1. People will not stop livestreaming Hurricane Matthew, despite how dangerous it is: Periscope users in Florida have been recording the tropical storm attacking their state for, in some cases, tens of thousands of viewers. The hurricane has killed more than 800 people in Haiti and one person in the US so far; residents in many Florida cities have been 鈥渦rged or ordered鈥 to leave.

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2. President Obama has signed a 鈥渂ill of rights鈥 for sexual assault survivors: Inspired by a woman who told a Democratic senator about her twice-yearly struggle to keep police from destroying her rape kit, the Sexual Assault Survivors鈥 Rights Act enshrines in law certain protections for victims of assault. Those include the right to a free rape kit (aka forensic examination), for that kit not to be destroyed before the statute of limitations expires on the crime, and for police to give survivors information on supports they can access.

3. Your fave ice cream company just took a stand on Black Lives Matter and police brutality: Ben & Jerry鈥檚 has long allied itself with progressive politics, from LGBT rights to climate change action. On Thursday the company posted a message to its website about its belief that black lives matter and its commitment to ending the police violence that spurred the #BLM movement. 鈥淎ll lives do matter,鈥 B & J write. 鈥淏ut all lives will not matter until Black lives matter.鈥

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4. The federal government just accused Russia of tampering with the election and hacking US computers: After Wikileaks and DCLeaks.com began posting hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Colin Powell, the common wisdom was that Russia was behind it. There have also been more than 20 鈥渁ttempted intrusions鈥 to state election systems. Today, the federal government officially placed the blame at the Russian government鈥檚 feet.

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5. JonBen茅t Ramsey鈥檚 brother is suing the forensic investigator who told CBS he killed his sister: Burke Ramsey has launched a lawsuit against the famous investigator who went on-camera for CBS鈥 documentary The Case of: JonBen茅t Ramsey and said, 鈥淚f you really, really use your free time to think about this case, you cannot come to a different conclusion 鈥 It鈥檚 the boy who did it, whether he was jealous, or mentally unfit or something.鈥 Burke is suing Warren Spitz for $150 million.

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