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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.

Woman breaks into zoo to pet tiger, Movember begins & more

Hit the snooze button one too many times this morning? No worries because we've got all the morning news you missed. Here are the top stories everyone will be talking about:

1. Disappointing, but not surprising

Paul Ryan has barely been Speaker of the House for a week, and already he's proving he doesn't give a damn about women. In an interview with CNN, Ryan said he doesn't support paid family leave, despite asking for more time with his own family as one of his conditions for accepting the speaker position. He also said he intends to follow through on creating a special committee to investigate Planned Parenthood and that the organization shouldn't receive "one red cent" of taxpayer money, adding, "I've always believed that, even before those disgusting videos came out." Good to know he's honest about what women can expect from him, which is nothing. — CNN

More: Paul Ryan slammed for family leave comments, but where does he stand?

2. Possible terrorist activity

Over the weekend, a Russian plane crashed in Egypt. All 224 people on board were killed, and the majority of them were Russian citizens. Russian officials originally said the plane broke up in midair, but now they're not so sure. The airline says the crash was caused by an "external influence" and a group connected to ISIS has claimed responsibility. They say it's payback for Russian airstrikes in Syria, but many doubt the group had access to the weapons needed to carry out the attack. Either way, it's a horrific and sad loss of innocent life. — AP

3. Take the crown

The World Series is over and the Kansas City Royals are your new champions. Last night they beat the New York Mets in 12 innings after a series in which they largely dominated. The Royals haven't held the title since 1985 — 30 long years. They went to the World Series last year but came out defeated. This time around, victory is theirs and it is oh, so sweet. Congratulations, Royals fans! — ESPN

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4. #BlackLivesMatter

Black Lives Matter interrupted a Hillary Clinton campaign stop this weekend. Just moments after civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis introduced Clinton, protesters began chanting "black lives matter" until they were eventually shouted down by people who came to hear Clinton. Many are split on the effectiveness of these types of protests, but Black Lives Matter used similar tactics with Bernie Sanders and encouraged him to address race in a way he previously hadn't. They're forcing candidates to hear them, whether people like it or not. — BuzzFeed

5. Run like a girl

The New York City Marathon went on over the weekend and Kenyan runner Mary Keitany took home the top honors for the second year in a row. She's the first woman to win the marathon twice back-to-back since Paula Radcliffe in 2008. Her unofficial race time was 2 hours 24 minutes 25 seconds. The men's champion finished a full minute behind her. Maybe if he gets a little bit faster, he'll finally be able to run like a girl. We kid. Congratulations to both champions on an incredible feat. — Refinery29

More: Marathon selfies are putting runners in danger

6. Hello, up there

Today is the 15th anniversary of "continuous human presence" aboard the International Space Station. To date, there have been 45 crewed expeditions to the space station. They've performed 1,760 research investigations, consumed 26,500 meals in space and performed more than 180 space walks. Today, all six astronauts currently aboard the space station will participate in a news conference and take questions from the public. — NASA

7. Shave the date

It's officially Movember: the annual men's health awareness campaign that takes place each November. Men stop shaving and grow mustaches and beards to raise awareness and funds for research into men's health issues like prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues. If everyone around the office is looking a little extra hairy this month, Movember is probably the reason. — Movember Foundation

8. Talk about a wild night

On Halloween night, a woman broke into the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha and was bitten by a tiger. She was allegedly drunk or on drugs (or both) when she decided she wanted to pet a tiger and found her way into the closed zoo. She reached into the tiger's cage and was bitten, but a hospital spokesman declined to comment on her condition. Zoo employees say the woman was aggressive and rude. Apparently the tiger agreed. — Reuters

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