'The Crown's' queen was paid less than prince

Producers of Netflix series "The Crown" say actress Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth, was paid less than co-star Matt Smith, who plays Prince Philip.

Posted: Mar 17, 2018 2:30 PM
Updated: Mar 17, 2018 2:30 PM

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School walkouts

So, what's next after thousands of students across the country walked out of class to protest gun violence? Well, March 24 is the March for Our Lives event in Washington, where students plan to take their concerns directly to lawmakers (though many DC-area students met with Democratic members of Congress during yesterday's walkout). And next month, more protests are planned on the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.

There were so many moving stories and images from the walkout, like the students from Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School -- where 17 people were killed in the shooting that sparked the walkout movement -- who placed hundreds of pinwheels on campus. Students at another school spelled out the word "Enough" with their bodies on a football field. Students in other countries even walked out in solidarity. And then there was Justin Blackman, the only person in his school of 700 students who walked out.

President Trump

President Trump reportedly made a couple of eye-popping statements during his speech at a fundraiser last night in St. Louis. The President said he made up facts during a meeting with Justin Trudeau, according to audio obtained by The Washington Post. Trump said he told the Canadian Prime Minister that the US runs a trade deficit with Canada, even though he had no idea if that was true. Trump also seemed to say the US might pull US troops out of South Korea if he can't get trade concessions from the US ally.

UK and Russia

The UK is kicking out 23 Russian diplomats after the Brits said Russia was responsible for the poisoning of an ex-Russian double agent and his daughter. The diplomats have one week to leave, and UK Prime Minister Theresa May said this is just the start of the retaliation against Russia. It's the single biggest expulsion of Russian diplomats in three decades and will undoubtedly drag UK-Russia relations even lower. Russia called the move a "hostile action" and "an unprecedented gross provocation."

Niger

US troops in Niger were involved in a second firefight there in December, the Pentagon has revealed. In this incident, US and Nigerien fighters in the Lake Chad Basin were attacked by "violent extremists" linked to ISIS. Eleven militants were killed. People still have questions about the other attack involving US troops there in October, when a Green Beret-led team was ambushed, leading to the deaths of four US troops. The US has about 800 troops in Niger, involved in the construction of a new drone base and training local forces.

Toys 'R' Us

Guess we'll all have to grow up, since we can't be Toys 'R' Us kids anymore. The toy store mega-chain will shutter or sell all 735 of its stores in the US. That'll put about 31,000 jobs in limbo. So, what happened to the once-thriving retailer best known for the "I'm a Toys 'R' Us Kid" jingle? First, Wal-Mart and Target started encroaching on its turf. Then, Amazon came along and pretty much finished it. Toys 'R' Us filed for bankruptcy last fall to try to save itself, but it was too little, too late. We're not sure what will happen to the chain's stores outside the US, which it said are still on solid footing.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

Dog days

First, a dog on one of United's planes died after being put in an overhead bin. Then, instead of sending a dog to Kansas, the airline flew it to Japan.

Royal riot

The queen was paid less than her co-star on "The Crown," and now the citizens of Netflix are storming the castle with pitchforks.

Barack's bracket

Still filling out that NCAA tournament bracket? Better get to it. And if you need help, take a peek at Barack Obama's bracketology.

Deep space DNA

Astronaut Scott Kelly and his brother Mark are still twins, even though some of Scott's genes didn't return to normal after his year in space.

'Frozen' fever

Yeah, you can get mad at Elsa for bringing the winter weather, but at least she (or a guy dressed as her, at least) tries to help those stuck in her icy grasp.

NUMBERS OF THE DAY

7

The number of years Syria's civil war has been going on. The horror began in March 2011 with the arrest of teen boys over graffiti.

1.4 million

The number of cars Ford is recalling because the steering wheel can come loose or fall off.

AND FINALLY...

Bust a move

It's not Friday yet, but this cute baby boy starts the weekend dance party early with his smooth moves to MGMT's "She Works Out Too Much."

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 915942

Reported Deaths: 9606
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Ramsey739711046
Dakota67683587
Anoka64112577
Washington40545359
Stearns33631279
St. Louis29591409
Scott25994186
Wright25957217
Olmsted22339130
Sherburne19000127
Carver1670669
Clay12104105
Blue Earth1147970
Rice11451138
Crow Wing11213123
Chisago995379
Kandiyohi9815108
Otter Tail9813127
Benton9033125
Beltrami816997
Goodhue811798
Douglas7875101
Itasca772299
Mower733449
McLeod713084
Winona710258
Isanti700783
Steele685731
Morrison672879
Becker628574
Polk603187
Freeborn561246
Carlton546974
Mille Lacs532479
Lyon528461
Nobles525054
Nicollet522460
Pine515043
Cass501253
Todd492843
Brown470759
Le Sueur459734
Meeker433458
Martin386544
Wabasha375510
Waseca374333
Dodge361112
Hubbard355249
Roseau316231
Fillmore305315
Wadena302940
Redwood281445
Houston272017
Renville268451
Faribault258233
Sibley252317
Pennington252130
Kanabec250136
Cottonwood230132
Aitkin222450
Chippewa220542
Pope207410
Watonwan198020
Yellow Medicine188023
Rock177729
Koochiching176725
Swift173123
Stevens167511
Jackson161016
Clearwater158020
Marshall153522
Murray151811
Pipestone149729
Lake132924
Lac qui Parle123025
Wilkin121116
Mahnomen106014
Norman10509
Grant101510
Big Stone9485
Lincoln8805
Kittson73223
Red Lake71410
Traverse6056
Unassigned545124
Lake of the Woods5265
Cook3071

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 525758

Reported Deaths: 7379
CountyCasesDeaths
Polk81677809
Linn32838430
Scott27126295
Black Hawk22334382
Woodbury20736263
Johnson20150108
Dubuque18996243
Pottawattamie16215214
Dallas15573115
Story1398059
Warren8637107
Cerro Gordo8141125
Clinton7928115
Webster7419124
Des Moines7153106
Marshall675494
Muscatine6717117
Wapello6546145
Jasper630591
Sioux622477
Lee5977106
Marion567697
Buena Vista503449
Plymouth493388
Henry427155
Benton414760
Jones413564
Bremer403873
Boone397042
Washington395464
Carroll373355
Mahaska372366
Crawford355647
Jackson324047
Dickinson317555
Buchanan312743
Delaware303255
Clay297636
Kossuth293477
Fayette290356
Hardin289253
Tama282878
Page276133
Wright270050
Cedar269527
Winneshiek267744
Hamilton262757
Floyd261049
Clayton252360
Poweshiek242043
Harrison240979
Madison237425
Butler237346
Cass235667
Iowa234336
Jefferson228544
Mills225330
Hancock222840
Winnebago222339
Cherokee217347
Appanoose210157
Lyon209842
Allamakee209456
Calhoun199519
Shelby199542
Union197141
Humboldt188231
Franklin188031
Grundy186137
Chickasaw184522
Mitchell184343
Emmet180146
Louisa178653
Sac175626
Guthrie169338
Clarke163629
Montgomery163146
Keokuk152639
Palo Alto152332
Howard150624
Monroe144340
Ida134141
Greene128818
Davis126825
Lucas126127
Monona124940
Worth12309
Pocahontas122125
Adair118239
Osceola105718
Decatur104813
Taylor100914
Fremont98913
Van Buren95922
Wayne86125
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Audubon77617
Adams5869
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