Outrage Over Parkland Shooting Quickly Turning Into Action

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A rally held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida yesterday saw students demanding action. (Image: CNN video)

A group of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, where an former student killed 17 people with an assault rifle last week, are planning a gun control march in Washington, D.C. on March 24. The targets: the National Rifle Association and any politician that takes money from them.

CNN reported that, “According to a mission statement for March For Our Lives, students across the country will converge on Washington next month to say the nation can no longer wait to tackle issues of school safety and gun control reform. They're asking that like-minded folks who can't make it to the nation's capital stage solidarity marches in their own communities.”

In addition, some students will be going to Tallahassee, FL this week where they hope to have sit-downs with legislators in the state Capitol. Read more in CMN's report.

President Trump Unleashed a Weekend Tweetstorm (Again)

Spending the weekend inside his retreat in Florida (he stayed off the golf course out of respect for the victims of the Parkland shooting, two of whom he visited in the hospital), President Trump fired off 16 tweets this weekend that slammed the FBI (and Oprah), and emphasized that his election campaign did not collude with Russia.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team indicted 13 Russian people and three Russian companies on Friday, charging them with interfering with “US political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016.” The president has never condemned Russia, only defended his own campaign.

"I never said Russia did not meddle in the election, I said 'it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer,'" Trump wrote. "The Russian 'hoax' was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia — it never did!"

Today in a Tweet

As you might imagine, there is a whole lot of Trump, Obama and Hillary bashing taking place on Twitter this morning. But we're just going to leave this here...
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Fergie Really Did Her Own Thing With the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game

Fergie set Twitter on fire — and drew some bemused looks from players and fans in attendance (including Chance the Rapper) — with a bluesy, smoky version of the National Anthem at last night's NBA All-Star game.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green wore a particularly puzzled expression, and NBA commentator Charles Barkley said after the sensual rendition of the song was finished that he "needed a cigarette." BTW, Team Lebron rallied to beat Team Stephen 148-145 in what was a pretty entertaining game.

We rounded up some of the more interesting Twitter reactions for you.

U.S. Women's Hockey Team Will Play Canada for the Gold Medal (Again)

The U.S. Women's Hockey team, who have lost the last two Olympic Gold Medal games to Canada, are headed for a third straight showdown with their neighbors to the north after smashing Finland 5-0 in a semi-final game earlier today. The Canadians hammered the Olympic Athletes From Russia in the other semi this morning.

The Canadian Women's team has won four of the five Olympic Gold Medals, with the U.S taking the other by beating Canada in Nagano in 1998. The final will air live in the U.S. at 11:10 p.m. ET and 8:10 PT on Wednesday (1:10 p.m. on Thursday in Korea).

Last But Not Least: This Student Got a $17,850 Bill for a Urine Test

In her late 20s and attending college in Texas, Elizabeth Moreno suffered from debilitating back pain caused by a spinal abnormality. “I just could not live with the pain,” she said. “I couldn’t get dressed by myself, I couldn’t walk across my house, let alone to class, and nothing, no drug that had been prescribed to me, even dulled the pain.”

In late 2015, Moreno had the operation in Houston, which she described as “a complete success.” She gave it little thought when the surgical office asked her to leave a urine sample for a drug test.

Then the bill came.
Today's Morning Scoop was compiled by Natalia Kolenko, Roxanneh Mousavi, and the CMN Staff. Did all those presidents earn you a day off today?