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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (image: Wikimedia Commons)

The big story…

President Trump and Kim Jong Un to Meet Tomorrow

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet tomorrow in Hanoi for their second summit to discuss international security, i.e., Kim’s nuclear program. On the eve of their meeting, Kim arrived in Hanoi and spent some time in the city, greeted by crowds of cheering citizens and journalists, local and visiting. TBD on what will happen at the meeting.


In global news…

Australian Cardinal Faces 50-Year Sentence for Abuse

Details of the trial of Australian Cardinal George Pell were made public today. In December, the cardinal, who is also the pope’s chief financial advisor, was charged with sexual abuse of two choirboys. He will face sentencing on Thursday and could receive a maximum sentence of 50 years. 


In politics…

House to Vote on Trump’s National Emergency

House Democrats will likely win a vote today to revoke the president’s national emergency declaration, which is allowing him to fund a border fence on the U.S.-Mexico border. After passing the House, the bill has a slight chance of passing the GOP-controlled Senate, but President Trump will likely veto the legislation if it makes its way to the White House.


In sports…

Patriots Owner Faced with Soliciting Prostitution Charges

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is facing charges of soliciting prostitution, the event of which occurred at a spa in Florida hours before the Patriots played in the AFC Championship Game. CNN reports, “The 77-year-old billionaire is among 25 people charged with soliciting another to commit prostitution, State Attorney for Palm Beach County Dave Aronberg said Monday.” Kraft’s charges came from a months-long investigation into sex trafficking that looked into several day spas and massage parlors in central Florida suspected of being used for sex work.


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Last but not least…

Book Review: This ‘Playbook’ Is a Must For Business-Minded Students

College students are creating businesses left and right. Whether the business falls into in the beauty, sales, technology, journalism or marketing industry, what is one theme that they all have in common? They all want to gain customers and keep their customers. The Customer Centricity Playbook: Implement a Winning Strategy Driven by Customer Lifetime Value is a must-read for anyone involved with a business or those looking to create a business. Read more in Lindsay Wigo’s report for CMN.


Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Lindsay WigoNatalia Kolenko, and the CMN Staff. Sound the alarm! Rumor has it that New York may be changing the siren on emergency vehicles from WAAAAaaahh to WEE-oww-WEE-oww. P.S. Was this newsletter forwarded by a friend? Subscribe here to get the Morning Scoop straight to your inbox every day.

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Grace Cooper is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where she studied Nonfiction Writing and Psychology. When she's not obsessively reading or writing about the news, you can probably find her eating too much pizza and watching When Harry Met Sally for the hundredth time.

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