8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Jul 27 2015

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Will Smith and Jay Z have signed on as producers for an upcoming HBO miniseries about African-American teenager Emmett Till, who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14, after reportedly flirting with a white woman. (Variety)
Oh, the things you'll find! Here's how Dr. Seuss' long-lost manuscript was discovered. (The New York Times)
A group of shirtless Marines marched over 13 miles in their "silkies" yesterday to raise awareness about the high rates of suicide in the military. (TIME)
President Obama urged Kenyans to halt female genital mutilation and the treatment of women as second-class citizens in a speech in Nairobi Sunday. (The Guardian)
Despite last week's deadly shooting in Lafayette, LA, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry insists that the concept of gun-free zones, in places like churches and movie theaters, is a "bad idea." (CNN)
The mother of disgraced wellness blogger Belle Gibson of The Whole Pantry calls her daughter's false claim of having cancer a "white lie." (The Herald Sun)
Alex Landau, a Black male, shares his harrowing story of being assaulted by police during a traffic stop. (NPR)
Pope Francis is probably not the feminist some are making him out to be. (Salon)

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