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A YouTube and beauty icon’s makeup company took a big hit when over 2.5 million dollars worth of makeup was stolen from a warehouse. (image: Wikimedia Commons)

The big story…

Jeffree Star’s New Makeup Line was Stolen and Leaked, FBI Searches For 2.5 Million in Product

YouTube and beauty sensation Jeffree Star is working with the FBI to bring back 2.5 million dollars worth of makeup that was stolen from his company’s facility weeks ago. An entire shade from Star’s new concealer line, Magic Star™, was stolen from a stock and shipping facility warehouse when burglars entered through the facility’s roof on March 15. The stolen products were leaked online in a private Facebook group days ago. Star’s newest line wasn’t supposed to be announced this early. In fact, the company hadn’t yet revealed to the public that the line was coming to fruition. Read more in Lindsay Wigo’s report for CMN.


In politics…

Lori Lightfoot Becomes Chicago’s First Black Woman Mayor

Lori Lightfoot became the first black woman mayor of the city of Chicago following Tuesday’s election. CNN reports, “‘We may be strangers but in this room, in this city we are all neighbors,’ she told a cheering crowd following her win. Lightfoot faced a historic runoff Tuesday against Toni Preckwinkle, who is also an African-American woman.” In her acceptance speech, Lightfoot told her followers that they were going to remake Chicago. Lightfoot is also the first mayor of the city to identify as a lesbian.


In higher education…

Actresses Implicated in Admissions Scam to Appear in Court

Celebrities Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are expected to appear in Boston court today for their involvement in the country’s biggest ever college admissions scam. Although the Desperate Housewife and Aunt Becky are the main star power behind the scandal, this cheating scheme involved many other people who spent a lot more money, such as the parent who paid $6.5 million to get their kids into school.


In sports…

American League Surprise Teams

Looking at the standings so far in the MLB, it’s kind of weird. There are plenty of playoff caliber teams having early lack-luster success, whereas there are teams doing much better than expected. Granted, there have only been a handful of games and there are 155+ plus to go, but still, there are first and last place teams that seem irreconcilable. Read all about it in Adam Shay’s report for CMN.


Trending today…

Bieber’s April Fools’

Justin Bieber’s been receiving a lot of heat for his April Fools’ prank implying that his wife Hailey Baldwin is pregnant.

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Last but not least…

Sabaton Announces New Album, Titled “The Great War”

Sabaton has revealed their 9th studio album, titled “The Great War.” This is a concept album focused on the First World War, which claimed the lives of more than 40 million soldiers and civilians. This war was also a turning point in military strategy and technology, thanks to the use of tanks, aircraft, machine guns, and chemical weapons which made old doctrine obsolete, killing thousands in a single day – see the battles of the Somme and Verdun. Read more in Kevin Ashley’s report for CMN.


Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Natalia KolenkoKevin AshleyLindsay WigoAdam Shay, and the CMN Staff. The first episode of Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ is free to watch right now. Try not to get too attached, unless you’re looking to pay for the rest. 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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