April 3, 2018: What to Know 

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  • President Donald Trump went on another Twitter tirade this morning and he returned to a familiar topic: immigration. The New York Times reports that Trump continued to push a report that a "caravan" of Hondurans were headed to the U.S. It turns out that the "caravans" date back at least five years and are an annual protest of violence and poverty in the participants' homelands. In the same tweet, Trump also threatens to cut foreign aid to Honduras.
  • Meanwhile, the President had a bit of difficulty this morning while trying to describe the White House. Trump stood on the balcony of the White House, welcoming hundreds of children to the annual Easter Egg Roll when he said, "I want to thank the White House Historical Association and all of the people that work so hard with (First Lady) Melania, with everybody, to keep this incredible house or building, or whatever you want to call it — because there really is no name for it; it is special — and we keep it in tip-top shape. We call it sometimes tippy-top shape. And it’s a great, great place.”

  • The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that a Nampa police officer has been fired after being accused of filing a false report to obtain prescription pills. 39-year-old Jarad Webb was arrested last week and charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and lying to law enforcement. Following an internal investigation, Webb has been fired from NPD. His next court appearance is set for Thursday, April 5.

  • There are some things food nutritionists will never eat, even in a weak moment. The Food Network has a list of foods and beverages that nutritionists say we should all steer clear of: For example, nutritionist and author Sharon Palmer says he won't go near diet soda. Jonathan Valdez, owner of Genki Nutrition, says coconut milk ice cream "has lower protein content" than regular ice cream "and the hype for using coconut oil is overrated." And nutritionist Sherry Collins says she never eats commercially grown bean sprouts "because they're so prone to bacterial contamination."
  • There's rich, very rich and then there's Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Prince hasn't just booked a room at the Four Seasons Los Angeles; he's reserved the entire hotel this week. The Hollywood Reporter says the 16-story hotel charge anywhere from $625 (a standard room) to $10,000 (the presidential suite) per night.

  • One of the wildest men's basketball tournaments in NCAA history came to a close last night with the Villanova defeating Michigan 79 to 62. It's the second national championship in three years for Villanova. The TBS broadcast ended with a decades-old tradition: an emotion-packed montage of this year's March Madness, set to the song, "One Shining Moment."

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