8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Jul 25 2015

Photo via the Lafayette Police Department.

New details about John Russell Houser, the man behind the deadly Lafayette, LA, movie-theater shooting, continue to emerge. (Refinery29)
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There have been 204 mass shootings in the United States — in the 204 days, so far, of 2015. (Washington Post)
Some foreign workers who travel to the U.S. on guest-worker visas face terrible abuse — such as being deprived of pay, raped, beaten, or threatened. (Buzzfeed)
President Obama embarked upon a short trip to Kenya on Friday, where he promised to push leaders on gay rights. (BBC)
A new round of polling shows Jeb Bush surging to the top of the GOP race, just about a week and a half before the first Republican debate. (CBS)
The Justice Department has been asked to open a criminal inquiry into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled sensitive emails as Secretary of State. (The New York Times)
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After decades of eating worse and worse, Americans have turned the corner — our diets are finally moving in a healthy direction. (The New York Times)
Friday was National Tequila Day. But if you spend the rest of the weekend celebrating it, we won't judge. (Yahoo Travel)
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