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Welcome to the Morning Scoop for July 17, 2018. Summit fallout is what everyone is talking about this morning, but we’ve also got news on Amazon Prime Day and a Democratic shakeup. 

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Trump Dealing With Russia Fallout

One of these men wishes they had a mulligan on the summit. (Image: Twitter)

After meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday, President Trump refused to agree with the US government’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election. And the reaction to his statement was swift and strong, from both sides

Republicans Jeff Flake and John McCain blasted the president’s statements, while Trump stood firm on his belief that cooperation, not investigation, is the best plan to move forward, tweeting, “As I said today and many times before, “I have GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people.” However, I also recognize that in order to build a brighter future, we cannot exclusively focus on the past – as the world’s two largest nuclear powers, we must get along!”


Amazon Website Flips Out on Prime Day

Amazon’s Prime Day — the retail giant’s version of Black Friday in July — didn’t get off to the best start for some shoppers yesterday, as the company’s website experienced problems all across the US, with some users seeing nothing but dogs.

Some Amazon workers in Europe went on strike yesterday, in an attempt to highlight stressful and unfair working conditions. The company’s founder, Jeff Bezos, may not have noticed, since he was busy being the world’s richest human ever.


California Democratic Party Endorses Dianne Feinstein’s Rival

The California Democratic Party voted to officially endorse Los Angeles state legislator Kevin de Leon in the U.S. Senate campaign against senior Senator Dianne Feinstein, who has been in office since 1992.

De Leon, who is the current president of the California State Senate, is running on a progressive platform that includes a Medicare-for-All single-payer healthcare system, tuition-free and debt free public higher education, legalization of cannabis, and investments into renewable energies. CMN’s Duane Paul Murphy covered the story.


Today in a Tweet: RBG at the Movies

Felicity Jones to play RBG.

Last But Not Least: The Importance of Diversity at College Journalism Workshop

The College Media Mega Workshop, which ran from July 12-15 at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, had a common theme among all of its sessions: diversity of newsroom employees and the stories they cover being the lifeblood of a solid publication.

As CMN’s Nia Tariq writes in her takeaways from the workshop, “the program was chock-full of keynote speakers and panelists who encouraged the representation of different perspectives at every avenue of not only the reporting process, but also the hiring and production processes.”

Read all of Nia’s observations here. 


Wednesday’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Nia TariqDuane Paul MurphyNatalia KolenkoHannah Demissie, and the CMN Staff. Guess what, today is World Emoji Day, so what’s your go-to? We’ll pick Monocle Man, he’s the best:

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