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HC Wake-Up Call: More Than 20 Dead in a Texas Church Shooting, American Woman Wins NYC Marathon & Trump’s Approval Rating at All-Time Low

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.)

More Than 20 Fatalities Have Been Reported in a Texas Church Shooting

The New York Times reports that more than 20 people were killed after a gunman entered a rural church near San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday. Wilson County official Paul Pfeil said that as of Sunday afternoon, a total number of casualties has yet to be confirmed, while constable David Keen said “there were kids involved.”

Victims were shot inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, while the gunman was reportedly killed after being chased into the neighboring county. It is unclear whether or not he shot himself or if police killed him. Church pastor Frank Pomeroy was away during the shooting, but his daughter was reportedly inside the church at the time of the incident.

Carrie Matula, an employee at a gas station about 50 yards away from the church who heard the gunfire, told MSNBC, “It’s a small Baptist church. It’s an older building. I don’t know that they would have security cameras…And I know they didn’t have security in the parking lot.”

An American Woman Won the NYC Marathon for the First Time in Decades​

An American woman has won the women’s section of the New York City Marathon for the first time in 40 years, The New York Times reports. 36-year-old Shalane Flanagan completed the marathon in two hours, 26 minutes and 53 seconds, finishing only a minute before three-time winner Mary Keitany, who is from Kenya. This is also Flanagan’s first major marathon victory. If you need a good bout of motivation, just watch her crossing the finish line.

Trump’s Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low

A Washington Post-ABC poll says that President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have hit a historic low as he nears the one-year anniversary of his election, CNN reports. 59 percent disapprove of Trump’s presidency at the moment, which is the worst of any president at this point in their presidency since modern polling began.

Does anyone want to bet that Trump will find a way to brag about this? 

What to look for…

Today is known as National Nachos Day, so here’s your excuse to eat unhealthily today. (But, let’s be real: You don’t need an excuse.)

Kristen Perrone is a Siena College Class of 2018 alumna. She studied English during her time at Siena.
Katherine (or Katie) is the News Editor and resident witch at Her Campus. She first fell in love with journalism while attending SUNY New Paltz ('14). Since then, she has worked on the staffs at MTV News and Bustle writing about politics, intersectional social issues and more before serving as staff researcher at Lady Parts Justice League. Her work has been published in Women's Health, the Daily Dot, Public Radio International (PRI) and WNYC and she's been a regular panelist on a few podcasts (mostly screaming about repro rights.)  She is a Libra with a Taurus moon and a Scorpio ascendant, which either means nothing or everything. She loves strong diner coffee, reading tarot for strangers at the bar and watching the same three horror movie documentaries. She lives in the Hudson Valley with too many animals.