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A vote to block President Trump’s emergency declaration now goes on to the Senate. (image: Unsplash)

The big story…

House Passes Resolution to Block Trump’s Emergency Declaration for Border Wall

The House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday – with a 245-182 vote – to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration that would allow funds for a border wall on the U.S. southern border. CNN reports, “Thirteen Republicans voted with Democrats to pass the measure. The votes in favor of the resolution fell short of the two-thirds of the chamber needed to override a presidential veto. Trump has issued a veto threat on the measure.” The resolution now moves to the Senate where it has to be brought to a vote on the floor within 18 days.


In national news…

President Trump Meets with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un

President Trump and Kom Jong Un met in Hanoi, Vietnam yesterday for their second nuclear summit. And, although no one knows yet what this meeting will produce, both leaders seem open to negotiations.


In global news…

Fire and Train Crash Kills 25 at Cairo Railway Station

At least 25 are dead after a train hit a barrier causing a fire inside a train station in Cairo. This story is still developing — check here for updates from the Egyptian capital.


In film…

Michelle and Barack Obama Announce Co-Heads of Production Label

The Obamas have announced that Priya Swaminathan and Tonia Davis will be the co-heads of the Higher Ground Production label. The production label already has a multi-year deal with Netflix.


Trending today…

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Last but not least…

Meet the Writer: Hazel Dequito

Hazel Dequito’s love for music and writing began at a very young age. When she was five she started taking piano lessons, vocal lessons and music theory classes. Her taste in music is diverse, as she enjoys listening to indie, alternative and some hip-hop. She wouldn’t fit her musical taste into any one category, as her preference changes with her mood. Read more in Devin Townsend’s report for CMN.


Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Devin TownsendNatalia Kolenko, and the CMN Staff. The Internet is enamored with the story of a rat that was rescued after getting stuck in a sewer grate. Sewer search and rat rescue. 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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