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BOO! Did we scare you? Welcome to the Morning Scoop for Friday the 13th! The scariest thing that could possibly happen is a giant version of baby Trump flying over our heads – and in London, it happened. 

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President Trump Arrives in the UK as the Baby Balloon Takes off

This is just a simulation, but you get the idea. (Image: Twitter)

Last night, President Trump arrived for his highly anticipated visit to the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, in Parliament Square today, a giant balloon depicting a small orange Trump wearing a diaper took flight in protest of the president’s arrival.

The baby Trump balloon has been one of the most anticipated installments of the “Stop Trump” protests in London, intended to be a “symbol of resistance” and, according to protesters, sending a clear message that President Trump is not welcome in the UK.

Since arriving, President Trump has already faced a number of obstacles, including loud rallies outside the room where he and Melania are staying. After a terrible night of sleep, the president and first lady headed to meet with UK Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss foreign policy issues, where Trump stated that the US and the UK “have a very, very strong relationship.”


Build-A-Bear ‘Pay Your Age’ Deal Ends in Failure

Yesterday, Build-A-Bear Workshop halted its first-ever “Pay Your Age” sale and it ended in complete chaos. Build-A-Bear was forced to shut down a deal that allowed customers to pay their age for bears after chaos broke through stores and malls across the United States and the United Kingdom.

With each bear retailing between $25.00-$55.00, this was a steal. Children were able to pay only a few dollars for bears, and adults being capped at $29.00, this drew crowds of families alike. The long lines posed a safety hazard to many malls, and they posted an urgent alert on social media halting the sale altogether.

To find out how the whole sale fell apart, check out Erin Whitten’s report here. 


Five New Albums Coming Out in July and August That You Need to Hear

We might have passed the halfway point of summer, but don’t start getting depressed about having to go back to school just yet. There are plenty of reasons to look forward to the rest of this month and August.

Read Nicole Kitchens’ top five new album recommendations here.


Today in a Tweet: So Spooky?

It’s Friday the 13th. What creepy things have happened to you so far today? Probably none.


Friday Playlist: Pitchfork Fest 2018

It’s Friday, so you know what that means: CMN Vibes is here. Our very own Nicole Kitchens has curated a playlist in anticipation for Pitchfork Festival, taking place in Chicago this weekend.

To listen to this great selection, check it out here. 


Friday’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Duane MurphyTamia HeardDanielle GermainNicole KitchensErin Whitten and the CMN Staff. We’re definitely melting, and not like the Modern English song. Although, we have seen the difference, and it’s getting better all the time. 

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