Connect with us

Morning Scoop

Friday Scoop: Comin’ Round to Moscow

Plus, Cardi B won’t be finessing.

Published

on

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. 

We’re still plugging away here at CMN, but we need your help to keep our project growing. For as little as $2 a month, you can help fund the team that trains CMN students. Support us by visiting our Patreon page or donating with Pay Pal.  Some small change for you, some big change for youkind. We mean, us. 


Putin Invites Trump to Moscow

A man of some importance. (image: Wikimedia Commons)

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. 


This Friday Morning Scoop was brought to you by the letter P. (And of course, contributions from Erin WhittenTamia HeardBrandon Walker, and the CMN Staff). One of us is back from San Francisco, checking it out, she was checking it out. There were good points and bad points, she’s still finding herself a city to live in. 

Are you looking for digital journalism training and experience? Are you a journalism major who wants to take your career to the next level? CMN’s Digital Journalism course gives you real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to journalism influencers and mentors, and a great place to display your work. You can get academic credit too. Check out the Digital Journalism Course here.

We dropped two mixtapes in six months. And we take the news very seriously.

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

Government2 days ago

Former Astronaut Mark Kelly Will Run for Senate in 2020

If elected in 2020, Kelly will become fourth-ever American astronaut elected to Congress.

by , The Catholic American University
Government2 weeks ago

Gen Z Alongside Millennials Prefer Socialism Than Capitalism

The kids are all left-wing.

by , The Catholic American University
Government1 month ago

New Year, New Laws for 2019

New year means new laws.

by , The Catholic American University
Equality1 month ago

Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker of the House

Democrats continued to control the House on Thursday by electing Nancy Pelosi who returned to be the first woman to...

by , Mercy College
Government1 month ago

The House to Approve Legislation of Reopening of the Government

Late Thursday night, the new Democratic House passed bills that would reopen the government without paying for Trump’s border wall....

by , Mercy College
Government1 month ago

Elizabeth Warren Announces She is Running for President in 2020

On New Years Eve, Senator Elizabeth Warren, (D) Massachusetts, announced that she will become a candidate to enter the 2020...

by , Mercy College
Government2 months ago

Senator Elizabeth Warren Wants to Create a Public Option for Generic Drugs

The Massachusetts senator wants to take on big pharma.

by , The Catholic American University
Art2 months ago

Movie Review: Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’

The Mexican director's latest reflects the modern state of the human experience.

by , The Catholic American University

Top Reads