Things you should know today: 10/30/18


Rampage victims’ funerals begin as Trump heads to Pittsburgh

A woman places a stone, Monday, Oct. 29, on a memorial outside the Tree of Life Synagogue, to one of the 11 people killed when a gunman opened fire during worship at the temple on Saturday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are headed to Pittsburgh in wake of the synagogue shooting that left 11 dead on Saturday, Oct. 27. While the leader of the Tree of Life synagogue has welcomed the president, some local Democratic leaders have asked him not to come.

Trump: End birthright citizenship for some US-born babies

In this Oct. 27, file photo, President Donald Trump pauses while speaking at a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill. Trump says he wants to order the end of the constitutional right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born in the United States. The president’s comments to “Axios on HBO” come amid a renewed push for hardline immigration policies in the lead-up to the midterm elections. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Trump told “Axios on HBO” he wants to issue an executive order to end birthright citizenship for children of non-citizens. Some legal experts agree the executive order is an option, while others say the move would require a constitutional amendment.

Farmers fear it will take years to recover from storm strike

In this Tuesday, Oct. 16 photo pecan trees lay damaged by Hurricane Michael at Pecan Ridge Plantation in Bainbridge, Ga. When Hurricane Michael tore through Georgia’s cotton crop, it set in motion a grim future for rural areas that depend on agriculture. Farmers say south Georgia is now in for a long-lasting struggle that will be felt in many small towns that are built on agriculture. Statewide, officials estimate the storm caused $550 to $600 million in damage to Georgia’s cotton crop. (Hyosub Shin /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Hurricane Michael was especially devastating in poorer agricultural regions of Georgia and Florida. The hurricane damage to Georgia’s agriculture industry reached $3 billion, according to Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black.

Utah has the highest share of trick-or-treaters, DC has the lowest

Utah has the highest share of trick-or-treaters in the country, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. With Halloween tomorrow, trick-or-treaters will be out and ready for candy in Utah neighborhoods.

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