What You Need to Know Today: Friday, October 7

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Friday October 7

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Natalie Portman goes full FLOTUS in the first trailer for Jackie. The film, which premiered at TIFF, takes place after JFK’s assassination—and judging by the preview, it’s going to be a heart-wrenching look at the First Lady’s grief. Jackie hits theatres on December 9, just in time for Oscar season.

Two University of British Columbia students are being heralded as heroes after saving a young woman who was being attacked in her dorm. Adam Casey and Luca Berg, both 18, heard cries for help and rushed in to respond. Casey, who has been practising martial arts for years, managed to free the woman from her assailant. She’s now recuperating in hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the alleged attacker has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

The governor of Florida has advised 1.5 million residents to evacuate as a result of Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm that has already hit Haiti, killing more than 200 people.

A new study linking hormonal birth control pills to an increased risk of depression has some wondering if mental health screening should be considered prior to writing out a prescription. However, experts warn that these findings require further study.

The Internet is raging against Fox News, this time for a completely stereotype-ridden segment of The O’Reilly Factor where Jesse Waters went to NYC’s Chinatown to speak with Chinese-American voters. The clip opened to tune of “Kung-Fu Fighting” and only went downhill from there.