8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Sep 23 2014

Jada Pinkett Smith confirms she'll be in Magic Mike XXL, and that her role was originally written for a man. Yay for gender-blind casting. (Huffington Post)
Overnight, the U.S. and several Arab nations conducted 14 airstrikes against specific ISIS targets in Syria, CNN reports. The bombing was concentrated in the city of Raqqa, which ISIS has declared the capital of their self-proclaimed Islamic State. The number of casualties has not yet been reported.
Your daily fit tip: Choosing the right fitness buddy will help you both work out smarter, not harder.
Uh-oh. You're definitely being spied on at that B&B. (Yahoo! Travel)
Today is National Voter Registration Day, so make sure you're all set to do your civic duty in the polls come November. And, help spread the word to anyone you know who's not registered.
Climate activists clad in blue symbolically "flooded" Wall Street yesterday to protest the financial sector's investments in environmentally damaging industries. (Politico)
Following the acquisition of Beats in a $3 billion deal, Apple is making some big changes to the Beats Music streaming service. (re/code)
Chad may become the 37th African country to outlaw homosexuality. (The Guardian)
Bonus beauty tip to perk up your Tuesday. Honey face wash — it's not as bonkers as it sounds.
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