8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Aug 26 2015

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Eight years after Sophie Lancaster was murdered for dressing in goth style, her parents say the fight for tolerance for "alternative subcultures" must go on. (Vice)
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A 14-year-old Junior Olympian named Michael Riley is struggling for his life after doctors discovered that a deadly amoeba has infected his brain. Riley's parents think he contracted it will playing in a lake with his track teammates. (ABC News)
Gay Catholics may not be admitted to this year's World Meeting of Families, set to occur in Philadelphia in September at the conclusion of the the papal visit to the U.S. This from the Pope who's supposed to be changing the world. (Rolling Stone)
Famous film directors are petitioning for Russia to release Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker jailed for allegedly plotting terrorist acts. Sentsov says he's been tortured while in captivity. (BBC)
ESPN removed Curt Schilling, the celebrated former MLB pitcher, from its coverage of the Little League World Series. The reason: his racist tweet. (Los Angeles Times)
Dreaming of a trip to Paris? If you want to nab an Airbnb in the city of lights, prepare to get taxed. The company will now charge guests of the service a small fee per day. (U.S. News & World Report)
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Officials told a woman at the Beijing airport that she couldn't bring a $200 bottle of cognac in her carry-on. So she chugged it. (Yahoo News)
The PSL is not the best thing coming your way this fall (eek!). Ben & Jerry's announced plans to bring back Pumpkin Cheesecake ice cream, a.k.a. the best frozen treat, ever. (Refinery29)
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