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More of Robert Mueller’s report is scheduled to be released today. (image: Wikimedia Commons)

The big story…

New Court Documents to Be Released in Russia Investigation

Three documents that are part of the Mueller report are set to be released today, including two sentencing memos for Michael Cohen and a document detailing “crimes and lies” by Paul Manafort. Reminder: Robert Mueller is the special counsel heading the investigation on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. President Trump is not a fan, taking to Twitter early this morning to point out Mueller’s conflicts of interest and to once again call the investigation a witch hunt.

Each of these court filings are being taken as pieces of a puzzle that will lead to a grand reveal at the end of the investigation in one final report from Robert Mueller. However, some journalists are saying that these court documents may be all that Mueller has.


In national news…

Trump Appoints New Ambassador to the U.N.

President Trump is expected to appoint Heather Nauert, former Fox News anchor and current State Department spokeswoman, as the next U.N. ambassador for the U.S. 


In global news…

Yemeni War Peace Talks Begin in Sweden

The Yemeni government and Houthi rebels are currently engaging in peace talks in Sweden, hosted by the U.N. The talks are set to last a week and have already resulted in the agreement of a prisoner swap that will reunite thousands of families.


In tech…

Huawei CFO Arrested in DOJ Investigation

The CFO of the Chinese tech company Huawei was arrested in Canada on Thursday and is facing extradition in the U.S. The arrest is believed to be a part of the Justice Department’s investigation on whether Huawei violated U.S. sanctions on Iran. 


In social media…

U.K. Government Releases Internal Facebook Documents

The U.K. Parliament released 250 pages of internal Facebook documents, that were previously sealed in the U.S. investigation, and reveal the company’s way of handling (or mishandling) users’ data.


On YouTube…

Forbes Reveals Highest Paid YouTube Creators

Here are the 10 highest paid creators on YouTube. Number one may surprise you as he made $22 million this year and is only 7 years old.


In #MeToo…

#TimesUp Breaks Record in GoFundMe Campaign

The Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund has officially raised more money than any other GoFundMe campaign in the crowdfunding site’s history. At over $22 million, the campaign is well on its way to its $22.5 million goal.


In award shows…

Kevin Hart to No Longer Host the Oscars

Kevin Hart was set to be the 2019 Oscars host, but his tenure was short-lived following backlash for past anti-gay tweets and comments. Hart posted videos to Instagram when the tweets were found and when the Academy Awards gave him an ultimatum to apologize, which Hart refused saying that he’d already addressed this part of his life.


In the U.K…

Meghan Markle Makes Surprise Visit to London College

The Duchess of Sussex and mother-to-be Meghan Markle made a surprise solo visit to King’s College in London on Wednesday. Markle met with students, professors, and leaders to discuss gender equality, human trafficking, and climate change


Trending today…

Coyote Vest Time

This little pup went viral for his killer coyote vest (no pun intended). For more trends of the week, check out our weekly column “Trending Topics.”


Last but not least…

Meet the Writers

We’ve been introducing you to our writers this week, and today we’d like to introduce you to Daysia Cornish and Lizzie Goodfriend.


Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Tamia HeardLilia OwensKevin Ashley, and the CMN Staff. A promotion at a Cheesecake Factory went awry as the crowd descended into chaos. One person even got arrested. Cheesy, we know.

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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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