Friday News You Can Use: A 1-Minute Cheat Sheet

 1. Peaceful protests continue in Charlotte, North Carolina overnight

Police chief Kerr Putney has allowed the victim who was shot by police, Keith Lamont Scott, to view a video of the incident. The footage, however, has not been released to the public. It was another night of unrest in Charlotte, but the protests were largely peaceful. Putney told a news conference that the video of Scott does show the 43-year-old was holding a gun and not a book, as the family has claimed.

Meanwhile, Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer Betty Shelby has been charged with felony manslaughter in the first degree after the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher.

 2. First hijabi woman to appear on the cover of a fitness magazine

Rahaf Khatib, a six-time marathoner, is the first woman to appear on the cover of a fitness magazine wearing a hijab. The mom from Michigan covered Women's Running, and also has a popular Instagram account called @runlikeahijabi.

She tells the magazine it “means the world to me. It’s something I can show to my kids in the future, my community and most importantly my parents. It means that my sweat, tears and training are worth it.”

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3. Hillary Clinton shows what a Trump presidency would look like for women

The Democratic presidential nominee's latest ad, 'Mirrors', shows young women and girls looking at their reflections as Donald Trump's many degrading comments about women play between shots.

It ends with the statement: “Is this the president we want for our daughters?”

4. The latest baby name to be approved by Iceland is Angelina

Iceland has a limited list of authorized given names managed by the official Personal Names Committee. Angelina is the latest to be added to the list of names allowed in the country. It was previously prohibited, as part of efforts to preserve linguistic cohesion.

Ten other names were added to the list, including Luna, Hofdis and Eilif for girls, and Eyjar and Kiran for boys.

 5. Hangover-free alcohol could be on the way soon


The drinking gods may have finally answered our prayers: The Independent reports that a new type of synthetic alcohol could replace all regular alcohol by 2050.

Known as "alcosynth", the drink will reportedly have all the positive effects of alcohol but none of the bad stuff like nausea, dry mouth, or a throbbing head. Cheers to that.