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Ashley Austrew is a freelance writer who loves tacos, Target and screen time. Her work has appeared on Scary Mommy, The Stir, Mommyish and more.

New anti-Planned Parenthood video released, Leah Still gets a Wheaties box & more

It's another busy Thursday, which is why we're bringing you the CliffsNotes version of the latest news. Here are the top stories everyone will be talking about today:

1. This is getting ugly

The Center for Medical Progress, the anti-choice group that accused Planned Parenthood of selling fetal tissue and violating federal abortion laws, has released yet another video. In this one, the group accuses the women's health organization of altering their procedures to acquire intact fetuses and undamaged fetal organs to sell. Planned Parenthood denies the allegations, but Stem Express, a biomedical research company that previously relied on Planned Parenthood for tissue donations, recently cut ties with the organization amid questions about their practices. True or not, these videos are definitely doing some damage. — CNN

More: Controversial Planned Parenthood videos could cost American women big time

2. Donald Trump is mad at immigrants again

Donald Trump is leading the charge to do away with birthright citizenship. The law extends citizenship to all babies born in the U.S. but Trump says it is actually "the biggest magnet for illegal immigration." It turns out he's not alone — Rand Paul, Rick Santorum, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal and Lindsey Graham all agree with him. In 2010, the Pew Hispanic Center estimated only about eight percent of babies born in the U.S. each year are children of undocumented immigrants. Changing the law would require a constitutional amendment and that we take Donald Trump's opinions seriously. I'm not sure which of those would be more difficult. — NBC News

More: 7 Donald Trump gaffes shaking up his presidential campaign

3. Girl Power

The U.S. Navy is making preparations to allow women to become Navy SEALs. Jon Greenert, the Navy's chief operations officer, told Defense News he can't think of a single reason why women shouldn't be allowed on SEAL teams if they're able to meet the requirements. His announcement comes at a time of unparalleled acceptance of women in the military. The first female Army Rangers are set to graduate from the Army's Ranger School on Friday. — CNN

4. Well, this is depressing

Regal Cinemas, the nation's largest theater chain, will now be searching your bags when you go to the movies. The Regal Entertainment Group posted a message on their website acknowledging the potential inconvenience of bag checks but also saying, "We hope these [inconveniences] are minor in comparison to increased safety." They've yet to comment on the change, but many speculate it's a response to the recent theater shooting in Lafayette and the previous one in Aurora, Colorado. If you were planning on sneaking your gas station candy bar into the theater, it looks like you might want to reconsider. — USA Today

More: Amy Schumer reveals her heartbreak over Trainwreck Louisiana theater shooting

5. Adorable with a side of aww

Leah Still, the 5-year-old daughter of NFL player Devon Still, is featured on the cutest Wheaties box you've ever seen. The tot has been battling a rare form of pediatric cancer since 2014, but the Still family announced in March that Leah is cancer-free. Now, the little champion has her own iconic cereal box, just like Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan and Caitlyn Jenner. Her dad might be a professional football player, but little Leah has clearly shown she's the toughest one in the family. — BDCwire

More: Devon Still posts photos of his 'fighter' daughter with her ESPY

6. They won't like us when we're angry

Federal Agencies are all set to begin a plan seeking customer feedback to improve government services. Kiosks will begin popping up at airports and social security offices where patrons can press a button to let the government know if they were unhappy with their TSA agent or other customer service personnel. The kiosks will have four buttons with emojis on them: a happy face, somewhat happy, somewhat angry or totally angry. Agencies are also being set up to get customer service ratings on Yelp. It's all a part of the government's plan to improve taxpayer services, but I feel like they're not prepared for how much they're going to need to pay someone to read airport security Yelp reviews. — Washington Post

More: Josh Duggar gets slammed with questionable porn allegations

7. You need this laugh

Popular YouTube channel Bad Lip Reading finally released their much-anticipated take on the first Republican debate, and it is comedy gold. The brilliant minds behind the channel are known for taking popular media and dubbing in ridiculous words and sayings. If you're having a rough morning, the video will vastly improve your outlook. You can check it out here. — TIME

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