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April 13, 2018: What to Know


  • In what could be a dramatic turnabout, President Donald Trump now says he's looking into rejoining the trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite the fact he opposed the agreement during the 2016 presidential campaign. The New York Times reports that rejoining could benefit many American sectors, but it's a complex task. Officials in Australia, Japan and elsewhere reacted coolly to the idea today.
  • Abundant sunshine was a welcome return visitor to the Treasure Valley this morning. The National Weather Service office in Boise says the weekend forecast is favorable, with Boise highs in the mid-60s on Saturday and approaching 70 degrees on Sunday.
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  • A new study reveals drinking more than five alcoholic beverages per week may dramatically shorten lives, and current guidelines may be placing limits on drinking too high. NBC News reports that the study, published in a recent issue of the medical journal Lancet, concluded that people who consumed more than five drinks per week had higher rates of stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and fatal aortic aneurysms.
  • Following the recent successful reboots of Will & Grace and Roseanne, producers are close to inking a new deal with actors Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt to revive the sitcom Mad About You. Entertainment Weekly reports that one big question remains: where would the new series air? Originally, Mad About You aired on NBC from 1992 to 1999.
  • It looks like the next James Bond film will come sooner than first thought. Vanity Fair reports that actor Daniel Craig has confirmed that his next film is indeed a return to the 007 franchise. Director Danny Boyle says he'd like to start filming in the next several weeks.