5 Things You Need to Know This Morning

5 Things You Need to Know This Morning

1. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump rolled back protection of transgender students put in place by the Obama administration. The debate on whether or not transgender students will be able to use the bathroom of their choosing will now be decided at a state level rather than a federal level. The Justice and Education departments will continue to study the legal issues involved, according to the new, superseding guidance that will be sent to public schools. About 200 people gathered in front of the White House to protest against Trump's action, waving rainbow flags and chanting: "No hate, no fear, trans students are welcome here." (Reuters)

2. Nick Cannon welcomed baby boy Golden "Sagon" Cannon into the world on Wednesday with ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell. The celeb posted a picture on Instagram with the caption, "Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy commeth in the morning! No matter how hard the world may hit you, God always reminds us of our purpose! #TrueHappiness Welcome to Earth Son!" (Billboard)

3. Rihanna was named Harvard University's Humanitarian of the Year Award. The singer is being honored for creating the Clara Lionel Foundation, which she created in 2012 and provides scholarships for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries. She also supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, a multiyear campaign that will provide children with access to education in over 60 developing countries. (E! News)

4. NASA finds seven earth-sized new planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away. (CNN)

5. Dakota Access Pipeline campsite goes up in flames after protesters are forced to leave the grounds by authorities. (TIME)