Things you should know today: 10/16/18


Pompeo meets Saudi king, prince on writer’s disappearance

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, walks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, after arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday Oct. 16. Pompeo arrived Tuesday in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman over the unexplained disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who vanished two weeks ago during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the King and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia on Oct. 16 about the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the consulate in Istanbul. Pompeo said he was visiting on behalf of President Trump.

Florida families still seek people missing in the hurricane

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File
In this Oct. 11 file photo, Mishelle McPherson looks for her friend Agnes Vicari in the rubble of her home in Mexico Beach, Fla. Vicari stayed in her home during Hurricane Michael and has not been found. The storm that ravaged the Panhandle left incredible destruction, but so far getting a firm grasp on how many died is proving somewhat elusive. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

It’s been almost a week since Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle, but many people are still searching for their loved ones. Officials are unsure about how many people are missing.

Trump lashes out at Warren over DNA test, calls her ‘phony!’

AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File
In this Aug. 8 file photo, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a town hall-style gathering in Woburn. Warren is striking back at President Donald Trump over his constant ridicule of her claim of Native American ancestry, saying comments Trump has made are “creepy.” (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Senator Elizabeth Warren released her DNA test on Oct.15 in an effort to push back against President Donald Trump’s repeated allegations that she is not Native American. The results indicated that Warren has Native American lineage, though the ancestor likely lived six to 10 generations ago. On Twitter, Trump called Warren’s claims to Native American ancestry “a scam and a lie.”

U.S. State Department accidentally sends fake event invite with cat photo 

The U.S. State Department accidentally emailed a fake event invite with a photo of a cat in a cookie monster suit. According to BuzzFeed news, the subject line of the email was “meeting.” The U.S. Embassy in Australia apologized for the mistake.

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