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President's North Korean war of words continues

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President Trump's latest drew more than 100,000 comments on Twitter

Despite some encouraging, peaceful gestures from North Korea yesterday, President Trump took to Twitter (see above) to remind Kim Jong Un that he thinks size really does matter.

Of course, social media blew up after the tweet hit the Internet, with many calling the president out for continuing a war of words with Kim. Some pointed out that the president does not literally have a nuclear button on his desk. And Kim probably doesn’t have one either.

Trump then tweeted that he would be announcing something he called "The most dishonest and corrupt media awards of the year" on Monday. Which at least indicates he isn't planning to push the button before then.
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Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch to retire

Republican Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah announced on Tuesday he will be retiring at the end of the year, paving the way for Mitt Romney to run for his seat in November.

The New York Times reports, “Mr. Hatch, 83, was under heavy pressure from Mr. Trump to seek reelection and block Mr. Romney, who has been harshly critical of the president.”

Despite Trump’s desire for Hatch to stay, the Utah Senator, who has been one of the president's most loyal supporters in the Senate, has decided to retire anyway. Hatch might now spend his free time writing more songs. No, really.

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Huge winter storm heading up the East Coast

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In the past week, the east coast of the U.S. has been experiencing bitter cold temperatures, but now even nastier weather is on the way.. A winter storm —aka Grayson — that some forecasters are calling a "bomb cyclone" because of its low pressure and strong hurricane-like winds, is expected to hit soon.

"First, a monster storm will hammer coastal locations from Georgia to Maine with ice and snow. By Thursday, the exploding storm will, in many ways, resemble a winter hurricane, battering easternmost New England with potentially damaging winds in addition to blinding snow," according to the Washington Post.

Read more: Are you ready for the bomb cyclone?

Hoda Kotb officially replaces Matt Lauer

Hoda Kotb, long-time co-host of the fourth hour of the Today Show, made her debut yesterday as the show's official co-anchor.

Kotb is replacing Matt Lauer, who was fired on November 28 amid sexual misconduct allegations. Over the last month, Kotb had been a temporary replacement for Lauer, although she never imagined she could land such a promotion.

Last But Not Least: University of Arizona fires head football coach over misconduct allegations

The University of Arizona took action against its head football coach after new allegations were raised against him.

ESPN reports that the school " fired football coach Rich Rodriguez after six seasons in the wake of a sexual harassment allegation the university began investigating in October and a recent notice of a hostile-workplace lawsuit."
Today's Morning Scoop was compiled by Natalia Kolenko, Gigi Foster and the CMN Staff. Wherever you are today, we're hoping you aren't as cold as we are right now.
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