April 30, 2018: What to Know 

  • More than 150 migrants, part of a caravan that traveled north from the Mexico-Guatemala border, have reached the U.S. border in hopes of seeking asylum. The New York Times reports that the migrants, many of whom traveled with children, have been told by U.S. immigration officials that their claims of asylum could not be processed in a timely fashion and they would need to remain on the Mexican side of the border. President Donald Trump, appearing at a Michigan rally over the weekend, called the caravan a threat the U.S.

  • click to enlarge ADA COUNTY ELECTIONS
    • Ada County Elections
    With just a bit more than two weeks until Primary Day in Idaho, early voting begins today in Ada and Canyon counties. In Canyon County, voters can cast early ballots at the Canyon County Elections Office on East Chicago Street in Caldwell. In Ada County, early voting is available at Boise and Meridian city halls and the county elections offices on Benjamin Lane. Additionally, Ada County is rolling out its mobile voting unit today with the first visit at the Albertsons on East Avalon Street in Kuna. 
  • Just last week, President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron celebrated friendship between the U.S. and France by planting a tree on the grounds of the White House. But Washington insiders were buzzing over the weekend when the oak sapling went missing. Reuters reports that the tree has been removed and placed in quarantine, because parasites might spread from it to other White House trees.

  • Fortune magazine is confirming what millions of Americans already know: that customers are cutting the cable and turning to television streaming services. Three major U.S. cable companies are reporting dramatic declines in subscribers, according to Fortune.

  • Avengers: Infinity War earned more than $630 million over the weekend, in what was the biggest global movie opening of all time. Variety reports that the Marvel film's domestic take, $250 million, placed it behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when adjusted for inflation.
  • Meanwhile, in the wake of the Avengers game-changer, MoviePass is changing its rules, telling customers that they can no longer use their cards for repeat viewings of the same film. Indiewire.com reports that MoviePass is also ending the benefit of seeing "unlimited" movies," now limiting customers to four films per month.

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