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5 things you need to know Friday - USA Today

5 things you need to know Friday – USA Today

Kevin Palmer of Goshen, Connecticut, holds Michele Mathews on his shoulders as she makes a rubbing of where Palmer’s uncle, Douglas Palmer’s name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial the day after Veterans Day, Nov. 12, 2012, in Washington, D.

C.(Photo: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)

Veterans Day observances get underway

As you get ready for the weekend, keep in mind that with Veterans Day (always on Nov.

11) falling on a Saturday this year, many government agencies and other entities will be closed Friday. Non-essential federal offices, federal courts and most state offices will be closed.

National Parks, however, will be open on Friday and will have free entrance on Saturday and Sunday. Post offices and the vast majority of banks will be open on Friday but closed on Saturday.

If you have the day off, you might want to take advantage of the deals being offered by stores and restaurants.

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unfairly with their trade policies.Claiming that trading partners are not playing by the rules — but not citing any by name — Trump pledged at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit to crack down on closed markets, currency manipulation and intellectual property theft.

 As he did in ChinaTrump said he did not blame other countries for taking advantage of the United States — he blamed previous administrations.  

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President Donald Trump, right, and first lady Melania Trump, left, pose for a photo as they tour the Forbidden City, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Beijing, China.

Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ORG XMIT: TKSK323 
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with families of Japanese abducted by North Korea in Tokyo Nov.

6, 2017. They are, from left in front row, Hitomi Soga, Shigeo Iizuka, Abe’s wife Akie, Abe, Trump, U.

S. first lady Melania, Sakie Yokota and Akihiro Arimura.

 
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First lady Melania Trump, and her Japanese counterpart Akie Abe, third from right, listen to sales manager Hajime Fukuju, left, during their visit Nov. 5, 2017, to Mikimoto Ginza Main Store, Japan’s pearl jewelry maker, at the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo.

 
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President Trump, center, salutes, with first lady Melania Trump, top right, uoon arrival at the U.S.

Yokota Air Base. On his first to Asia, Trump will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and Philippines for summits of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

 
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N. and NATO officials and a handful of nuclear powers at the conference, is expected to add his voice to a campaign that produced a new U.

N. treaty calling for the elimination of atomic weapons.

 The conference comes days after President Trump called on all countries to increase economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea and demand that the reclusive nation give up its nuclear weapons. 

Amid growing scandals, men’s college basketball season tips off!

The 2017-18 men’s college basketball season is officially here and tips off Friday, and much of the attention will naturally shift from FBI indictments and player arrests in China to actual games.

In action Friday are the top six rated teams in the USA TODAY Sports’ preseason coaches poll. Our experts have preseason All-American picks and a projected tournament bracket.

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Taylor Swift fans are still buzzing on social media Friday after the music superstar dropped her new album, Reputation, shortly before midnight on Thursday.

The album is already shaping up to be a huge hit. The pop princess’ sixth album has already sold more than 400,000 pre-orders, according to reports.

That’s double the pre-orders of her last album, the Grammy-winning 1989. Swift has already released four songs from Reputation including Look What You Made Me Do, Ready For It?, Gorgeous and most recently, Call It What You Want.

Wednesday night, Swift earned her 12th Country Music Association Award, taking home song of the year for writing Little Big Town’s Better Man. 

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