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HC Wake-Up Call: A Canadian Terror Attack, Ex-Congressman Who Threatened Reporter Plans to Run Again & Teenage Football Players Are Kicked Off Team After Taking a Knee


Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

A Canadian Attack Is Being Investigated as an Act of Terror

A man in Edmonton, Canada, stabbed a police officer and later struck four pedestrians with his U-Haul truck on Saturday, The Washington Post reports. Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht confirmed that the related incidents were being investigated as an act of terrorism and that an Islamic State flag was found in the car the suspect was driving before harming the officer. The man was arrested after striking the officer with his car outside a football stadium, sending him 15 feet into the air and then stabbing him. The attacker was later pulled over in a U-Haul less than four hours later, drove away and began deliberately hitting pedestrians. 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to the attacks in a statement, saying, "Edmonton is a strong and resilient city, and I am confident that its citizens wil support one another to overcome this tragic event."

A Former Congressman Who Once Threatened a Reporter Is Running for Office Again

Former Republican Congressman Michael Grimm once went to jail for tax evasion, but that's not even the most concerning thing about him. Before ending up in prison, Grimm once threatened to throw a NY1 reporter off a U.S. Capitol balcony after the writer asked about his campaign finances. Clearly, Grimm isn't too worried about how this little detail will affect his future: the politician has announced that he plans to run for his former spot in New York's 11th Congressional District. That area must be so proud of its local government.

Two High School Athletes Are Kicked Off Their Teams for Taking a Knee

After protesting during the national anthem at a Friday football game, cousins and teammates Cedric Ingram-Lewis and Larry McCullough were reportedly kicked off their Texas high school team. Ingram-Lewis and McCullough, students at Victory and Praise Christian Academy, had been warned by their coach beforehand that anyone who protested would be disciplined. During the anthem, Ingram-Lewis raised his fist while McCullough kneeled. 

Head coach Ronnie Mitchem has reportedly served in the military. "I'm a former Marine," he told The Houston Chronicle. "That just doesn't fly and they knew that. I don't have any problems with these young men. We've had a good relationship. They chose to do that and they had to pay for the consequences." 

What to look out for...

Nowadays, literally any kind of concept has a special day dedicated to it. Today is no exception: October 2 is Name Your Car Day, which I bet you didn't know existed. If you're like me and your car is your number one bae, now's the time to find it a name!

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