The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday, 8.31.2016

Trump to meet with Mexican President ahead of immigration speech; Military personnel take to Twitter to support Kaepernick; ISIS spokesman is killed; JetBlue launches first U.S. commercial flights to Cuba in decades; The latest on EpiPen; and other news to know.

Trump to meet with Mexican President ahead of immigration speech
Hours before he is slated to give a speech on immigration in Arizona on Wednesday, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Earlier this year, Nieto likened Trump to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The meeting follows Trump’s comments last week that he is open to "softening" laws dealing with illegal immigrants. Trump has faced criticism over the past few weeks for flip-flopping on his immigration stance.

Military personnel take to Twitter to support Kaepernick
#VeteransForKaepernick was trending early Wednesday on Twitter, as former and current military members posted photos and tweets backing San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem. The main message vets had with the hashtag: his decision not to stand during the playing of the national anthem is one of the very rights they've fought for.

ISIS spokesman is killed
Abu Mohammad al-Adnani was killed in northern Syria, ISIS announced on Tuesday. Adnani was chief spokesman and propagandist for ISIS, running the operation behind the videos of beheadings and massacres that shocked the world and sent recruits rushing to join the group. An American "precision strike" had targeted Adnani, but results of the strikes are still being assessed.

JetBlue launches first U.S. commercial flights to Cuba in decades
JetBlue Airways will operate the first regularly scheduled commercial flight between the U.S. and Cuba in more than half a century on Wednesday. This is part of the Obama administration’s bid to open trade and travel with Cuba. A memorandum of understanding between Cuba and the U.S. will limit Havana flights to 20 round trips per day.

The latest on EpiPen
Protesters upset with EpiPen’s more than 400% price increase delivered more than 700,000 written and electronic petition signatures calling for a rollback in the prices to Mylan’s headquarters in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Protests also took place in New York on Tuesday. Mylan said on Monday that it would make a lower-cost generic version of EpiPen available in coming weeks, but the list price of brand name EpiPen has not been reduced.

Other news to know on Wednesday: McCain, Rubio, and Wasserman Schultz win primaries; Roger Ailes’ lawyers escalate his war against Gabe Sherman, a New York Magazine reporter who is preparing a major exposé about Ailes and women; FBI wants "adult conversation" on device encryption.

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