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HC Wake-Up Call: Senate Reaches Deal to Stabilize Obamacare, Head of Amazon Studios Resigns & Men Tweet #HowIWillChange


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.)

Obamacare's Subsidies for Low-Income Americans Have Been Saved

On Tuesday, both Democratic and Republican senators managed to reach a bipartisan deal that would stabilize Obamacare and continue funding health insurance subsidies for low-income Americans, BuzzFeed News reports. If passed, the deal would undo Trump's executive order to move his own health care plan forward, but gives states more freedom to get exemptions from the Affordable Care Act. 

In order to pass, the deal must now win at least 60 votes in the Senate and a majority of members of the House of Representatives. Many Republican senators have already expressed support for the new plan.

The Head of Amazon Studios Has Resigned Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Last week, Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, was placed on leave after accusations surfaced that he had made obscene comments to a female TV producer. On Tuesday, it was announced that Price had resigned from Amazon, the Huffington Post reports. Both Price and Amazon have declined to comment on his resignation, but the company canceled an event promoting Amazon Studios's new shows scheduled for later this week.

Men Are Tweeting #HowIWillChange to Show Solidarity With Victims of Sexual Assault

ICYMI, women have been taking to Twitter using the hashtag #MeToo to demonstrate how unfortunately widespread sexual assault and harassment are. After the movement received criticism for placing the burden on women, instead of men, to prevent sexual harassment and assault, writer Benjamin Law started #HowIWillChange, encouraging men to speak out about how they intend to combat rape culture in the future.

His original tweet has since gathered over 1,000 retweets and 4,000 likes, prompting men to pledge to fight harassment and discrimination when they see it happening.

Meme of the day:

Wednesday feels, am I right?

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