku Honjo, during the presentation at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday Oct. 1. The citation for this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine says the two honorees developed therapies for treating cancer. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)

James P. Allison of the University of Texas and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University in Japan won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday, Oct. 1. Allison and Honjo pioneered research into using the immune system to fight cancer.

Yale classmate recalls Kavanaugh as frequent, heavy drinker

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool Image via AP)

One of Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale classmates has come forward saying Kavanaugh’s descriptions of his drinking habits in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee were untruthful.

The Athletes’ Journal features BYU athletes telling their stories

The Athletes’ Journal is a new series that tells the stories of BYU athletes. In the first installment of the series, BYU football player Corbin Kaufusi tells the story of how he joined the BYU football team.

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