The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 8.6.2015

Former Walmart VP Tovar to Sprint; Jon Stewart's last Daily Show; Pre-reading for tonight's Republican debate; Families confused by MH 370 announcement; Cosby forced to testify; Reddit bans hate groups.

1. Former Walmart comms VP David Tovar has joined Sprint, nearly one year after resigning from the retail giant after a resume discrepancy. He is reporting to Doug Michelman, SVP of corporate communications, in a VP role based in Overland, Kansas.

2. Pre-reading for tonight’s highly anticipated Republican debate: GOP voters say Donald Trump will have a positive influence on the event; Republican mega-donors are still uncommitted; Seven takeaways from Vanity Fair’s 1990 profile of Trump.

3. Jon Stewart will host his final Daily Show tonight. Fortune looks at what the end of his run means for Millennials, who haven’t known a presidential election or major world event without him on Comedy Central.

4. The families of those who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are angry and confused by Wednesday’s announcement by Malaysia’s prime minister that wreckage found on an island in the Indian Ocean is from the airplane, seeing it as premature. Investigators from the US, Australia, and France have not confirmed.

5. Bill Cosby has been ordered to testify under oath in October in a case brought against him by a woman who says he raped her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15 years old. The New York Times published excerpts from an earlier Cosby deposition last month.

6. Reddit is banning a number of communities run by white supremacists and other racist groups. It’s a shift in strategy for the website, which earlier planned to only "quarantine" the subreddits, but not ban them, because they technically do not violate its guidelines.

7. Microsoft is adding eight weeks of paternity and maternity leave for employees who are new parents, following Netflix’s lead. Earlier this week, the entertainment company said it is giving staffers who are new parents up to a year of paid leave.

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