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Lochte protesters, cowboys in Compton and weird town names – your Morning Scoop

Ivory McCloud, left, and his friend, Mike Jones, ride their horses through the streets of Compton, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Hundreds of people keep horses in their backyards in the agriculturally-zoned Richland Farms neighborhood and ride them around town, as well as at rodeos and other equestrian competitions across the country.
Ivory McCloud, left, and his friend, Mike Jones, ride their horses through the streets of Compton, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Hundreds of people keep horses in their backyards in the agriculturally-zoned Richland Farms neighborhood and ride them around town, as well as at rodeos and other equestrian competitions across the country. AP

Hey there. It’s Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, and I’m here with your helping of the Morning Scoop. (Subscribe here to get the Scoop in your inbox because why not.)

What You Need to Know

• Thanks to a new law, California farmworkers are now entitled to overtime pay.

• Fresno Unified Superintendent Michael Hanson is getting heat for referencing “black and brown students” in a public email.

• You may think Austin Quarry is the name of a Disney Channel star but it is not.

• The relaxing practice of popping bubble wrap becomes less relaxing when someone mistakes the sound for gunfire and calls 911.

• Some folks who were not impressed with Ryan Lochte being rewarded with a spot on a TV show after his behavior in Rio decided to express their displeasure in a somewhat violent way last night.

What You Want to Know

• The 11th Central Valley Honor Flight will return to Fresno Wednesday, and you can be among the crowd welcoming the veterans home.

• Rick Bentley has assigned a system of star ratings to new fall shows and I’m choosing to trust him despite his claim that “Kevin James is as funny as ever.”

• Eating lunch alone sounds like a dream to me, but it’s traumatizing for kids, so one of them created an app for that.

• When you think of cowboys and cowgirls casually riding their horses through dusty California towns, you immediately picture Compton, right? Yeah, me too.

What You Wish You Didn’t Know

• You know the “five-second rule” for food dropped on the floor? It’s not a real thing and your dirty food is basically bacteria-infested garbage.

• And finally, life could always be worse. Just ask the people who live in Booger Hole, West Virginia.

Have a great Tuesday while you ponder this: Just how hardcore do we want to be in policing porn?

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