8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Dec 01 2014

Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega has some choice words regarding racist comments about the film's new trailer.
Today the Supreme Court will review the case of Anthony Elonis, who was convicted for posting online threats about his estranged wife. Elonis is arguing that the conviction violated his right to free speech, which means justices will have to determine to what degree threats are protected under the First Amendment.
A vigil was held in Berlin yesterday for student Tugce Albayrak, who was killed after stepping in to defend two teenage girls from being harassed by two men.
Reddit's AMA with Ferguson's public library director was so good, The Fault In Our Stars author John Green jumped in to announce he'd be sending them signed copies of his books.
Meanwhile, two St. Louis Rams players flashed the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture as they took the field for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Apparently those Facebook copyright messages are completely pointless. Good to know.
Don't start your holiday planning until you hear these tips from Broad City's Abbi and Ilana.
Finally, it's Cyber Monday! Just remember that you have gifts to buy for other people, too.
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