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Welcome to the Morning Scoop for May 22, 2018. The North Korea summit is on shaky ground as the South Korean president visits Washington. But when Barack and Michelle have announced a Netflix deal, which president would you rather think about? Oh, and could you help us out send this Morning Scoop signup link to one friend? It would mean a lot. 


Will North Korea Summit Actually Happen? 

Will Trump or Kim blink? (Image: Pixabay)

Ahead of a meeting today at the White House with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, there is increasing anxiety that the planned June 12 summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un might not happen.

Comments by National Security Adviser John Bolton and war exercises with South Korea have angered the North Korean media.

The New York Times reported on Sunday that Trump is asking aides and advisers whether he should pull out of the summit.


Netflix Newest Stars: Barack and Michelle 

Michelle and Barack Obama have signed a multi-year production deal with Netflix that will have them working in front of and behind the camera.

CNN reports: “The unique pact was announced on Monday. The first content from the Obamas will appear in 2019 at the earliest, according to a person involved in the deal.”

According to the company’s announcement, the Obamas will produce a diverse mix of content, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.


Analysis: Breaking Down the Gaza Controversy

CMN’s Maham Khan, who majored in Political Science and Economics and minored in Arabic, breaks down the ongoing Gaza controversy, which deepened after the U.S. moved its embassy to Jerusalem.

Read her enlightening analysis here. 


Today in a Tweet: World Goth Day 

It’s World Goth Day, but nobody seems to happy about it. Which might be the point? 

Last But Not Least: Amazing Images From the Kilauea Eruption

The U.S. Geological Survey has collected some amazing phots and videos of the continuing eruption of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii. The lava has reached the Pacific Ocean, creating a cloud of hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles that has risen into the air.

See more eye-catching images here. 


The Tuesday Morning Scoop was compiled from contributions by Natalia KolenkoGigi FosterMaham Khan, and the CMN Staff. We’re getting that dreaded very-slow-news-day feeling. 

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