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Monday Scoop: Weekend Roundup

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What Happened this Weekend

Harvard goes on trial today (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

On Mondays, we read the news so you won’t have to. Here are some of the highlights:

– A wide-ranging interview with President Trump aired on ’60 Minutes’ last night, and among other sharp comments, he called Washington a vicious, divisive place.

– The death toll from Hurricane Michael rose to 17 over the weekend, as the full extent of the damage to areas of the Florida Panhandle became clear. One survivor told ABC News it will be “forever” before things get back to normal.

– A lawsuit against Harvard on behalf of Asian-American students who failed to gain admission begins today in Boston. The decision will likely have serious implications for affirmative action policies across the country.

– Sears, one of the most iconic American brands, filed for bankruptcy protection today.

– An American pastor who was detained in Turkey for two years returned to the U.S. on Saturday. Andrew Brunson met with President Trump at the White House on Saturday.

Pressure Increases on Saudi Arabia Over Journalist Disappearance

The UK, Germany and France have demanded a credible investigation into the disappearance of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as international pressure increases for Saudi Arabia to explain his disappearance.

CNN reports, “Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post and Saudi royal insider-turned-critic, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain paperwork that would allow him to marry his Turkish fiancée.”

Khashoggi’s disappearance has prompted international condemnation and President Trump warned of serious retribution if the Saudi’s end up being behind his death. Saudi Arabia has promised to retaliate over any sanctions.

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At least one U.S. National Team is going to the World Cup…

Last But Not Least: Meghan is Pregnant!

Kensington Palace announced today that the The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant and is due to give birth next spring.

Meghan and Prince Harry arrived in Australia today for a 16-day tour of Australia and New Zealand. The couple will appear in public tomorrow, as they undertake their first official royal tour since their wedding five months ago.

The baby will be seventh in line to the throne.

Monday’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Natalia Kolenko and the CMN Staff. Is it just us, or did everyone spend this weekend decorating for Halloween?

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