The group’s mission is to “dramatically reduce the number of people who are unjustly under the control of the criminal justice system, starting with probation and parole” Jay-Z and Meek Mill pledge $50m to free prisoners.

+ The Verge: How a Vermont Social Network Became a Model For Online Communities.

+ This girls basketball team lost 102-2, has no wins, yet keeps taking the court. (This is a little bit of a downer for a feel good story, but we already ended the government shutdown and arrested Roger Stone, so come on…)

+ “The decision bookends two months of debate surrounding whether benches with center armrests are ‘hostile architecture’ and anti-homeless.” Iowa City Council agrees to 14 bar-less benches. (It turns out that not letting people lie down isn’t a good solution for homelessness.)

+ Patton Oswalt got trolled on Twitter. Then he started raising money for the troll.

+ Golden retriever saves owner by leading an ambulance to him. (My cat wouldn’t even guide a hearse towards me.)