8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Sep 04 2015

A heartbreaking image of a drowned Syrian boy has captured the world's attention — and renewed urgent calls for solutions to a spiraling refugee crisis. (Refinery29)
A federal judge overturned Tom Brady’s four-game "Deflategate" suspension, meaning ol' Tom will start the season for the New England Patriots next week. (Wall Street Journal)
Science and 3-D printed penises reveal that women prefer a regular-sized phallus. Perhaps the corn on the cob emoji will replace the eggplant emoji in future sexts? (The Daily Beast)
Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg is publishing a comic book for girls of color, after schooling the Internet on cultural appropriation and directing a short film based on the feminist classic The Yellow Wallpaper. She's 16. (Complex)
New Orleans may finally remove its monument honoring a white supremacist group — yep, that was a thing. The final decision is up to the city council. (Gawker)
The plague is back and killing people in the Southwestern United States. As if you needed another reason to avoid getting bitten by a rat. (Yahoo Travel)
SAT scores have slipped to their lowest point in a decade — a seven-point drop from the previous year. (Time)
Lana Del Rey may be a feminist after all. Or at least, it seems so in her latest interview. (Vulture)

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