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HC Wake-Up Call: Kelly Wants You to Know He's Not Quitting, The End of Subsidies & Amazon Studios Head Suspended


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.)

White House Chief of Staff Still Has a Job...Or So He Says

In a bizarre press conference on Thursday, Chief of Staff John Kelly clapped back at reports of his unhappiness in the position. "I would just offer to you that although I read it all the time pretty consistently, I'm not quitting today," he said. "And I just talked to the President. I don't think I'm being fired today." Well, it's good to know that someone in the White House is confident in his position. 

Trump Plans to End Cost-Sharing Subsidies That Helped Poorer People Get Health Insurance

CNN reports that Trump will end the subsidies that allowed for lower-income Americans to buy health insurance through Obamacare. The announcement follows Trump signing an executive order to move his own health care plan forward. Until now, the subsidies' monthly payments have gone through in the current administration, but the White House will begin evaluating these payments on an individual basis. Changing this system may lead to Obamacare customers paying more for health care coverage.

Head of Amazon Studios Is Suspended After Being Accused of Sexual Harassment​

Although he was mentioned in tweets from Rose McGowan claiming that she was raped by Harvey Weinstein, head of Amazon Studios Roy Price was put on a leave of absence after allegedly making obscene comments to a TV producer. CNN says that producer Isa Hackett, who works on the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle, tried to turn down Price when he repeatedly made lewd comments to her in 2015.

Even though the incident was previously reported, Hackett completed an on-the-record interview with a Hollywood Reporter writer about her experience, which obviously caught Amazon's attention. Hackett was inspired to share her story after so many women came forward about their sexual harassment experiences with Weinstein. "I hope we all continue to inspire each other and ultimately create change," she said.

What to look out for...

We may quote it on the daily, but today is officially Treat Yo Self Day! The famous expression was featured in a Parks and Recreation episode that aired on Oct. 13, 2011. Getting to treat yourself on a Friday? Perfect!

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