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Friday Scoop: Brexit in Brussels

🍗Plus, you’re going to want to know about this chicken recall.

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There will be a Brexit delay, but that’s not necessarily good news for PM May. (image: Unsplash)

The big story…

EU Agrees to Brexit Delay, But Not to May’s Request

EU leaders met in Brussels on Friday to discuss the Brexit situation. Many saw the meeting itself and what happened in it as a public show of the EU’s loss of confidence in British Prime Minister Theresa May. May attended the summit to request a Brexit extension from March 29 to June 30, following Parliament’s vote against leaving the EU with no deal and again rejecting May’s Brexit plan. Instead, the EU gave May two deadlines: leave the EU on May 22 with the original Brexit deal or pick a new path by April 12.


In national news…

Former President Jimmy Carter Becomes Oldest Living President

On Friday, Jimmy Carter became the oldest living U.S. president, surpassing George H.W. Bush’s record at 94 years and 172 days old. People are taking this moment to consider the accomplishments of Carter’s life for the 38 years since he served in the Oval Office. For instance, his work with Habitat for Humanity, winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and writing more than 30 books.


In higher education…

The College of St. Joseph to Close 

The College of St. Joseph is likely to close its doors for the final time in May. Despite efforts to increase enrollment, the school is suffering from escalating demands from its accreditor. St. Joseph is the second college in Vermont to close this month and one of the many small, private New England colleges to close its doors in the last year.


Trending today…

Parks & Rec Reunion

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Last but not least…

Headbanging on the Dancefloor: Gimmick Bands

When you hear the words “Gimmick band” what comes to mind? Whatever it is, gimmick bands in the world of metal can outdo it. Today, I am going to bring you some the strangest, funniest, most obscure of the obscure. Bask in the glory of Smash Potater‘s meme-and-movie reference collage below. Read the rest in Kevin Ashley’s review for CMN.


Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Kevin Ashley and the CMN Staff. Tysons is recalling 70,000 pounds of chicken strips for “foreign matter contamination.” So, maybe think twice before digging into those nugs. P.S. Was this newsletter forwarded by a friend? Subscribe here to get the Morning Scoop straight to your inbox every day.

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Grace Cooper is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she studied Nonfiction Writing and Psychology. When she's not obsessively reading or writing about the news, you can probably find her eating too much pizza and watching When Harry Met Sally for the hundredth time.

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