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HC Wake-Up Call: JFK Assassination Files to Be Released, U.S. Ambassador Under Fire for Inappropriate Comments in Samoa & Disney World's 'Toy Story'-Themed Restaurant


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.)

Private Files About JFK's Assassination Will Be Released Today

CNN reports that President Trump's administration will release government documents covering former President John F. Kennedy's assassination on October 26. It's unknown whether or not Trump has prevented any portions of the files from being released in the interest of certain material harming U.S. intelligence. While some members of the intelligence community have reportedly warned Trump not to publicize some of the files, JFK historians don't believe that the files will reveal anything new about the significant event. If anything, it seems that this information may provide insight into why assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was in Mexico the week before he killed JFK. 

An American Ambassador Is Being Investigated for Inappropriately Speaking to Women in Samoa

Scott Brown, U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, is now under investigation for making inappropriate comments to women while in the Samoan capital Apia on an official visit. CNN says that a State Department inquiry has begun after people complained about Brown telling women they were "beautiful" and could make "hundreds of dollars" in services industries.

In response to the complaints, Brown insisted that cultural differences led to the controversy. He has also garnered criticism for defending President Donald Trump's behavior in New Zealand interviews, telling an interviewer that the president had apologized for misogynistic-sounding comments. However, Brown has accepted the negative response, saying in an interview, "I was told that, ‘You know, listen, you’re not Scott Brown from Rye, New Hampshire, anymore, you’re an ambassador and you have to be culturally aware of different cultures, and different sensitivities.’ And I’m always welcoming that kind of advice." 

"Senior leadership at the State Department has been in contact with Ambassador Brown and he has been counseled on standards of conduct for government employees, which also includes ambassadors," a State Department official said. 

Disney World Reveals Details Behind Toy Story Restaurant​

Following up on plans to launch an entire Toy Story-themed section in its Hollywood Studios park next summer, Disney World has now revealed what kind of food service is in the works for the new area. Toy Story Land will feature the quick-service restaurant Woody's Lunch Box, which is expected to serve soda floats. The restaurant will be decked out with "some of Andy's favorite toys and items from his lunch." All the more reason to plan a trip to Disney World! 

What to look out for...

Today is Hillary Clinton's 70th birthday, and regardless of your political beliefs, there's no doubt that this woman's achievements are inspirational AF. Thanks for taking women one step further, HRC. 

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