8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Jun 29 2015

As if you thought Taylor Swift's posse was missing cool points: Emma Watson joined the gang in London over the weekend. (Twitter)
Pride celebrations in Istanbul on Sundey were interrupted by police spraying participants with tear gas and water cannons. (NewNowNext)
This makes sense: Republican presidential candidate and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham says that pushing for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage would hurt the G.O.P. (Huffington Post)
This has got to stop: There are still Black churches burning across the country. (The Atlantic)
Looking to book your next vacation? Maybe consider Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park, where one woman just found herself an 8.25-carat beauty. (CNN)
Skip buying E.L. James' Fifty Shades follow-up Grey; you will be vastly more entertained by Janet Maslin's searing review. (New York Times)
Pharrell and others have some scholarly things to say about hip-hop fashion in this exclusive clip from the doc Fresh Dressed. (MTV)
Here's the sad, complicated story of why a Bronx Zoo elephant named Happy has been living by herself for almost a decade. (New York Times)

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