The big story…
Beyoncé, the queen of surprise albums, has dropped an album this morning of her live performance at Coachella entitled “Homecoming” to coincide with her Netflix documentary of the same name. Both the album and the documentary commemorate Beyoncé’s performance as the first black woman to headline the festival. The album has 40 tracks breaking down the two-hour concert and leaving fans with the best of Beychella.
In global news…
In less than two days after the fire that ravaged the historic Notre Dame, which is still being investigated as an accident, almost $1 billion has been raised to rebuild the iconic structure. Meanwhile people are praising the hundreds of firefighters who worked tirelessly to put out the fire, while saving priceless relics within the church, including the Crown of Thorns.
President Trump used the second veto of his presidency Tuesday to stop a congressional resolution that aimed to end U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. CNN reports, “Trump added that the resolution is ‘unnecessary’ in part because there are no United States military personnel in Yemen ‘commanding, participating in, or accompanying military forces of the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthis in hostilities in or affecting Yemen.’” Trump’s veto comes as little surprise as the resolution was seen as a slight against Trump’s Middle East policies.
The FBI is currently searching for a woman in Colorado who is reportedly obsessed with Columbine. The woman, who is in possession of a pump-action shotgun, has been identified as an extremely dangerous and credible threat. Although no specific school has been identified as a target, Denver-area schools are closed today and may be tomorrow as well. This news comes just days before the 20th anniversary of the shooting that killed 13 people.
Read this thread for a high-drama (and high-awkward) chance encounter.
Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Natalia Kolenko and the CMN Staff. Chewy Chips Ahoy are being recalled and we’re changing their slogan: “Betcha can’t bite a Chips Ahoy without finding a[n unexpected solidified ingredient].” P.S. Was this newsletter forwarded by a friend? Subscribe here to get the Morning Scoop straight to your inbox every day.
Jumpstart a career doing something you are passionate about with one of College Media Network’s courses. Read about our current offerings, schedule and unique virtual learning environment here.
The State of Maine Will Use Ranked-Choice Voting for Future Presidential Elections
The Pine Tree State progresses towards more electoral reform.
Former Catholic High School Principal in California Alleges Job Firing Because He is Gay
The fight continues for the LGBTQIA+ community in the classrooms of private education.
California Will Offer Tuition-Free Community College for In-State Residents
The Golden States moves towards affordable access for higher education.
Illinois Will Now Mandate LGBTQIA+ History Curriculum to be Taught in Public schools
The land of Lincoln is becoming more inclusive in its curriculum.
U.S. Teen Birth Rate Starting to Decline Nationwide
As the country's birth rate stagnates or declines, so does teen birth rates.
North Carolin Governor Blocks Public Funds for LGBTQIA+ Conversion Therapy By Executive Order
State or Federal funds will be impacted by executive order.
Poll: Almost 40% of College and University Undergraduates Nationwide Favor Socialism
Socialism is slowly rising amongst college youth.