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HC Wake-Up Call: Trump's Paper Towels In Puerto Rico, House Passes 20 Week Abortion Ban & Instagram Now Allows You to Poll Your Friends

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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.)

Trump Threw Paper Towels at People in Puerto Rico — Seriously

In case you couldn't have already guessed, Trump's visit to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria was basically a disaster. When speaking with government officials, he compared it to "real disaster," Hurricane Katrina, saying that Puerto Rico should be proud that their death count was, "Sixteen versus literally thousands of people." As if that weren't bad enough, he decided it would be a good idea to literally throw paper towels and supplies at hurricane victims. Not a good look.

House Passes Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would criminalize abortion 20 weeks after pregnancy, CNN reports. The House voted 237 to 189 to pass it, though it will likely be tougher for the bill to make it through the Senate which is more narrowly divided on the issue and probably won't prioritize voting on it. Planned Parenthood has called the ban unconstitutional, saying it is, "a clear attempt to erode Roe v. Wade."

You Can Now Use Your Instagram Story to Poll Your Friends to Make Decisions for You

Instagram is continuing to roll out the new features. The app's next move? You can now add a sticker to your Instagram stories to poll your friends about basically all of your life decisions. Don't know whether you should be good and cook or order Seamless? Trying to decide exactly how much your bank account will hate you for buying those shoes? There's now an app for that.

What to look out for...

In case you need something to get you through the week, Starbucks is bringing back pumpkin spice-flavored whipped cream this Thursday, Oct. 5 — the perfect way to treat yourself and get into those ~fall feels~.


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