Welcome to the Morning Scoop for July 27, 2018. It almost seems like both our leader and Russia’s are at a bidding war with each other for who gets to host a party first. Trust us, that meeting would be just like Helsinki; absolutely not a party.
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Putin Invites Trump to Moscow
Sky News reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited U.S. President Donald Trump for a face-to-face meeting in Russia’s capital.
No specific date was mentioned by Russia’s leader, although he did state that President Trump would only be allowed to visit under the right conditions. Alternately, Putin announced that he is also ready to “go to Washington.” His reasoning for the invite? Phone calls between the two leaders have been insufficient.
President Putin shared this information while speaking to a summit of BRICS countries in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Facebook Stock Crumbles by 20% on its Worst Day Ever
On Thursday morning, Facebook stock dropped 20% as the
public company is off to face the worst day in its history. Shares fell to a low of $174.48, and it halted stock trading on Wednesday at $217.50, CNBC reported.
Facebook lost the tech stock a total of about $120 billion in market value in just a few hours, bringing down the rest of the sector with it. The social media network was recovering from the Cambridge Analytica fiasco among other scandals as it seems that Facebook’s bad press is catching up to them, slowing down their numbers. Brandon Walker gives us the rundown of what’s happening at the OG social network.
Details Emerging About What Happened Before and After Demi Lovato’s Overdose Scare
Details about Demi Lovato’s apparent overdose on Tuesday have been released yesterday. She was awake and with her family after being hospitalized earlier Tuesday, according to a statement from the singer’s representative.
“Demi is awake and with her family, who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support,” said the statement from Lovato’s representative. “Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now.” Check in on Demi with Erin Whitten’s report here.
Today in a Tweet
Last night Cardi B canceled her upcoming tour with Bruno Mars, and we couldn’t be more upset.
Last But Not Least: Anne Hathaway Speaks Out on Nia Wilson’s Death and White Privilege
Social media users all over the country have chimed in on mourning the death of Nia Wilson, an 18-year-old girl stabbed at a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in Oakland, California.
Oscar-winning actress, Anne Hathaway, took to her Instagram account to share her own thoughts about the incident. Just like many others, Hathaway is outraged at the senseless violent act committed against the young black teen and her sister 26-year-old sister Letifah Wilson on July 22. Read what the famous actress had to say in Tamia Heard’s full report here.
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Former Astronaut Mark Kelly Will Run for Senate in 2020
If elected in 2020, Kelly will become fourth-ever American astronaut elected to Congress.
Senator Elizabeth Warren Wants to Create a Public Option for Generic Drugs
The Massachusetts senator wants to take on big pharma.