8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Aug 14 2015

Photo: AP Photo/U.S. Army.
An 11-year-old girl gave birth to a child in Paraguay. She was denied an abortion. (The New York Times)
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A Guantánamo Bay prisoner is on the verge of death from starvation, but Obama isn't letting him go. (Refinery29)
Props to Connecticut for saying goodbye to the death penalty. (USA Today)
Chelsea Manning may be put in solitary for having expired toothpaste. WTF. (Refinery29)
The Iowa State Fair is a VERY important part of the 2016 Presidential Elections. Fried Oreos, anyone? (NPR)
Hollywood is doing a terrible job including women actors, producers, writers, and directors. (Quartz)
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POTUS wants to read Ta-Nehisi Coates on the beach this summer. (The Washington Post)
Music might help you recover from surgery faster. (The Financial Express)
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