Dreamers Confront Politician For Trying To Deport Them + 5 Other Things To Know About Today

+ Dreamers Confront Politician for Trying to Deport Them

Activists Rally Outside The White House To Protest Deportations

In the middle of a book signing, Congressman Paul Ryan was faced by multiple Dreamers asking why he’d voted to deport them. Rep. Ryan had tried to dismantle a system that helped young people who came to America with their parents. As the Huffington Post reports, Rep. Ryan really didn’t answer them and had them escorted out.

+ Taylor Swift Is a Feminist

2014 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet

After originally not understanding what feminism was and resisting the label, Taylor’s gotten her Feminism 101 education. “As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities,” she said. “What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means. For so long it’s been made to seem like something where you’d picket against the opposite sex, whereas it’s not about that at all. … I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so.”

+ Peaceful Protests in New York

Staten Island Rally Held For Police Violence Victims Eric Garner And Michael Brown

We’ve been hearing a lot about the protests in Ferguson, but they’re not the only ones going on. This weekend saw peaceful protests in New York City, when thousands marched for Eric Garner.

+ Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Serious Money

F1 Grand Prix of Belgium - Qualifying

Keep up the good work with the Ice Bucket Challenge! Since it started, more than $50 million has been donated to the ALS Association.

+ Rice Bucket Challenge

Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic

Speaking of the Ice Bucket Challenge, have you heard of the Rice Bucket Challenge? The Challenge has started in India, and instead of dumping rice on your head, you give rice to a hungry person. Then you take a pic and nominate others to do the same.

+ Sleepy Time

Chinese Shoppers Make The Most Of IKEA's Open Bed Policy

Are you getting enough sleep? The American Academy of Pediatrics says that school should start at 8:30 at the very earliest to make sure students are getting enough sleep.

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