8 Things You Need To Know This AM

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Two enormous explosions set the Chinese city of Tianjin ablaze. (Refinery29)
Lebanese Hezbollah and opposing rebel fighters are under a two-day truce in Syria. (The New York Times)
Former President Jimmy Carter revealed that he has cancer. (Refinery29)
Shade Schuler, found dead in Texas late last month, was the 11th transgender person of color to be killed this year in the United States. (BuzzFeed)
Hillary Clinton's email habits may really suck the wind from her sails. (Vox)
Tired of seeing a McDonald's everywhere you turn? This year, the chain is closing stores. (Bloomberg)
Jay Z will testify in court regarding the rights to a flute hook used in his 1999 hit "Big Pimpin'." (The Hollywood Reporter)
The directors of Frozen 2 revealed some details about the upcoming sequel. (Refinery29)

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