1. World News: Dozens of people were reportedly struck dead by lightning during powerful storms in Bangladesh.No government agency is charged with tracking lighting-related fatalities, but the Associated Press, citing leading Bangladeshi newspapers, reported the number of casualties on Saturday to be at least 64. (NBC News)
2. In-The-Know: Danish researchers publicly released data from nearly 70,000 OkCupid users — without their consent.The OkCupid dataset included usernames, ages, genders, locations, what kind of relationship (or sex) users are interested in, personality traits, and answers to the site's thousands of profiling questions. The researchers did not make any users anonymous or ask for their consent. (Read More)
3. Major News: Laverne Cox is the first transgender person to star as a reoccurring trans character on broadcast television.
Cosmopolitan reports that Cox earned a role on the upcoming CBS drama Doubt, whichmakes her the first transgender person to star as a reoccurring transgender character on broadcast television. There is no word yet on who Cox will play on the new series. (Read More)