8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Aug 16 2015

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Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in professional football, says he's going to take a break from the game because he is concerned for his mental health. (The Guardian)

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Sororities in Alabama are under the microscope after a group of girls decided to speak out about the systemized segregation they saw during rush week. (Marie Claire)

The world is finally getting that Finding Nemo sequel to make them cry. Ellen DeGeneres will star in Finding Dory. (Entertainment Weekly)

New documents reveal that AT&T has been sharing your information with the NSA for longer than you thought. They were happy to do it. (Pro Publica)

Star Wars theme parks are coming to a Disney park near you. (CNN)

The International Astronomical Union are crowdsourcing names for 32 exoplanets in other solar systems. (The Economist)

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Did you know there are World Dodgeball Championships? They're happening right now in Las Vegas. Go Team USA! (The Washington Post)

A journalist asked photo editors in 18 countries to make her into the ideal woman, according to their culture. The results were fascinating. (The Independent)
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