Need2Know: Friday News Roundup

August 10, 2018

These are the headlines you Need2Know:

  • Tamer Hurricane Season Expected: The 2018 hurricane season is shaping up to be "below-normal.” Experts with NOAA now predict nine to 13 named storms ー maybe only two major hurricanes of Category 3 strength or higher. Last year there were 17 named storms, and three major hurricanes hit U.S. soil. For more on the condition of the storm, click here.

  • Space Forces Needs a Logo and a Release Date: Vice President Mike Pence says the Pentagon is working to create Space Force, a sixth armed service to beef up military capabilities in space and help protect satellites. The biggest rivals in space are China and Russia. Congress needs to authorize and fund the force. Vote on the logo here, and read more here.

  • New NFL Season, More Protests: Several players took a knee, raised their fists or stayed off the field during the national anthem at last night’s preseason games. The NFL recently announced a policy that all players must stand for the national anthem, or remain in the locker room without penalty. But that policy is currently on hold. For more on this story, click here.

  • A Potential 2020 Run for Stormy Daniels's Lawyer: Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the adult entertainment start Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, said he might run for president. Known as one of President Trump’s most outspoken critics in his capacity as Clifford's lawyer, Avenatti has also discussed his interest in challenging Trump on policies such as immigration. For more, check out POLITICO.

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