Welcome to the Morning Scoop for June 11, 2018. All eyes are on a truly historic summit in Singapore, while we’re trying to hang on to the good vibes from the weekend.
Oh, and since you’re here: could you please share the Morning Scoop with one person? Send them this link — https://bit.ly/2nfDZQ9 — and ask them to support our hard working student journalists.
Trump, Kim Will Sit Down Soon in Singapore
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are both in Singapore this morning, poised for a historic summit meeting mainly focused on nuclear disarmament and economic sanctions. The meeting begins in about 12 hours.
Trump arrives at the summit with typical turmoil swirling around him: He retracted his signing of an agreement at the G7 summit and blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, while he got blasted by Robert DeNiro at the Tony Awards.
For his part, Trump says he’ll know if the summit will be successful “within the first minute,” while Kim hopes to “establish a new relationship” with the U.S. Finally, Fox News anchor Abby Huntsman had to apologize for what she called Trump yesterday.
Goodbye Net Neutrality 😢
Obama-era net neutrality laws were passed to regulate internet service providers, ensuring that all internet traffic got the same treatment. Those laws end today, following a repeal led by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.
According to The Week, “without net neutrality, critics warn, giant corporations like Verizon and Comcast can throttle traffic to sites they don’t own or partner with, or give customers who pay more better connections to services like Netflix.”
Actor Jackson Odell, 20, Found Dead
Actor Jackson Odell has passed away. His family confirmed his death in a statement to media yesterday.
Odell, who may best be known for his role as Ari Caldwell on the ABC series “The Goldbergs” or his role on Nickelodeon’s “iCarly.” Odell also had credits on “The Fosters,” and “Modern Family.” He also starred in the 2011 film “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.”
CMN Weekend Editor Arianna Lynne has more in her report. We also remember Anthony Bourdain and Danny Kirwan.
Today in a Tweet: Um, IHOB?
This International House of Burgers thing isn’t going over well on Twitter…
Last But Not Least: Things Happened in Sports
USC won the NCAA track and field championships with a wild relay comeback and Washington, Mississippi St., Oregon State and North Carolina have all qualified for the NCAA World Series. The final four spots are up for grabs today.
The first Morning Scoop of the week was compiled from work by Ife Abel,,
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.
Sign up for the Morning Scoop
Former Astronaut Mark Kelly Will Run for Senate in 2020
If elected in 2020, Kelly will become fourth-ever American astronaut elected to Congress.