Connect with us

Morning Scoop

Tuesday Morning Scoop: Cavs-Dubs 4

Plus, the off-again, on-again North Korean summit looks on again



Welcome to the Morning Scoop for May 29, 2018. Summer has unofficially begun, so naturally, we’re thinking about… basketball?  You should be thinking about sending this link to one friend, so they can get the Morning Scoop in their inbox every weekday

Not a Rerun: Get Ready for Cavs-Warriors 4

Seeing Quadruple: Dubs and Cavs will meet again (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Let’s take a moment to celebrate basketball excellence: The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will meet for the fourth consecutive year in the NBA Finals, after each team won a game seven on the road over the weekend.

Given how difficult it is to reach one professional sports championship series, it’s pretty incredible that these teams have both done it four years in a row. The Cavaliers left the Boston Celtics in their wake, while the Warriors defeated Houston last night.

Even more amazing than Cavs-Warriors round four? LeBron James will be appearing in the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive year. Eighth.

North Korea Summit Not Dead Yet

Increasing presidential pressure is spurring talks between American and North Korean counterparts two weeks before talks were set to happen between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

CNN reports, “Officials described a high-stakes scramble, with an uncertain ending, as Trump presses his advisers to move ahead with the goal of meeting on June 12, despite concerns among top national security staff there isn’t enough time to prepare. The president has publicly discarded those worries and sent signals he is intent on carrying out the talks he himself canceled only four days ago.”

Reports this morning indicate Kim Young Chol, the Vice Chairman of North Korea, will be in the U.S. today to work on additional summit details. 

8,000 Starbucks Locations to Close This Afternoon for Anti-Bias Training

If you usually head to Starbucks for an afternoon cold brew, you may need to make alternate plans today, as the coffee mega-giant will close  this afternoon to educate their workers on racial sensitivity and inclusivity. The move follows the controversial arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia location

President Howard Schultz will appear in a video addressed to employees, as well as rapper Common. While some critics say the training is simply a PR move from Starbucks, others, including NAACP leaders, are praising the company for taking the first step in what they say needs to be a long-term effort to change its culture.

Today in a Tweet

Becca, Bachelorette, Season Premiere…

Last But Not Least: #WhereAreTheChildren

A matter that has been of great concern to officials since late April surfaced again over the holiday weekend, partly because of a highly-criticized tweet sent by Ivanka Trump. On April 26, a Health and Human Services (HHS) official disclosed to a Senate subcommittee that his agency had lost track of about 1,500 migrant children that it placed with sponsors.

The concern with the missing children is that they will end up with human traffickers. CMN’s Maham Khan has all the details on this heartbreaking story. 


This Tuesday Morning Scoop was compiled from contributions by Natalia KolenkoMaham KhanHannah Demissie and the CMN Staff. The pools opened over the weekend, so it’s summer now, right?   

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.

We dropped two mixtapes in six months. And we take the news very seriously.

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

Government1 week ago

Speaker Pelosi Endorsed Lowering the Voting Age to 16 years Old

The kids maybe alright to vote.

by , The Catholic American University
National News1 week ago

Here’s What We Know So Far About Operation Varsity Blues

A summary and the latest updates about the largest college admissions scandal to hit the country.

by , George Washington University
Government1 week ago

The Department of Health and Human Services Received Complaints of Alleged Sexual Abuse Against Foreign National Minors

Migrant children may be at risk on the ground and overseas.

by , The Catholic American University
Government1 week ago

California Governor Gavin Newsom Suspends Death Penalty Statewide

The Golden State is on the verge of ending the death penalty.

by , The Catholic American University
Government1 week ago

Top Congressional Republicans Decry Progressive Policies as Socialist

A Third Red Scare in Washington?

by , The Catholic American University
Government2 weeks ago

North Dakota State University Football Player Wears Socialist Pin at the Trump White House

The Reds infiltrate the White House.

by , The Catholic American University
National News2 weeks ago

Ethiopian Airlines Jet Crashes, No Survivors on Boeing 737

This is the second flight, in five months involving a Boeing 737.

by , CMN Senior Correspondent
Government2 weeks ago

Progressives, Socialists, Make Gains in Local Elections in NYC and Chicago

The left is on the rise in big cities.

by , The Catholic American University

Top Reads