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Wednesday Scoop: Split Congress

ūüĎĹ Plus, Harvard researchers have some big news.

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The big story…

Democrats Take Congress, While Republicans Keep the Senate

Although votes are still being counted, it looks like Congress will be divided for the foreseeable future. (image: Wikimedia Commons)

A lot went down during election night, but here’s the basics:


In global news…

Kidnapped Cameroon Children Freed

The 78 children who were kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon have been freed, while the school principal and one teacher remain in captivity. Authorities are still unsure about who is behind the abductions but have not ruled out the involvement of secessionist fighters.


Also in global news…¬†

New Caledonia Has Rejected Independence from France

The citizens of the French Pacific island territory of New Caledonia rejected independence from France in an islandwide referendum. Read more about it on CMN.


In the environment…

Ozone Hole Close to Being Completely Healed

Climate change experts in a new UN report predict that the hole in the Earth‚Äôs ozone layer will be completely healed in 50 years‚Äô time.¬†CNN¬†reports,¬†‚ÄúA fragile shield of gas around the planet, the ozone layer protects animal and plant life from the powerful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. When the ozone layer is weakened, more UV rays can get through, making humans more prone to skin cancer, cataracts and other diseases.‚ÄĚ Scientists discovered in the 1980s that chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, were causing significant damage to the ozone layer. CFCs, which used to be found in refrigerators and aerosol cans, were banned globally in 1987, allowing the ozone layer to heal.


In television…

Satanists are Threatening Legal Action Against Netflix

After the release of Netflix’s “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” The Satanic Temple is threatening to sue the streaming service for the show’s use of a copyrighted demonic statue. Read more about it in¬†Duane Paul Murphy’s report for CMN.


Trending today…

Pizza to the Polls Delivered Over 10,000 Pizzas to Voters


Last But Not Least…

CMN Track Reviews

Looking for new music to listen to? The CMN writers have been putting together some great track reviews ‚ÄĒ¬†head on over to our site¬†to check them out.


Wednesday’s¬†Morning Scoop was¬†made possible by¬†Natalia Kolenko,¬†Duane Paul Murphy, and the CMN Staff. Harvard researchers think they have identified a very oddly shaped comet ‚ÄĒ or¬†an alien spacecraft.¬†

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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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