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HC Wake-Up Call: Remington, The Gun Manufacturer Getting Sued By Families Of Sandy Hook Victims, Files for Bankruptcy; Brown v. Board of Education’s Linda Brown Passes Away & Pakistan TV Station Hires First Transgender Anchor

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.)

Linda Brown, the Student Who Was at the Center of Brown v. Board of Education, Passed Away at 76

Brown v. Board of Education ended legal segregation in American schools after nine-year-old Linda Brown was blocked from enrolling at an all-white school in Topeka, Kansas, and her father sued the Topeka Board of Education.

It was also in Topeka where Brown passed away on Sunday afternoon, CNN reports. 

Gunmaker Remington Files for Bankruptcy

Remington Outdoor — which, according to The New York Times, is one of the oldest firearm manufacturers in the U.S. — filed for bankruptcy on Sunday. 

The company is allegedly hundreds of million dollars in debt, and sales have continued to decline, TIME reports. 

A Remington AR-15 was used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, which prompted public outrage and a lawsuit from families of the victims.

Marvia Malik Just Became Pakistan’s First Transgender News Anchor

Kohenoor News hired Malik, a recent journalism graduate, and her first broadcast was last week. According to the BBC, Malik was moved to tears by the job offer.

“Our community should be treated equally and there must not be any gender discrimination,” Malik said, adding that she hopes her new position will help improve the lives of Pakistan’s transgender community.

What to look out for…

Any developments in the scandalous “Who bit Beyoncé?” case. Tiffany Haddish, please just tell us who it was already!

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