Good evening folks, and happy Friday! Before you head off into the weekend, catch up on the day’s news with the five top stories from Mic today.
At a campaign rally in Missouri on Thursday, President Donald Trump took a moment to mourn, in his view, the lesser-known victims of the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh: The Republican Party.
Manuel Oliver lost his son in February’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. As a form of protest against gun violence in America, he outfitted the Fearless Girl statue in New York City’s Financial District with a new accessory: A bulletproof vest.
Oliver’s Change the Ref organization tweeted a photo of the statue: “She can’t be fearless if she’s afraid to go to school,” the text said.
Snapchat’s campaign to get young voters registered ahead of the midterm elections was wildly successful — but now, the challenge lies in actually getting those voters to show up. Snapchat has a plan.
Comedian Ilana Glazer was scheduled to host a political event at a synagogue in Brooklyn, New York, but it was called off after anti-Semitic graffiti was found scrawled inside.
Actor Rebel Wilson, perhaps best known for her role in the Pitch Perfect movies, visited Ellen Degeneres on her talk show to promote a new romantic comedy. While there, she claimed to be the first plus-size woman to star in such a film.
She is not — and people didn’t hesitate to let her know.
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