The 6 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday, 9.1.2016

What the media is saying about Trump's immigration speech; McDonald's U.S. president to depart; Mylan price controversy births satirical video game EpiPen Tycoon; Grandma wins $15 million in case against MetLife; Black Eyed Peas re-release song 'Where is the Love?' to fight gun violence; and other news to know.

What the media is saying about Trump’s immigration speech
NYT: Donald Trump, far from softening, lays out tough immigration plans; NBC: Trump's immigration plan? Demonize immigrants, Latinos – again; Fox: Trump immigration speech: A president was born on Wednesday; CBS: Fact checking Trump’s speech.

McDonald’s U.S. president to depart
At the end of the year, McDonald’s U.S. president Mike Andres will retire after nearly two years in the role. Chris Kempczinski, EVP of strategy, business development, and innovation, will replace him. The leadership change comes amid the fast-food giants efforts to reinvent itself.

Mylan price controversy births satirical video game EpiPen Tycoon
New browser game EpiPen Tycoon enables users to play as Mylan CEO Heather Bresch. Players must create a happy medium between outrage from investors and customers. If the price of EpiPen gets too high, the public gets mad. The game was made by GOP Arcade.

Grandma wins $15 million in case against MetLife
California grandma Christine Ramirez was awarded $15.4 million in damages after MetLife was found liable for losses she suffered in an investment that turned out to be a Ponzi real estate fund scheme. Ramirez is the first of 98 people who have sued after being cheated in the $200 million scheme. MetLife allowed former managing partner Tony Russon to promote the fund during sales meetings, jurors found. MetLife spokesman Chris Stern said the insurer was disappointed with the outcome and will likely appeal.

Black Eyed Peas re-release song ‘Where is the Love?’ to fight gun violence
Black Eyed Peas released a new rendition of their 2003 hit "Where is the Love?" aimed at ending gun violence, on Wednesday. The song and video, promoted with hashtag #WHERESTHELOVE, features Black Eyed Peas members will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and Fergie, along with stars including Jamie Foxx, Ty Dolla $ign, Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake, Jaden Smith, and others. The group also created a site dedicated to their cause.

Other news to know on Thursday: Will Kaepernick sit out the national anthem tonight?; The latest on the Dropbox hack; Australia now suing Volkswagen over alleged emissions fraud; Amazon and Wells Fargo end student loan partnership.

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