President Trump Has a Big Budget Proposal

The White House's 2019 budget proposal was released yesterday, with the bold headline being that the administration wants $4.4 trillion for the year. The proposal bears President Trump's vision of an America armed for war, paid for in part by an America that doesn't prioritize education.

The $4.4 trillion is a dramatic increase from the amount of money the Trump administration spent during 2017. Much of the added funds would go toward military spending and funding a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico.

CMN's Natalie Riopelle and Mary Dolan have the details in their joint report.
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Chloe Kim is Fire

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Doing it slopestyle... and tweeting in between. (Image: ESPN video)

Californian Chloe Kim became the youngest woman to win Olympic snowboarding gold and the second 17-year-old on the U.S. team (Red Gerard) to grab the top spot on the podium at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

And she did it style, with her family — her parents grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and many of her extended family still live there — cheering her on. She was also calm enough to send a few tweets between runs, at one point writing "Wish I finished my breakfast sandwich but my stubborn self decided not to and now I'm getting hangry."

"I'm a little overwhelmed. This is the best outcome I could have asked for," Kim said after grabbing the gold. She became the first woman to land back-to-back 1080s — two triple rotations — and racked up a 98.25 that left the competition eating powder.

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West Virginia Student Kicked Out Of Fraternity for Racist Social Media Post

A West Virginia University (WVU) student is no longer associated with his former fraternity and could face disciplinary action from the school after a video showing him using a slur toward a black waitress at a nightclub appeared online Sunday night.

The Daily Athenaeum, WVU’s independent news source, identified the student as Menos Hiras, former member of Theta Chi Fraternity. Hiras, who is reportedly a WVU political science student, allegedly took video of himself using a slur from his Snapchat account and posted it to Twitter.

Get more details here.

'Black Panther' Set to Slash Box-Office Records

Marvel’s new superhero movie Black Panther is projected to make at least $150 million over the upcoming President’s Day weekend, according to industry experts.

If the film meets those expectations, its debut would stand as one of the highest-grossing opening weekends of all time. The film has been gaining positive buzz for boasting a predominantly African-American cast, a rarity among Hollywood blockbusters.

Last But Not Least: Sony Apologies for Food Allergy Scene in 'Peter Rabbit' Movie

Sony Pictures released an apology for a scene in the new Peter Rabbit movie, saying they “sincerely regret not being more aware and sensitive to this issue, and we truly apologize.”

The scene in question involves Peter Rabbit and his friends shooting blueberries at the movie’s antagonist who is seriously allergic to the fruit. The scene in the movie gets to a point where they shoot a blueberry into his mouth and he has to inject himself with an epi pen before suffering anaphylaxis.

Get all the details in Caitlin Wills' report for CMN.
Today's Morning Scoop was compiled by Natalia Kolenko, Mary Dolan, Natalie Riopelle, Caitlin Wills, Evguenia Gololobova and the CMN Staff. Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. You going to be doing anything special today to get ready?
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