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HC Wake-Up Call: Trump Defends Roy Moore, Uber Was Hacked a Year Ago, But It’s Only Telling Users Now & New Starbucks Holiday Drink

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.)

Trump Is Defending Roy Moore Against Sexual Misconduct Allegations 

After several days of silence on allegations that Alabama senate candidate Republican Roy Moore sexually assaulted several young women under the age of 18, President Trump finally made a statement on the matter — and it’s about as cringe-worthy as you’d expect it to be. “He denies it. Look, he denies it,” BuzzFeed News says Trump told reporters on Tuesday. “If you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours. He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen. And look, you have to listen to him, also.” Considering the POTUS himself has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women (and there’s infamous audio evidence of him bragging about it), we can’t exactly say we’re shocked.

Uber Was Hacked a Year Ago, but the Company Is Only Just Now Telling Users

Uber announced Tuesday that it hid a data breach from customers a year ago after hackers compromised roughly 57 million accounts. The company reportedly used a $100,000 payment to the hackers responsible to ensure customers never caught wind of the hack, which occurred in October of last year. Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who was appointed to the position this past August, said in a statement that the executives responsible for hiding the hack have been fired, and that the company has not detected any identity theft as a result of the hack. 

Starbucks Just Dropped (Another) New Holiday Drink

2017 is shaping up to be an amazing year as far as Starbucks’s holiday drinks go – not only did the company add the Toasted White Chocolate Mocha to its already-stacked holiday drink lineup, but on Tuesday, it announced *another* new festive drink: the Toffee Almondmilk Hot Chocolate. Made with steamed almond milk (making it an amazing option if you’re dairy-free), and topped with whipped cream and crunch caramel brulée topping, it’s ideal if you’re in the mood for something cozy but not caffeinated.

 

What to look out for…

Turkey day is finally tomorrow! Enjoy spending time with your friends and family (and eating all the food, of course).

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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