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Plus, youth soccer team found alive, but trapped, in Thailand.

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Welcome to the Morning Scoop for July 3, 2018. We’ve got news on the upcoming Supreme Court nominee battle, human drama in Thailand, and Cardi B making history. 

Yesterday, our team of student journalists covered the Nine-Nine rallying behind a cast member, the Mexican presidential election, and why, when it comes to racism on campus, hate is never the answer.  


Trump Weighing Supreme Court Pick 

Decision time. (Image: Pixabay)

President Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, and has plans to speak with several others this week, according to multiple reports.

He plans to announce his nominee on July 9, and the choice is shaping up to be one of the most important in American judicial history, as a conservative judge could have a massive impact on abortion, gay marriage, and health care laws, among many other issues.

The focus will soon shift to the Senate — which confirms judicial nominees — and where Republicans hold a slim 51-49 edge.


Thai Youth Soccer Players Found Alive in Cave

Twelve soccer players between the ages of 11 and 16 and their coach entered a cave in Thailand more than a week ago, where they’ve been trapped by a flood ever since.

CNN reports, “Finally, after nine days, all 13 team members were found safe. But rescuing the 13 people may be a difficult task. It’s not clear if the rescuers will be able to drain the cave or divers will have to teach the boys how to dive to get them out.”

Until then, rescue members will send a doctor and nurse into the cave to check on the 13 team members, as well as figure out a way to get food to them. They are all in stable condition, according to reports. 


Cardi B Makes History

Last year Cardi B made history when her hit single “Bodak Yellow” went number one. She was the first female rapper to do that solo since Lauryn Hill.

She made history again yesterday, when her second single, “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin, from her debut album, “Invasion of Privacy,” went number one.

Ojanae Marshall has more details in her CMN report.


Today in a Tweet: D-Y-N-A-S-T-Y 

Should the rest of the NBA just give up? 

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Professionalism 101

College is a great time to start building your professional portfolio. Since you’re young, naive, and want to gain experience, companies are going to be more inclined to help you.

It’s tough these days, though. With the world becoming more competitive, it’s hard to keep up with what’s new in the professional world and what you need to do to better your odds of getting your dream position.

But don’t worry if you’re confused or don’t even know where to start! American University’s Hannah Demissie kicked off Professionalism 101 yesterday, the first in a series of articles that will guide you through the steps you need to find your perfect career path.

Check it out here.


Wednesday’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Natalia KolenkoOjanae MarshallHannah Demissie, and Duane Paul Murphy. Got that weird holiday-in-the-middle-of-the-week thing going on? We feel you. 

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