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April 25, 2018: What to Know 

By April 25, 2018April 30th, 2018No Comments


  • President Trump hosted French President Emmanuel Macron at an official White House State Dinner, Trump’s first, Tuesday night. In his toast, Trump said, “May our friendship grow even deeper, may our kinship grow even stronger and may our sacred liberty never die.” That said, NPR reports that Trump and Macron, while both political outsiders, have plenty of differences: the Iran nuclear agreement and the Paris Climate Accord, to name two.

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  • Boise Mayor Dave Bieter has joined local and national officials in proclaiming today Denim Day in the City of Boise. The Women’s and Children’s Alliance is partnering with a number of other local organizations to bring awareness to sexual assault and the danger of victim-blaming. Denim is worn in reference to an Italian sexual assault case from 1992 in which a rape conviction was overturned by Italian Supreme Court Justices who felt that because the 18-year-old victim was wearing tight jeans, she was implying consent.
  • Dylan McWilliams, 20, may be the unluckiest man on the planet. He has been bitten by a shark, attacked by a bear and bitten by a rattlesnake—all in just over three years. National Geographic says the odds of all of that happening to anyone are 893 quadrillion to one.
  • Speaking of long odds, the Idaho Steelheads have dug themselves out of a major hole, defeating the Allen Americans last night 6-3. After falling into a 3-0 hole in the best of series, the Steelheads have tied things up and now face a deciding Game 7 against the Americans tonight at CenturyLink Arena in Boise. The puck drops at 7 p.m.
  • Early reviews are out for the much-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, which opens this Friday, April 27. Variety writes that the film is a “sleekly witty action opera.” Indiwire says, the movie “contains the most dramatic cliffhanger of any major blockbuster since The Empire Strikes Back.” But Vanity Fair says, “The story will conclude next year with a part-two film, which gives Infinity War a slightly unsatisfying tang.”
  • The big news at CinemaCon, the annual confab of U.S. cinema owners, is that Disney dazzled the gathering with exclusive sneak-peeks of its new live-action adaptations of The Lion King, Dumbo and Aladdin, all opening in 2019. Variety reports that The Lion King will open next July, 25 years after the original. Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton, stars Danny DeVito and Michael Keaton. And the new Aladdin stars Will Smith as the Genie.


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