The New Age of Civil Rights Activism: Here’s What’s Happening Today

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Here’s what we’re reading:

1. World stocks rise as EU leaders confront Brexit uncertainty

World stocks rose for the first time in three days and sterling and the euro climbed on Tuesday, as investors made a rush for Brexit-bashed assets hammered by some of the biggest falls since the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers.”

2. Jesse Williams, Black Lives Matter and the new age of civil rights activism

“On Sunday night, Jesse Williams delivered an acceptance speech that embodied the tone and sophistication of the black activism that’s shaping conversations about social justice in the United States of America.”

3. Soldier drops fierce comeback after being denied leave to attend baby shower

“Apparently the specialist’s superior was displeased with his desire to attend an event traditionally frequented only by women.”

4. What a shot! 27 amazing sports photos

“LeBron James takes a selfie during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ victory parade.”

5. The best actor on TV is Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek

It’s tricky enough to be the lead actor on a TV drama, more so when you’re in almost every scene, and trickier still when your character narrates the show. USA Network’s cyber-thriller Mr. Robot tasks its star, Rami Malek, with all these responsibilities, then adds more.”