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Nikki Haley Resigns as UN Ambassador, but What’s Next? 

Preparing for a future run? (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is now also former UN Ambassador.

She announced her resignation yesterday, catching many observers off guard, and, as Fox News reported, “leaving Washington guessing about the next move for one of the administration’s most prominent figures.”

In remarks to reporters, Haley seemingly shut down speculation that she would organize a bid for president in 2020, claiming she would return to private life and endorsing President Trump. Not everyone is convinced, though, as some pundits see Haley as the fastest rising star in the Republican party.


Michael To Make Landfall in Florida Today

Hurricane Michael was upgraded to a Category 4 storm early this morning, as it made its way up the Gulf Coast. The powerful storm is expected to slam into the Florida Panhandle this afternoon.

CNN reports, “Michael was expected to intensify overnight and be near Category 4 strength when it makes landfall Wednesday afternoon near the Panhandle or Big Bend area, the National Weather Service said.”

Michael will create dangerous surges that will hit low-lying areas ill-equipped to handle them, though the storm’s speed will prevent it from dumping the massive amounts of rain that Hurricane Florence did last month. Track Hurricane Michael via the National Hurricane Center here.


NFL Panic Meter: Week 5

We are just two weeks away from the NFL trade deadline, and teams who are panicking might throw away their season for draft picks, while others look to find one more piece to their puzzle for a championship run.

Confused? Don’t worry, CMN’s Tom Spurling is an NFL expert and he’s got the answers. 


Today in a Tweet: Taking a Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day and it’s not just about you…


Last But Not Least: The Best Haunted Houses in America

October is here, which means it’s time for all the best autumn-themed festivities: apple picking, pumpkin carving, and of course, haunted houses.

Whether it’s a fund raiser at your local fire station or a high-tech horror house, haunted houses have been entertaining us since the Great Depression era. The first haunted houses were actually designed by American parents to keep kids from vandalizing their properties on Halloween night.

CMN’s Kayleigh Shultis has a roundup of America’s best haunted attractions.


Wednesday’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Natalia KolenkoTom SpurlingKayleigh Shultis, and the CMN Staff. We have that bittersweet feeling today, there’s no denying it.  

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