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HC Wake-Up Call: Trump Signs Order to Keep Guantanamo Bay Open, the Department of Justice Is Investigating Apple’s iPhone Slowdown & Moe’s Drops 3 New Queso Flavors

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 Has Signed an Executive Order That Will Keep Guantanamo Bay Open

In a major reversal of Obama-era policy, President Trump signed an executive order just prior to giving his State of the Union address that will keep Guantanamo Bay, a controversial high-security prison in Cuba that currently holds 41 prisoners detained by U.S. forces, open. President Obama signed an executive order in 2009 to close the prison within a year, but was never able to achieve the goal due to backlash from congress. Trump addressed the order in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, saying, “I am asking Congress to ensure that in the fight against ISIS and al Qaeda we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists wherever we chase them down, wherever we find them. And In many cases for them it will now be Guantánamo bay.” 

The Department of Justice & the SEC Are Investigating Apple for Slowing Down iPhones

After Apple made a lot of people super angry at the end of last year by announcing that it wasn’t all in our heads that our old iPhones were majorly slowed down as they aged, the U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC are reportedly investigating whether the company violated securities laws through its disclosures (or, lack thereof) about the software features that caused phones to slow down. While the inquiry is said to be in the early stages, there’s a chance that law enforcement could come after Apple for misleading customers about what was really going on — until then, the DOJ and SEC have requested information from Apple and are looking into the public statements the company made following the debacle.

Moe’s Just Dropped 3 New Queso Flavors

As if Moe’s original queso wasn’t *magical* enough already, the restaurant dropped not one but three new queso flavors on Tuesday, which include Chili Con Queso, Black Bean Queso and Spicy Queso. If you’re struggling to choose just one when picking up your burrito (and can’t afford to try all three on your college student budget), you’re in luck because Moe’s has even blessed us with a quiz to help us all find our queso soulmate. Because we all know that this Valentine’s Day, a date with queso > a date with a dude.

What to look out for…

A rare lunar event, called a super blue blood moon (yes, it’s just as intense as it sounds), that hasn’t been seen since 1866 will take place tonight. Here’s everything you need to know to catch it:

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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