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8@8: Your Morning Scoop

40,000 people counter 30 right-wing protestors in Boston

Today is...

National Spumoni Day! Which is Italian ice cream that you can enjoy while stress eating your way through Monday.

News of the Day:

+ Roughly 40,000 people showed up in Boston to protest a right-wing "Free Speech Rally." Only about 30 people showed up in support of the rally. The line of counter-protesters stretched miles long. 

+ Jay Z finally addresses the legendary elevator fight between him and sister-in-law Solange. “We’ve always had a great relationship,” he said on the RapRadar podcast. “I fought my brothers and argued with my brothers my whole life. It just so happens, who we are, these things go into a different space, but it ain’t nothing. We’ve had one disagreement ever. Before and after, we’ve been cool. She’s like my sister. I will protect her. That’s my sister. Not my sister-in-law. My sister.”

+ NYC law enforcement held a rally over the weekend in support of Colin Kaepernick, the pro football player who protested the national anthem in support of Black Lives Matter. Dozens of current and former officers held the rally one year after Kaepernick first began his national anthem protest.

+ Virginia is renaming Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway, named after the president of the Confederate States, and is taking suggestions on what the new moniker should be, according to Jalopnik. The group tasked with the renaming project will make its final decision on October 5. You can access the survey here. I'm voting for Missy Elliott Highway

+ J.K. Rowling defended author Laura Kalbag when some dude tried to mansplain her own book to her. "If you missed it: i've written a book! It's coming out very soon, sign up to get it first," Kalbag tweeted. That's when designer and typographer Erik Spiekermann took it upon himself to correct her. "Actually, you wrote a text," he wrote. "It took a few other people and skills to make that into a book." And because Rowling never holds back on Twitter, she came to Kalbag's defense, writing, "Congratulations on writing your first book, Laura. Other people edited, copyedited, proofread, printed and bound it. You wrote. Be proud x."

Deal of the Day:

Now is the perfect time of year for on-sale sundresses. Lots of cute dresses from Madewell to Creatures of Comfort are marked way down right now. And East Coasters still have a solid two months to enjoy them. 

Advice of the Day:

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." - Nelson Mandela

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