Welcome to the Morning Scoop for June 12, 2018. The big Singapore summit wasn’t quite a dream come true, but we did profile a college student who made dreams into reality.
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Trump-Kim Summit: What You Need to Know
The much-hyped summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — the first time a sitting U.S. president has ever had a meeting with a leader of North Korea — is over, and here are the key details:
- The two leaders signed an agreement to “work towards” the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, while also committing to recovering the remains of prisoners of the Korean War.
- Trump said the US would stop joint military exercises with South Korea and that North Korea would dismantle a nuclear facility (though that detail was apparently not in the signed agreement).
- The two leaders both praised the meeting, as did China and South Korea. Oh, and Dennis Rodman cried.
USC Under Investigation by the Government
The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights said yesterday it is launching an investigation into the University of Southern California’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against former university gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall. 52 complaints against Tyndall have been filed with the Los Angeles Police Department.
A statement from the DOE said the Office of Civil Rights will look into “reports and complaints of sexual harassment during pelvic exams as early as 1990 that were not fully investigated by the University until spring 2016.”
Syracuse University Students Suspended for Racist and Homophobic Videos
Fifteen students at Syracuse University in New York have been suspended after several offensive videos surfaced. The students are members of the Theta Tau fraternity, which has already been expelled from Syracuse for the same incident.
Today in a Tweet
Today marks the second anniversary of the Pulse nightclub attack.
Last But Not Least: Pride Month is Important, but Advocacy is a Year Round Job
CMN’s Nicole Masaki writes that while it’s great that there is a increased focus on the fight for LGBTQ+ equality in June, “like the temporary Facebook filters, this level of public involvement is not seen year round.”
It’s Tuesday! Today’s Morning Scoop was compiled from contributions by Natalia Kolenko,
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Senator Elizabeth Warren Wants to Create a Public Option for Generic Drugs
The Massachusetts senator wants to take on big pharma.
California Mandates All New Public Transit Buses Go Electric by 2029
The Golden State wants their buses more greener on the roads.