The breaking news story…
U.S. Government Releases October Jobs Report
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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New York City is home to an abundance of birds: starlings, hawks, sparrows, seagulls, and more. But the hottest one at the moment is undeniably this male mandarin duck. He has been spotted hanging around Central Park. Beautiful? Yes. Mysterious? Yes. New York City’s most eligible bachelor? Yes! And we’ve compiled everything you need to know about him at the link in bio.
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 Heard, Erin Whitten, Alessandra 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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