The 8 stories PR pros need to know on Tuesday morning, 9.1.2015

More Clinton emails released; Marissa Mayer's big announcement; PRWeek Career Guide 2015; White House debuts year two of It's On Us campaign; Deflategate ruling expected this week; Wikipedia bans 281 from editing.

1. Hillary Clinton’s team has released more than 4,300 messages, or more than 7,000 pages, of emails sent from a private address  while she served as secretary of state. They include the mundane — questions about gefilte fish — to details about the role of adviser Sidney Blumenthal. About 150 emails were recently flagged for containing classified information.

2. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is pregnant with twin girls. Mayer was criticized for quickly returning to work in 2012 after her last pregnancy. She announced the news via a Tumblr post early Tuesday morning.

3. Interview skills. How to ask for a raise. Making meetings more productive. Mentorships. These are four of the topics tackled in PRWeek’s 2015 Career Guide.

4. The White House rolled out the second iteration of the It’s On Us anti-sexual assault campaign on Tuesday morning, timed for when students are returning to college. It has a simple message: sex without consent is rape.

5. A ruling on Tom Brady’s "deflategate" suspension is expected on Tuesday or Wednesday. PR pros also weighed in on how the NFL should respond to the trailer for the Will Smith film Concussion, released on Monday, which details one doctor's fight to reveal the effects of traumatic brain injury in football.

6. Wikipedia’s volunteer editors have blocked 381 accounts for creating fake pages or unethical self-promotion on the site. More than 200 pages were deleted in the purge.

7. Pope Francis held a virtual audience with three American groups on Monday and previewed his US visit in an interview with ABC News’ David Muir. Participants included Chicago high school students and people in a Los Angeles homeless shelter.

8. Blue Bell Ice Cream products began reappearing on shelves on Monday, nearly five months after they were pulled due to listeria concerns. The company launched a multi-faceted effort last month to win back the trust of consumers. 

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