PITTSBURGH: FUNERALS AND PROTESTS
The first funerals for victims of Saturday's deadly Pittsburgh mass shooting were held today in that grief-stricken city. Eleven -- mostly elderly --congregants of the Tree Of Life synagogue -- were shot to death on Saturday by a man shouting anti-Semitic phrases. President Trump's planned visit there today has raised tensions -- with protestors accusing him of fueling extremists. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says it's "outrageous" to suggest that any of Trump's rhetoric is to blame for the shooting. No word on who the President will meet with during his visit today -- but Pittsburgh's mayor has said he will not appear with Trump. Read on.
BIRTHRIGHT OR WRONG?
President Trump says he's ready to issue an executive order to end birthright citizenship for some babies born in the United States. The current, 150-year-old constitutional standard allows that anyone born in the U.S. to be automatically given American citizenship. Groups in favor of stricter immigration laws have historically lobbied for this change. If signed, Trump's order would likely face immediate legal challenges -- and potentially end up in the hands of the Supreme Court.
(THE BIG) APPLE
Silicon Valley got the slip as Apple showcased its latest wares and updates in Brooklyn this morning. What's new? FaceTime now has a group feature (great, but we won't use that much, and our kids already do that on Houseparty). We ARE excited to see there will be new emoji (plural!) coming down the pike, though. The big reveal was the redesigned iPad Pro -- which has swapped out a home button for Face ID. Techies seem to be stoked, but will you be?
HAS ANYONE SEEN WHERE THOMAS THE TRAIN WENT?
Raise your hand if you've lost track of your child while trick-or-treating. It's happened to one of us (33% ain't bad, right?). It was getting dark, other parents were saying hello on the street, and a certain pack of Star Wars characters was breaking world records hitting house after house at warp speed. Even with a happy ending, the stress is unforgettable. Fortunately, technology saves the day again. CHECK OUT these ideas on keeping tabs on your kids. And CLICK HERE for a fun way to find the best trick-or-treating spots in your area!
THIS LITTLE PIGGY STAYED HOME...
Check out the piece we wrote for the Today Parenting Team about the mixed emotions one of us felt when her oldest decided her Trick-or-Treating Days were over this year. READ And, the creative way she and her crew chose to spend the day. READ
YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE YOUTH!
Remember Tom Cruise in "A Few Good Men?" That was 26 years ago, but rumor has it, he hasn't aged much since then. What's his secret? Sources say it includes things we do (including face masks and skin potions... sign us up!), and things most of us don't do (daily three-hour workouts... no thanks). There's got to be more to it, right? Read on and find out.
I ain't afraid of no ghost (or playlist)! Alright then. Get in the spirit with our Halloween medley. You'll have to
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