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The big story…

Shooting at UNC Charlotte Leaves 2 Dead, 4 Injured

A shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday evening has left two dead and four injured. Local police have confirmed the identity of a suspect that has been taken into custody, but not the victims as their families have not yet been notified. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said, “One thing I do know is that a student shouldn’t have to fear for his or her life when they’re on our campuses. Parents should not have to worry about their students when they send them off to school. I know this violence has to stop.”


In national news…

Attorney General William Barr to Appear Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be questioning Attorney General Barr on the release of the Mueller Report. The release of the report has become a highly partisan issue with Republicans wanting to move and Democrats insisting that the unredacted report be released. This is Barr’s chance to explain himself and the Dem’s chance to show that Barr misrepresented the findings of the report. 


In global news…

Spanish Socialists Win National Elections While Far-Right Party Surges

The Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) led by its leader, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, won in national elections on Sunday, April 28, but needs to form a coalition with the leftist Podemos and regionalist parties. The center-left social democratic party took 29% of the popular vote, winning 123 seats in the 350-seat lower Congress of Deputies. While it is expected that PSOE will form a governing majority coalition with Podemos, which won 42 seats, it will need to rely on other regionalist political parties from Spanish regions such as Basque Country and Catalonia. Read more in Duane Paul Murphy’s report for CMN.


In politics…

Trump Delays Steel and Aluminum Tariffs for US Allies

President Trump has again delayed imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. The Washington Post reports, “Trump has put off a decision on steel and aluminum tariffs aimed at Mexico and Canada because he is trying to gain more access for U.S. businesses to their markets as part of a North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation.” Trump’s strategy with the European Union is less clear as he has praised some countries like France but criticized others like Germany, which he says needs to allow U.S. companies more access to customers.


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Last but not least…

CMN Vibes: Shaky Knees 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, this is not going to be anything like Coachella. Shaky Knees is, in fact, far from it. Founded in 2013 as part of an effort to bring a real indie fest to the southeast, and named after a My Morning Jacket Song (because how indie is that?), the Atlanta-based festival has been voted by Rolling Stone as a must-see in America. Read more in Nicole Kitchens’ report for CMN.


Today’s Morning Scoop was made possible by Natalia KolenkoNicole KitchensDuane Paul Murphy, and the CMN Staff. We’re spending the rest of the day waiting to hear a Jo Bros. tour announcement — hopefully it won’t take until the year 3,000. 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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