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The breaking news story…

U.S. Government Releases October Jobs Report

Labor Department data shows more jobs and a steady unemployment rate. (image: Wikimedia Commons)

The October jobs report is out, and it’s all good news. Here are three things you need to know:

  • Wages have increased by 3.1% — the biggest growth since 2009
  • The unemployment rate remains the same at 3.7% — the lowest it’s been in 49 years
  • The U.S. has added 250,000 jobs — which is more than was projected

Stay tuned for how this report will impact midterm elections.

In global news…

Pakistani Woman Acquitted But Not Released

The Pakistani Christian woman, who was acquitted of a blasphemy conviction that landed her on death row, has yet to be released from prison. The landmark court ruling has sparked protests in the country, causing the government to shut down schools and attracting global attention.

In global politics…

Ethiopia Announces First Female Supreme Court Chief

Ethiopia has just sworn in the country’s first female Supreme Court chief. This news comes almost a week after the country named its first female president and the Prime Minister appointed a half-female cabinet.

In medical news…

First FDA Approved Cannabis-Based Drug Available for Prescription

The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a Cannabis-based drug, intended to treat seizures, for prescription use. Read more in Erin Whitten’s report for CMN.

In technology…

Uber Unveils New Loyalty Program

Uber has just unveiled a new loyalty program for drivers, called Uber Pro, that includes incentives such as higher pay and free college tuition. Read more in Tamia Heard’s report for CMN.

In sports…

Simone Biles Makes History

Yesterday, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles made history as the first woman to win four all-around titles at the world gymnastics championship — despite taking a trip to the emergency room for a kidney stone last week.

In film…

Lena Dunham Sparks Controversy (Again)

Stephen Spielberg and JJ Abrams have hired Lena Dunham to write the screenplay for their new movie about the harrowing journey of Syrian refugee Doaa Al-Zamel. Needless to say, the world was not happy. Unfortunately, this is one of many cases of whitewashing in Hollywood — and not the first to involve Lena Dunham.

Trending today…

Manhattan’s Most Eligible Bachelor Is a Duck

According to The Cut, NYC’s most eligible bachelor is a mandarin duck that’s been spotted hanging out in Central Park. This news has the Internet buzzing and all of New York heading to the park hoping for a date with — I mean sighting of — the bird.

Last but not least…

The Influences of Camilo Cabello

Learn more about the artists who have influenced “Havana” singer Camilo Cabello in Alessandra Guarneri’s report for CMN.

Friday’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Tamia HeardErin WhittenAlessandra Guarneri, and the CMN Staff. This Sunday, don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour for Daylight Savings Time. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep, and we’ll see you bright and early (actually, dark and later) on Monday!

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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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