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It’s officially campaign season. (image: Wikimedia Commons)

The big story…

Democratic Candidates Hold First CNN Town Halls

The five leading presidential candidates — Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar — held the first CNN town halls last night. Impeachment was a hot topic, with Harris, Warren and Buttigieg saying go for it while Sanders and Klobuchar said let’s focus on re-election. All in all this was a good dry run for the first 2020 presidential debate set to take place in June.

In national news…

Another Boeing Jet Faces Investigation

While you’ve definitely heard about the investigation into the Boeing 737 Max 8, which was involved in crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killing 346 people total, now another Boeing jet may face investigation as well: the 787 Dreamliner. The New York Times uncovered issues at a Boeing plant in South Carolina where workers have complained about possible safety issues and shoddy work.

In global news…

Investigators Look Into Local Islamist Group in Sri Lankan Attacks

Several bombs placed in hotels and churches killed at least 320 people in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. More than a week prior to the attacks, an intelligence memo warned that a possible attack might occur, leaving some wondering if preventive measures could have been taken. Government officials believe the attacks were carried out by the group National Towheed Jamaar in retaliation for the shootings at two mosques in New Zealand last month.

In film…

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Makes World Premiere

The final installment of the Avengers series made its world premiere on Monday night to mostly positive reviews. Fans are seeing the movie as a great payoff, 11 years and 21 films later. What are your thoughts?

Trending today…

That’s Some Dentist’s Office


Last but not least…

Album Review: iDKHOW – ‘1981 Extended Play’

The introduction to 1981 Extended Play, the latest EP from I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME — otherwise known simply as iDKHOW — beckons listeners to dive into their outrageous backstory: this might be a project from drummer Ryan Seaman (Falling in Reverse) and bassist Dallon Weekes (Panic! At the Disco) but that’s not what they want you to think. Read more in Nicole Kitchens’ review for CMN.

Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Natalia KolenkoNicole Kitchens and the CMN Staff. Today’s morning scoop was put together while eating our leftover peeps. How did they become a thing anyway? 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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