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Chip and Joanna Gaines' 'Fixer Upper' farewell

After five seasons, Chip and Joanna Gaines say goodbye to their wildly popular HGTV show, "Fixer Upper."

Posted: Apr 8, 2018 9:24 AM
Updated: Apr 8, 2018 9:26 AM

Stevie Wonder used his Twitter debut to pay tribute to MLK in a very Stevie Wonder way. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)

1. Mexican border

The National Guard is headed to the Mexican border after President Trump for days called for more security there. He made the decision official yesterday, though key details -- like the number of troops, how long they will be deployed, how much it will cost and where they will go -- are still being finalized. Trump said in a memo that the move was in part a response to a surge in attempted border crossings in March, when crossings historically increase as weather improves. That's true, attempts did surge, but otherwise, border crossing numbers have been historically low. A Homeland Security study last fall determined the border was at its most secure ever.

2. YouTube shooting

It appears the woman who opened fire at YouTube headquarters before killing herself was upset over how the platform handled her videos. Police in San Bruno, California, have pinpointed this as a motive, and videos allegedly posted by the shooter before the incident show her accusing the platform of restricting her content. Police also said Nasim Najafi Aghdam practiced shooting at a gun range just hours before the attack. Her brother had warned police that his sister, in his words, "might do something." Police talked with Aghdam hours before the attack -- and say they didn't notice anything disturbing.

3. Facebook

Privacy? What privacy? Facebook said yesterday that Cambridge Analytica, that data firm with ties to President Trump's campaign, may have had information on about 87 million Facebook users without the users' knowledge. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he's "quite confident" that's the high-end estimate. Cambridge Analytica said it's more like 30 million. YOU GUYS. It's still TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.

Starting next week, Facebook will tell people if their information was shared with the data-crunching company. Facebook also admitted that "most people on Facebook" may have had their public profile information scraped by malicious actors and said it's turning off search tools that let users look up people by phone numbers and email addresses, then take profile information. With all these questions swirling about how his company handles user data, Zuckerberg will take questions next week from Congress.

4. Russia investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has taken the unusual step of questioning Russian oligarchs who traveled into the US, stopping at least one and searching his electronic devices when his private jet landed at a New York area airport, according to multiple sources familiar with the inquiry. A second Russian oligarch was stopped during a recent trip to the US, although it is not clear if he was searched, according to a person briefed on the matter.

The approach to Russian oligarchs in recent weeks may reflect that Mueller's team has already obtained records or documents that it has legal jurisdiction over and can get easily, one source said, and now it's a "wish list" to see what other information they can obtain from Russians entering the US or through their voluntary cooperation.

5. Teacher protests

Teachers in several states this week have rallied and walked out to demand better student resources, better pay and better pensions. In Oklahoma, that battle is getting especially heated. The state on Monday approved some raises and school funding -- but only a fraction of what the teachers' union demanded, so thousands of teachers are holding the line. Photos of crumbling books and broken chairs have gone viral on social media, with one image sparking $44,000 in donations. Meantime, Oklahoma GOP Gov. Mary Fallin compared teachers' demands to "a teenage kid that wants a better car." In a now-deleted video, a state rep said he has fought for teachers but would not vote "for another stinking measure when (teachers) are acting the way they are acting."

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Facebook glitch temporarily disables Tinder, causing panic among daters

"Daters" is a generous word here. We know what y'all are doing on there.

HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' has ended its popular run 

Thankfully, there are about 80 other HGTV home shows starring attractive couples just waiting to fill us with the same feeling of crushing inadequacy.

Speaking of, home buying is going to be especially hard this spring

This is definitely HGTV's fault. 

Could NASA's X-plane resurrect supersonic air travel? 

"I'm leavin', on an X-plane" does have a certain ring to it. 

Female soccer players will attempt to set the record for the lowest-altitude game ever played, near the Dead Sea, after setting the record for the highest game ever played, on Mount Kilimanjaro

Psh, slackers. 

TODAY'S NUMBER

$50 billion

The value of US exports on which China said it will slap tariffs. It was China's response to a US tariff proposal on its goods. President Trump insists this is not a trade war.

TODAY'S QUOTE

"I'm to the point where I no longer am calling this an accident; I'm calling it a crime."

Mendocino County, California Sheriff Tom Allman, talking on HLN about the investigation into the death of at least five family members last week after their SUV went over a cliff

AND FINALLY

Dream vacation

Relaxing at the end of the world AND getting to meet a curious little friend? Yes, please and thank you. (Click here to view.)

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 51079

Reported Deaths: 2756
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion12019693
Lake5588248
Elkhart353959
Allen2939134
St. Joseph210669
Hamilton1691101
Cass16449
Hendricks1454100
Johnson1340118
Porter82638
Tippecanoe7709
Vanderburgh7276
Clark69544
Madison67464
LaPorte61628
Howard59858
Bartholomew59745
Kosciusko5754
Marshall5449
Noble51328
LaGrange4849
Boone48244
Jackson4783
Delaware47152
Hancock46736
Shelby45425
Floyd40644
Morgan34231
Monroe34028
Grant31826
Dubois3046
Henry30018
Montgomery29720
Clinton2903
White27410
Dearborn25823
Decatur25632
Lawrence25225
Vigo2528
Warrick25029
Harrison21722
Greene19432
Miami1932
Jennings17912
Putnam1738
DeKalb1694
Scott1649
Wayne1546
Daviess15017
Perry14710
Orange13723
Steuben1362
Jasper1352
Ripley1307
Franklin1278
Gibson1202
Wabash1162
Carroll1142
Fayette1067
Whitley1066
Starke1043
Newton10010
Huntington942
Jefferson862
Wells821
Randolph794
Fulton731
Knox710
Jay700
Washington681
Pulaski661
Clay645
Rush613
Posey570
Spencer541
Owen521
Benton510
Sullivan501
Adams491
Brown431
Blackford402
Fountain352
Crawford330
Switzerland320
Tipton321
Parke270
Martin260
Ohio230
Vermillion200
Warren151
Union140
Pike110
Unassigned0193

Ohio Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 64214

Reported Deaths: 3036
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Franklin11724445
Cuyahoga8979393
Hamilton6781207
Lucas2952305
Marion274539
Montgomery244035
Summit2327209
Pickaway222241
Mahoning1928239
Butler182147
Columbiana137860
Stark1214114
Lorain112069
Trumbull104578
Warren97725
Clark80010
Delaware69815
Fairfield66717
Tuscarawas60410
Lake58923
Medina58232
Belmont56922
Licking56812
Miami50631
Portage49259
Wood48851
Clermont4737
Ashtabula44744
Geauga42543
Wayne37253
Richland3715
Allen35641
Greene3439
Mercer29910
Erie27122
Holmes2595
Darke25626
Huron2402
Madison2169
Ottawa17324
Sandusky16015
Washington14620
Ross1443
Coshocton1423
Athens1391
Crawford1385
Putnam13715
Hardin12312
Morrow1201
Auglaize1094
Jefferson1092
Muskingum1001
Union931
Preble901
Monroe8917
Hancock861
Lawrence830
Guernsey823
Clinton811
Hocking809
Williams762
Shelby744
Logan711
Ashland672
Carroll673
Fulton670
Scioto670
Wyandot635
Brown611
Fayette550
Defiance533
Knox531
Champaign511
Highland501
Van Wert471
Perry441
Seneca412
Henry330
Paulding300
Jackson280
Pike280
Adams261
Vinton232
Gallia201
Noble140
Harrison131
Meigs130
Morgan110
Unassigned00
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