Things you should know today: 10/5/18


Muslims pray for strength in quake-hit Indonesian city

A man is silhouetted as he scavenges for usable items at a tsunami-ravaged area in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Friday, Oct. 5. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the city on Sept. 28, triggering a tsunami and mud slides that killed a large number of people and displaced tens of thousands others. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

The past week has been one of grief for residents of Palu, Indonesia, where an earthquake and tsunami have killed over 1,500 people. Residents and rescuers are still looking for survivors in collapsed and buried buildings, but many residents are losing hope.

Immigrants cheer ruling that lets them keep protected status

This May 21, 2017, photo provided by Hiwaida Elarabi and Iman Ahmed shows Elarabi at a graduation ceremony in Medford, Massachusetts. When Elarabi, a Sudanese immigrant, learned the U.S. government was ending the temporary protected status that allowed her to live and work in the country legally for two decades, she sold off the restaurant that had been her life’s dream. (Iman Ahmed/Courtesy of Hiwaida Elarabi via AP)

Immigrants are celebrating after U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco blocked the Trump Administration’s plans to end the temporary protected status of thousands of immigrants. Those who oppose Chen’s ruling say it “usurps the role of the executive branch.”

Melania Trump dances to African beat, feeds baby elephants

First lady Melania Trump holds a baby as she visits the Nest Orphanage in Limuru, Kenya, Friday, Oct. 5. Mrs. Trump is on her first-ever visit to Africa and her first extended solo international trip as first lady. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First lady Melania Trump visited an orphanage in Kenya on Friday, Oct. 5, where she interacted with orphaned children and highlighted conservation efforts by feeding baby elephants at Nairobi National Park. The trip is Mrs. Trump’s first to Africa, and her first extended solo international trip as first lady.

Marshmello ft. Bastille – Happier

Marshmello’s new music video featuring Bastille, “Happier,” follows an emotional story that tackles issues of bullying and loss. The music video was released on Sept. 24 and has since received almost 17 million views.

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