Things you should know today: 11/2/18


Protests in Pakistan delay release of Christian woman

Supporters a Pakistani religious party rally to condemn a Supreme Court decision that acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, who spent eight years on death row accused of blasphemy, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 2. The release of Bibi was apparently delayed Friday after talks failed between the government and radical Islamists who want her publicly hanged. Placards read: “release of blasphemous Asia is unacceptable.” (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

A Christian woman in Pakistan’s release was delayed Nov. 2 after discussions failed between government officials and radical Islamists who want her publicly hanged. The woman was sentenced to death for blasphemy eight years ago but acquitted by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

In migrant caravan, kids and parents struggle with long trek

A boy sitting on a bag waits with his mother for a ride on the side of the highway, as they travel with a migrant caravan between Pijijiapan and Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 26. In the migrant caravan currently in southern Mexico, it’s particularly tough for children and families who are trying to keep things together after more than two weeks on the road. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Central American migrants carry children, some as young as a few weeks old, as they caravan between Pijijiapan and Arriaga, Mexico. Both parents and children are at risk of illness, dehydration and other dangers.

US adds robust 250,000 jobs; pay growth fastest since 2009

Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema talks to volunteers at a get-out-the-vote phone bank in Phoenix, Ariz., alongside members of the “Veterans for Sinema” group in this Thursday, Nov. 1 photo. Both major parties are worried about so-called “spoilers” as election day nears. In tight races, third-party candidates can make the difference by drawing away voters who’d otherwise support the Democrat or Republican. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)

The government released a major economic report Friday, Nov. 2, that shows U.S. employers added 250,000 jobs in October and raised average pay by the most in nearly ten years.

Robert Downey Jr. tweets ‘Infinity War’ Halloween decorations

Robert Downey Jr. tweeted a photo of Halloween decorations inspired by a heartbreaking scene from the movie “Infinity War.” The tweet has received more than 61,000 retweets and 300,000 likes.

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