8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Jul 30 2015

The Voting Rights Act was passed 50 years ago this month. Ever since, a largely Republican faction has been fighting to destroy it. (The New York Times Magazine)
A 17-year-old died after a 911 dispatcher told his friend, "You can deal with it yourself." (Refinery29)
Afghan officials say there is "no doubt" that Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar died in Pakistan in 2013. (The New York Times)
Hillary Clinton agrees with President Obama that the embargo on Cuba should end. (TIME)
Jane Goodall spoke out about Cecil, the lion killed by an American hunter. "I have no words to express my repugnance," she said. (The Jane Goodall Institute)
A movie about the 33 Chilean miners who spent 69 days trapped underground in 2010 is forthcoming, with Antonio Banderas in the lead. (Vulture)
Dr. Dre may drop a new album this weekend. Ice Cube says an N.W.A. reunion tour is "definitely possible." (Pitchfork)
Since 1980, Warner Music Group has claimed to own the copyright to one of the most ubiquitous songs on the planet, “Happy Birthday to You.” But, that could be about to change. (Los Angeles Times)

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