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HC Wake-Up Call: New York Attorney General Accused of Abuse, Trump Expected to Leave Iran Deal & Melania Trump Unveils Her ‘Be Best’ Platform

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.)

New York’s Attorney General Has Been Accused of Abuse by 4 Women

In an article published by the New Yorker Monday, New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman was accused of violent abuse by four women he’d previously been in romantic relationships with. Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, two women who spoke to the New Yorker, told the magazine that Schneiderman had choked and hit them to the point where they were required to seek medical treatment. Two other anonymous women described similar behaviors of nonconsensual violence. 

Schneiderman has previously acted as an outspoken critic of Trump and an advocate for the #MeToo movement and women’s issues, making the allegations particularly startling, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has already called for his resignation.

Trump Is Expected to Leave the Iran Nuclear Deal Tuesday

The New York Times reports that Trump will likely announce today that he plans to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal, a foreign policy deal put in place by the Obama administration that ended U.S. sanctions on the country in exchange for Iran to ship 97 percent of its nuclear fuel out of the country and stop its production of nuclear fuel. If Trump does decide to leave the Iran deal, it could be one of the most consequential decisions of his term in office so far and could cause tension between the U.S, its allies and Iran, making further negotiations on Iran’s nuclear capabilities unlikely.

Melania Trump Unveils Her “Be Best” Platform

On Monday, First Lady Melania Trump unveiled her platform as FLOTUS, called “Be Best.” According to CNN, the program focuses on three main areas: well-being, fighting the opioid crisis and cyberbullying. 

“As a mother and as first lady, it concerns me that in today’s fast-paced and ever-connected world, children can be less prepared to express or manage their emotions and oftentimes turn to forms of destructive or addictive behavior such as bullying, drug addiction or even suicide,” she said as she announced the program on Monday.

Trump’s focus on positivity on social media has been controversial as her husband continues to be one of the most famous cyberbullies on Twitter — it’s unclear as to whether or not she plans to use “Be Best” to educate the president as well, though.

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Caroline is the Evening/Weekend Editor and Style Editor at Her Campus, a senior public relations major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a leather jacket enthusiast.  You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @c_pirozzolo. 
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