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Rapid Reads: 6 Big stories of the day

Ashley Austrew is a freelance writer who loves tacos, Target and screen time. Her work has appeared on Scary Mommy, The Stir, Mommyish and more.

Obama calls for gun reform, T-Mobile has a massive data breach & more

It's the end of the week, but the news never stops. Here are the top stories everyone will be talking about today:

1. No more, please

Yesterday a mass shooting at an Oregon Community College claimed 10 lives and left at least seven others wounded. As a result, President Obama gave one of the most passionate speeches of his presidency, noting that "our thoughts and prayers are not enough" in the face of continued gun violence. He called for common sense gun reform that makes it more difficult for people to get guns in their hands and urged Congress to revisit the issue immediately. It remains to be seen if we'll ever actually do anything about this.  — NBC News

More: Why proper gun control is essential for the Second Amendment to work

2. So fresh, so clean

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced new caps on smog-causing emissions from factories and power plants. The new limits tighten current standards but fall short of what environmentalists and public health experts say we need. Smog has been linked to asthma, heart and lung disease and premature death. The caps were supposed to be a compromise between the EPA and big business, but mostly everyone just feels like they didn't get what they wanted and the other side is a bunch of jerks. — The New York Times

3. Epic fail

If you're in any way affiliated with T-Mobile, you might want to pay attention to this. On Thursday, the cellular provider revealed that hackers breached Experian's network and stole personal data from more than 15 million customers. The stolen data includes names, addresses, phone numbers, Social Security numbers and driver's license numbers that T-Mobile had sent to Experian for credit checks. So far Experian has taken full responsibility for the data breach and is working to notify customers. — Wired

More: 14 Reasons you need to stop living life through your cell phone

4. Turns out America doesn't run on Dunkin'

Dunkin' Donuts announced the closure of 100 stores nationwide. The closures are due mostly to flagging sales as the donut maker struggles to keep up with competitors like Starbucks and other big names. Dunkin' officials don't seem too concerned, but stocks still fell yesterday following the announcement. If just reading this news gave you a donut craving, go grab a dozen and help them out. Your coworkers will love-hate you for it. — NBC New York

5. So inspiring

He Named Me Malala, a documentary about 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai, opens in theaters today. The documentary tells the story of how Yousafzai was targeted by the Taliban for wanting to go to school. In 2012, she was shot in the head during an assassination attempt. She not only survived the shooting, but went on to write a book about it and win a Nobel Peace Prize. It's safe to say she's one of the most amazing teens in the world, and we can't wait to see this movie. — USA Today

More: 3 Ways Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala can change the world forever

6. Christmas comes early

Today the U.S. Post Office is releasing limited edition Charlie Brown Christmas stamps in anticipation of the iconic special's upcoming 50th anniversary. They're available in books of 20 Forever stamps that feature iconic stills from the cartoon. They were released now, in October, to coincide with the Peanuts comic strip debut in newspapers on Oct. 2, 1950. Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown. — USA Today

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