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The big story…

The Midterm Elections Are Here

Here’s some last-minute election news as you head to the polls. (image: Wikimedia Commons)

Pretty much everyone agrees that this midterm election has been more anticipated than most. If you can’t seem to make sense of it, here’s what is at stake:

In politics…

TV Networks Reject Trump Ad

Several major TV networks and Facebook have rejected a political ad created by the President’s team as many have termed it racist. The 30-second ad warns of the violent threat of immigrants to the U.S. After running it initially, certain networks have stopped showing the ad because of viewer backlash, including Fox News. President Trump says that he was unaware of the controversy.

In sports…

US Olympic Committee looks to take over USA Gymnastics

The US Olympic Committee is looking to remove USA Gymnastics as the sport’s governing body amid the organization’s struggle to recover from the sex abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. CNN reports, “USOC CEO Sarah Hirshland has offered USA Gymnastics the option of surrendering its status voluntarily. In an open letter Monday to the United States gymnastics community, Hirshland wrote, ‘We believe the challenges facing the organization are simply more than it is capable of overcoming in its current form.’” USA Gymnastics said in a statement Monday that it was currently debating which option works best for the organization and its members.

In business…

Amazon’s HQ2 May Have Found a Home (Or Two)

Amazon’s shortlist for HQ2 is reportedly between three cities: Crystal City, VA; Dallas, TX; and New York City, NY. However, there have been reports that the company is planning on splitting HQ2 between two places, with 25,000 jobs in each city. Meanwhile, the cities who didn’t make the list — and one city that did — are less than pleased with the decision. Stay tuned for the official announcement on what Amazon will do next.

Trending today…

A Few More People (And Google) Telling You to Go Vote

Although chances are you’ve been reminded to vote by your friends, family, Twitter followers, news sources (that’s us!), etc., we thought we’d give you a few more reminders in case you haven’t gotten the message.

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Tomorrow! Get out there. Don’t be an idiot. #VOTE

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The antidote to Hate… VOTE your love!

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The suns too big. #season5 #RememberToVote

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Tuesday’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Natalia Kolenko and the CMN Staff. We’d say something clever but we’re too busy heading to the polls — see you there! (P.S. If you haven’t voted yet, here’s what time the polls close in your state.)

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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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