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Welcome to the Morning Scoop for July 24, 2018. There is plenty of world and national news this morning you need to know about, and as usual, it’s all here in the Scoop. 

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At Least 50 Dead After Wildfires Engulf Seaside Towns Near Greek Capital

Aftermath in Mati, Greece (Image: Associated Press video)

High winds drove wildfires through seaside resorts just east of Athens, Greece, yesterday, killing at least 50 people, injuring over 100, and sending residents and visitors racing toward the sea, where the Coast Guard evacuated more than 700 people overnight.

Walls of smoke and flame trapped many of the dead. 26 bodies were found in one area in the town of Mati, and the BBC quoted Nikos Economopoulos, head of Greece’s Red Cross, as saying, “They had tried to find an escape route but unfortunately these people and their kids didn’t make it in time. Instinctively, seeing the end nearing, they embraced.”

“Everything happened in seconds,” Andreaas Passios said, per the Associated Press. “I grabbed a beach towel. It saved my life. I soaked it, grabbed my wife and we ran to the sea.”


Trump Explores Revoking Security Clearance of Critics

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday that President Trump is considering stripping a half-dozen former national security officials of their security clearances due to their “inappropriate” commentary on the ongoing Russian probe.

CNN reports, “Such a move would amount to an unprecedented use of presidential authority to punish political rivals. Critics quickly seized on the announcement, even as those under consideration downplayed the actual effect losing their clearances might have.”

Those who may have their clearances revoked include former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey, former national security adviser Susan Rice, former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden.


Shonda Rhimes has Eight (!) Shows In the Works for Netflix

Scandal, Murder and Grey’s Oh My! Not long ago, Netflix offered Shonda Rhimes a $150 million contract plus added incentives if she left ABC and came to work for the streaming giant.

It looks like Netflix invested wisely. Rhimes already has eight new and very diverse shows in the works. CMN’s Courtney Good does an awesome job of rounding them up right here.


Today in a Tweet

We wont be seeing Ryan in the pool anytime soon…

Last But Not Least: Professionalism 101: How Social Media Can Get You an Internship

CMN’s Hannah Demissie continues her series on what you should be doing now to make sure you get hired later. This time around, she focuses on social media:

“Our generation has been given the gift of social media which has changed every aspect of our lives, especially in the job market. Social media has made it easier to market anything to people. There are thousands on Instagram who are sponsored by companies like Princess Polly and Target. But don’t be fooled, if you want to get some sort of internship or job involving social media, you’re going to need to put in work.”

Generation Y and Z, listen up!


Wednesday’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Hannah DemissieNatalia KolenkoCourtney Good and the Morning Scoop team. They were extra motivated once we told them today was National Tequila Day. We just hope we can keep them focused until their shift is over!

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