Former President George H. W. Bush applauds as he participated in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., July 15, 2013.
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From Caitlyn Jenner to Bush 41, these are the stories you need to know

Trying to catch up on news this Thursday morning? We’ve got you covered. Here’s some of today’s top stories:

1. President Obama will become the first sitting president to visit a federal prison in Oklahoma today.

2. Caitlyn Jenner received the ESPY Arthur Ashe Award for Courage Wednesday night with an inspiring speech that issued a challenge to accept transgender people for who they are. 

3. Former President George H.W. Bush fell at his home in Maine yesterday and broke a bone in neck. His condition is stable, per a spokesperson.

4. Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white supremacist who has admitted to shooting and killing nine black parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina, is expected in court today at 10 a.m. for a hearing on whether documents in the case will be released to the media. 

5. A highly-edited, hidden-camera video of a Planned Parenthood executive talking about fetal tissue donation surfaced, causing the GOP and abortion opponents to go ballistic. 

And in case you missed it:

Marijuana excise taxes from the sale of legal weed in Colorado have already generated more revenue for the state’s educational system in the first five months of 2015 than in all of 2014. (Mic)

50 Cent was on Conan to promote his new movie and talk finances, saying that successful people, like himself, are the perfect targets for crippling lawsuits. The rapper recently filed for bankruptcy protection after losing a $5 million lawsuit. (Business Insider)

Australia isn’t intimidated by Johnny Depp: The country has charged the Hollywood star’s wife for illegally smuggling dogs into the country. (TODAY)

The Internet was not too happy about the way the much-awaited Amazon Prime Day turned out. (TechCrunch)

The younger brother of late Paul Walker is about to follow in his brother’s footsteps and make his way on to the big screen. (MTV)

You might want to think twice before putting Kale in your smoothie this morning. (Salon)

Lakers star Kobe Bryant had some words of encouragement for Caitlyn Jenner. (The Grio)


From Caitlyn Jenner to Bush 41, these are the stories you need to know