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.)
President Trump Has Uninvited the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House
Following their Super Bowl win earlier this year, the Philadelphia Eagles were scheduled to visit the White House Tuesday to celebrate — but President Trump has canceled their visit after several players on the team said they would not attend as a protest of Trump’s criticism of players kneeling during the national anthem.
“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow,” Trump said in a statement Monday. “They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the national anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country. The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better.”
While the event will still take place, only fans will be invited to the White House for what Trump calls, “a different type of ceremony — one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the national anthem.” No word on what that will entail.
The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018
Saudi Arabia Issues First 10 Women’s Driver’s Licenses
In a historic move, Saudi Arabia issued driver’s licenses to women for the first time ever, the New York Times reports. While the driving ban wasn’t expected to be lifted for another 20 days, 10 women received driver’s licenses Monday following an announcement earlier this year that women in Saudi Arabia would *finally* be allowed to drive thanks to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who had long sought to lift the ban.
Saudi Arabia issued its first drivers licenses to first 10 women as lifting of long standing ban approaches https://t.co/x5tvdtgeMg
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 5, 2018
Group FaceTime Is Coming
In case you actually happen to have 32 different friends that you’d want to FaceTime at once (does anyone?), Apple will soon be making that happen. On Monday, Apple revealed that its iOS 12 update will offer a group FaceTime feature, which supports group video calling with up to 32, yes 32, people. Oh, and there will also be filters a la Snapchat and Instagram stories.
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) June 4, 2018
What to look out for…
Ocean’s 8 — featuring Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna — premieres tomorrow. Need we say more?